Workplace Discrimination

Federal and state law prohibits employers from discriminating against employees based on race, color, country of national origin, ancestry, gender, religion, disability, pregnancy, marital status, age or sexual orientation. Workplace discrimination can include failure to hire, failure to promote, harassment, retaliation, constructive termination, wrongful termination, and other actions that adversely affect an employee.

Individuals who are deprived of the opportunity for employment or advancement in the workplace based on their membership of a particular protected class, or who lose their jobs as a result of discrimination, are entitled to compensation.

Discrimination In The Workplace

Firing or refusing to hire someone based solely on membership of a particular protected class, or giving an employee unfavorable terms of employment because of his or her race, are obvious forms of discrimination in the workplace. However, today the bulk of discriminatory conduct by employers is not so cut and dry. Employers may be held accountable, not only for intentional discrimination, but also for workplace policies that discriminate even if discrimination was not the intention, such as:

  • Failure to remedy a hostile work environment whereby race or other legally protected characteristics are ridiculed, stereotyped or demeaned
  • Dress code policies that interfere with an individual’s religious practice
  • Arbitrary and unreasonable physical requirements that exclude women
  • Employment advertising, policies, and practices that effectively discourage members of certain protected groups from applying
  • “English only” policies whereby communicating in English is not an essential part of the job

These are just a few examples of the types of discrimination in the workplace that are far too common. Investigating and pursuing discrimination claims is complex, our employment discrimination lawyers are well suited for the challenge.

Types Of Employment Discrimination

The combination of federal and state law prohibits employment discrimination based on several factors, including:

  • Age
  • Religion
  • Disability
  • Race
  • National origin
  • Gender
  • Pregnancy

Our Workplace Discrimination Practice

With decades of experience, our attorneys know how to gather critical evidence of employer misconduct and build strong cases for our clients. We care about our clients and work diligently to pursue the full compensation they are entitled to receive. As a client of our firm, you will have a strong advocate on your side.

Arata, Swingle, Van Egmond & Goodwin is a law firm consisting of premier employment discrimination trial lawyers. We are known for our attention to detail, thorough trial preparation, strong negotiation skills, and proven track record of results in the courtroom. Let us put our experience to work for you. Tell us about your situation, contact the workplace discrimination attorneys at Arata, Swingle, Van Egmond & Goodwin at(209) 522-2211.