We advise and represent employers and employees in employment discrimination matters.
It is unlawful for an employer to discriminate against any person because of that person’s age, gender, marital status, or sexual orientation, pregnancy, medical condition, race, national origin, physical or mental disability, or religion. Discrimination can either be direct (such as when an employer makes adverse employment decisions based on a person’s characteristics), or indirect (such as when an employer’s policies have a disproportionately negative effect on a protected class).
Discrimination can take many forms, including:
- Refusal to interview or hire the applicant
- Unlawful termination
- Unequal pay
- Denied or delayed promotions or raises
- Denial of benefits
- Unfair performance reviews
- Unfair reassignments or layoffs
Derogatory epithets, jokes, or comments can evidence a discriminatory state-of-mind.
Whether you are an employee or employer, it is in your best interests to consult an experienced and knowledgeable employment attorney for discrimination matters. Contact our office to learn more about your rights and options.