The workplace should be a safe, comfortable environment in which employees can make an enjoyable and rewarding living based on their abilities—not on their physical characteristics or spiritual beliefs. It is against federal law for employers to discriminate against their employees based on gender, race, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, and nationality. Employee discrimination cases usually arise when a worker is terminated, demoted, denied a promotion, refused appropriate compensation, and more, based on physical or spiritual characteristics. If you have been discriminated against by your employer based on any of these unlawful factors, then you may be entitled to file a claim against your employer. The compensation you may be eligible for can include payment, hiring, reinstatement, promotion, reimbursement for attorney and court costs, and more.
Although it is not easy to stand up against your employer, you deserve justice when you have been treated unfairly at work, and other employees of your company also deserve to be protected from potential discrimination in the future. You can attempt to prove discrimination by presenting the court with direct evidence of verbal discriminatory comments (such as slurs and insults) or circumstantial evidence of employer decisions that were made not in your favor based on unlawful factors. You are entitled to be represented by an attorney who will stand up for your rights and get you what’s rightfully owed to you. The experienced lawyers at Canan Law pride themselves in their expertise in protecting their clients’ rights on the job. Call us today and we’ll help you make your workplace the safe, enjoyable and supportive environment that it should be.