Have you been made to feel uncomfortable at work? There are many instances in which you may need the help of an employment discrimination lawyer. If you believe that you are the victim of discrimination, please do not wait to call our Rochester lawyer. We would be glad to get you set up with a consultation right away. Call us as soon as possible.
What is a Protected Characteristic?
If you have been feeling uncomfortable at work, you may wonder if it is because of discrimination. There are protected characteristics in the United States that your employer cannot legally discriminate against you for.
You cannot be treated differently based on:
- How old you are
- The disabilities you have
- If you have changed genders
- Who you are married to
- If you are pregnant or a parent
- Your race
- Your religious beliefs
- Your sex, or
- Your sexual orientation
These are federally protected characteristics that are enforced by the Equality Act of 2010. That means you have a right to file a claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). An employment discrimination lawyer can help you through this.
Are My Rights Being Violated?
You may be curious about whether or not you are a victim of discrimination. There are some scenarios that may help you understand whether you have a claim.
We had a client who was passed up for a promotional in favor of someone who was not as qualified. This employer had a habit of only promoting men despite the women candidates being more experienced and skilled.
One client of ours was being harassed by their boss. They were making racist jokes and remarks that made our client feel uncomfortable, unsafe, and unwelcome. When reporting the incident to HR, they were not very receptive. A week later, they were let go by their boss. It turns out that they were fired for reporting the harassment that they were enduring.
Call Our Rochester Employment Discrimination Lawyer Today
If you believe that you have been discriminated against at work, please do not wait to reach out to our Rochester employment lawyer. We have been handling these types of cases for many years. We would be happy to take your call right away to set up a consultation.