FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL LAWS PROTECT EMPLOYEES FROM DISCRIMINATION
Federal, state and local laws protect employees from discrimination across a wide variety of characteristics. Federal laws, which apply to most employees in the country, protect workers from several kinds of discrimination.It is illegal to discriminate against applicants or employees because of a person’s race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information. It is also illegal to retaliate against a person because they complained about discrimination, filed a charge of discrimination, or participated in an employment discrimination investigation or lawsuit.
Some states go further and protect employees from discrimination based on veteran status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, and certain elements of criminal or arrest records.
If you think you have experienced discrimination at the workplace, you should contact employment attorneys with experience handling discrimination matters. The attorneys at Pelton Graham are experienced in advocating for clients who have experienced discrimination. We are happy to talk with you and answer any questions about discrimination. Consultations are free, and as contingency fee attorneys, we do not get paid unless we recover for you.
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You should contact an attorney experienced in handling employment discrimination matters to discuss your personal situation and discover what claims you may have. The attorneys at Pelton Graham are experienced at advocating for clients who have experienced workplace discrimination and are happy to talk with you about your experience. Consultations are free, and as contingency fee attorneys, we do not get paid unless we recover for you.