“I lost my job for no reason, but someone with a different ethnicity and less experience was kept on. What are my rights?”
Employers are generally allowed to pay, promote, hire and fire employees as they wish. That is the nature of employment at will laws. However, if any of these decisions are based on age, race, national origin, heritage, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, gender, pregnancy, religion or any other discriminatory factor, the employer may be violating the employee’s rights under state and federal law.
That’s where we come in. Gordon Law Group provides skilled and experienced representation for those who have been discriminated against. Our group of talented attorneys would be happy to assist you – all the way from preliminary questions to court.
Employees are protected under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as well as state laws. If you are actively discriminated against, you have grounds to sue your employer.
There is often a variety of indicators that would suggest you are a victim of discrimination. These include sudden and intense scrutiny; retention of younger, inexperienced coworkers over older workers; a small, one-or-two person “reduction in force”; punishing the victim; lack of thorough investigation or lack of interest if a complaint is made; and manipulation of the promotion or hiring process.
If you feel your employer has discriminated against you, contact us today.
This information is not a do-it-yourself guide to resolving employment disputes or handling employment litigation. While some may find this useful for understanding the basic issues and their legal context, it is NOT a substitute for experienced legal counsel and does not provide legal advice. Please contact the team at Gordon Law Group to discuss your specific case.