When to Hire an Employment Discrimination Attorney An employment discrimination attorney can help if someone believes they have been treated differently on the job because of certain characteristics, including their race, ethnicity, sex, religion, age, or disability. If your employer doesn’t like you and fires you, it isn’t necessarily actionable discrimination. To prove employment discrimination, the employee must show that their employer intended to treat them differently because of one of the characteristics. This intent can also be demonstrated if the employer has unfairly treated a lot of other workers with the same protected characteristic.
Most states and the federal government have laws that prohibit private persons, organizations or governments from discriminating against people because of these protected characteristics. In employment, individuals are protected from discrimination by employers under the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), the Americans with Disabilities in Employment Act, and other federal and state laws.
Employment discrimination can take the form of an adverse action that affects an employee economically, such as failure to promote, demotion, suspension, termination, or loss of benefits. Employment discrimination can also take the form of workplace harassment, such as verbal or physical abuse, or it can occur when an employer …Continue Reading