Employment Discrimination Overview
Discrimination in the workplace is illegal, and if you are victim of this crime it is important to seek legal representation. You are protected by federal and state statutes and regulations, and have the right to file a lawsuit and obtain compensation for the harm and damages done to you as a result of the discrimination.
If you feel you have been discriminated against in your employment and this has resulted in some harm, either emotionally, financially or otherwise, it is imperative that you contact a knowledgeable attorney as soon as possible to discuss the merits of your case. At the Mulvey Law Offices, we offer our extensive legal knowledge in this field to our clients who are facing discrimination and want to pursue their right to compensation for damages.
Types of Discrimination
Discriminatory behavior in the workplace can take many forms, and it is imperative to understand your rights as a worker. Employment law covers discrimination in the following areas:
- Sex or gender
- Glass ceiling
- Sexual orientation
In order to pursue a case of employment discrimination, your employer must have violated state and federal nondiscrimination laws. To prove employment discrimination, actual damages must have occurred and a motive for the discrimination must be shown, as well as a pattern of such behavior towards others under the same category. For example, if an employer consistently fired every female who became pregnant, this could show a violation of the nondiscrimination laws. Refusing to promote any workers of a particular religion could also possibly show discrimination.
Fighting for your rights in a discrimination case is not easy, but with the help of our experienced and skilled legal team, you can rest assured that if your case has merit, we will do our utmost to bring your case to settlement negotiations or even trial, as needed.