Discrimination and Harassment
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Did you know that you are protected under federal and state law from harassment and discrimination in the workplace? Employees are protected under the law and cannot be singled out, fired, forced to quit, taken advantage of, or denied employment because of race, color, pregnancy, religion, national origin, age or disability. If you have been wronged by an employer, then you may be entitled to receive compensation for your losses. Riggan Law Firm, LLC can assist you by providing aggressive legal representation in any of the following areas:
Whether you are young or old, as long as you are able bodied and qualified to perform the tasks required by the position, you should not be discriminated against.
Most workplaces are required to accommodate individuals with disabilities. Physical and mental impairments should not disqualify a well-qualified individual from receiving a position.
Equal Pay for Men and Women
Men and women working in the same position of employment should be paid equal pay for equal qualifications and work. If you are a victim of discrimination, then you may be entitled to additional compensation.
National Origin Discrimination
As long as you are qualified to work in the United States under a work visa or permanent resident status, you should be eligible to work without fear of national origin being a considering factor in hiring.
The law forbids pregnancy discrimination. An employer may not fire, lay off, harass or refuse to hire an employee because of pregnancy. If you have been wronged, you need to work with an attorney.
It is illegal for an employer to discriminate against an employee because of their race. All employees are allowed equal opportunity of employment regardless of race.
No matter the religion or type of beliefs held by an individual, religion typically cannot be considered during hiring or used as a basis for firing any individual.
Employers are not allowed to discriminate or harass potential employees or hired workers because of gender. If you have been victimized, then you may be entitled to additional compensation.
Sexual Orientation Discrimination
Although state laws may not provide direct protection for individuals who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT), those individuals may be able to file discrimination or harassment legal claims against their employers.
Managers and people in authoritative positions are not allowed to act or retaliate for any reason against an employee who has engaged in legally protected activity.
You deserve representation!
Have you been a victim of workplace harassment or retaliation? You deserve representation, and Riggan Law Firm, LLC can help. The firm's team stands ready to provide clients with active pursuit of compensation for the wrongs that have been done to them. If you have questions or concerns regarding the position that you find yourself in and how working with a St. Louis employment law attorney can greatly benefit your case. Please complete our case evaluation form or contact us by phone.