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Employment Discrimination Lawyers for Employees and Employers
Whether you are an employee or employer it is crucial that you are educated about your rights. Discrimination still occurs every day in the workplace. It can be subtle and tough to prove so seeking help from an experienced employment discrimination attorney is crucial.
Both federal and state law explicitly prohibit discrimination in various forms. The law firm of Elkus & Sisson, P.C. strongly believes no one should be discriminated against.
In most professional settings, it is illegal to discriminate against someone in the workplace.
Your First Step: Consult an Experienced Employment Discrimination Attorney
You should contact an experienced employment discrimination attorney if:
- You think you need protection against false discrimination based claims
- You feel you have been discriminated against in any way at your place of employment
- You feel like you were discriminated against during the application or hiring process
Find out how our employment discrimination attorneys can help you; call us at (303) 500-3995 to schedule your initial, confidential consultation.
What are the different types of discrimination in the workplace?
Employment Discrimination can occur in many different forms. At its core, discrimination occurs whenever someone is treated unjustly simply because of who they are.
According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Racial Discrimination is the unfair treatment of an employee based on characteristics of race. Racial discrimination can even take place through policies set forth by the employer. If policies have a negative impact on an employee and is not job related then it can be considered racial discrimination.
Gender discrimination can occur when someone is treated unfairly based on their gender or sexual orientation.
Religious discrimination is when an employee is discriminated against because of their religion ethical, or moral beliefs. It can even occur if an employee is treated unfairly because of the religious beliefs of their spouse.
Age discrimination occurs when an employer treats an employee over the age of 40 unfairly. This could mean assigning less favorable jobs, not giving promotions, not giving raises, etc...
It is illegal to discriminate against someone in the workplace based on their national origin. This type of discimination is outlined in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
The Americans with Disabilities Act protects employees with disabilities. It also requires employers to make reasonable accommodations for anyone with a disability. Examples would include enhanced equipment, modified schedules, and making sure all office and meeting spaces are accessible.
The Pregancy Discrimination Act (PDA) does not allow employers to discriminate against workers based pregnancy status. This includes decisions made by the employer towards job applicants.
Genetic Information Discrimination is when a worker is treated unfairly genetic information collected by an employer. In most cases The Genetic Informatin Non-discrimination Act (GINA) prevents employers from collecting genetic information of employees and their families. Overall, employers cannot make employment decisions based on someone’s genetic information.
Retaliation in the workplace is one of the most common forms of discrimination. It often leads to a hostile work environment. This type of discrimination can be very subtle and hard to prove. Retaliation occurs when an employee is treated unfairly for conducting a “protected activity”. Here is a list of “Protected Activities” and examples of Retaliation.
Additional Types of Discrimination
Employment discrimination includes many types. In addition to the ones listed above, laws prohibiting discrimination also exetend to:
- sexual harassment
- use of excessive force in law enforcement situations
- matters of equal pay/compensation
If you are a victim of any type of workplace discrimination, or you have been accused of discrimination, it’s important that you seek the assistance of a skilled discrimination attorney in Denver, Colorado.
These cases can be highly complex, emotional, and contested. It’s essential that you have a dedicated legal team on your side.
How You Can Avoid Employment Discrimination Cases
Our law office will fight to protect you every step of the way. We help our clients understand and protect their constitutional rights, providing personalized legal counsel and aggressive advocacy throughout the process. With more than 15 years of legal experience we know what it takes to fight for you, and win.
Schedule a case evaluation with us when you call (303) 567-7981. We take the time to listen to your story and provide you with a clear plan of legal action.