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Workplace Discrimination

Don’t let your employer bully you.  You have the right to be treated fairly at work.

Discrimination on the basis of sex, age, race, color, religion, disability, or national origin is not only wrong, it is illegal. There is an extensive and well-established body of law regarding the wrongfulness of discrimination in the workplace. Unfortunately, this type of activity continues to occur quite frequently; creating victims out of innocent employees for no other reason than the prejudices of an unscrupulous employer. Discrimination against employees suffering from a disability is particularly common, as many otherwise reasonable and fair-minded employers will try to save money or increase productivity by denying a reasonable accommodation to a disabled employee.

Discrimination may also take the form of workplace harassment. Perhaps the most familiar is sexual harassment, where coworkers or supervisors make unwanted sexual advances or engage in other inappropriate sexual behavior. There are other types of harassment, as well: for example, when the behavior of employees or supervisors creates a work environment that is intimidating, hostile, or offensive to individuals of a particular race, ethnicity, or ability. Whatever form it takes, workplace harassment on the basis of a protected characteristic is illegal, and employees are entitled to proper treatment and compensation when they have been harassed at work.

If you have been treated unfairly at work because of a protected characteristic like those listed above, you may be entitled to compensation pursuant to both state and Federal law. This compensation may consist of money damages for harm you suffered, money damages as punishment for your employer, reinstatement, promotion, or other appropriate relief.

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If you have suffered workplace discrimination or harassment, we recommend that you Contact Us immediately to schedule a confidential case evaluation with one of our attorneys, so that we can provide you with guidance tailored to your particular situation.