Workplace Discrimination

Pelton Graham LLC investigates and pursues severe sexual harassment, discrimination, and other employment law issues. Over the past decades, employers have become increasingly savvy about minimizing or concealing illegal employment actions, but the attorneys at Pelton Graham LLC continue to see examples of blatant and extreme discriminatory treatment in the workplace. If you are being treated differently than others in your workplace based on characteristics such as race, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, or disability, you may be a victim of employment discrimination.

As much as possible, document every instance of discriminatory treatment with what occurred, the substance of whatever was said or otherwise transpired, who was present or witnessed the event, the time and place of the discriminatory conduct. Gather evidence such as e-mails, texts messages and memoranda that show the discriminatory treatment.

Employment discrimination may take the form of hiring bias, failure to promote, reduction of salary or benefits, demotion or termination of a qualified employee. Employment discrimination may also occur when an employee is subjected to a hostile work environment. In New York state, it is illegal to discriminate against an employee based on race, gender/sex, age, disability, domestic violence status, religion, national origins, political beliefs, genetic status, arrest and conviction record, marital status, veteran status or sexual orientation. Employees are also protected from retaliation based on complaints about discrimination or harassment.
The attorneys of Pelton Graham LLC are experienced at prosecuting high-profile employment discrimination claims. If you believe you are a victim of employment discrimination, contact Pelton Graham LLC today to learn about your rights under the law.