The Employment Law stipulates that every American has a right to work in a conducive environment that respects their civil rights. Despite the law, some employees find themselves in a hostile work environment where they face discrimination. In case you find yourself in an employment discrimination situation, consult a discrimination attorney. Discrimination lawyers from a reputable law firm like HKM Employment Attorneys in Atlanta can help you resolve a discrimination case.
Cases Our Discrimination Lawyers Handle
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is a federal agency that enforces laws to protect workers from most types of discrimination. The laws include Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Some states or cities have their own anti-discrimination laws on top of federal law.
The laws aim to protect workers from these forms of discrimination:
Age discrimination in the workplace occurs in a few ways. You may be a director in a firm, only to realize you earn half of the other directors’ salaries because you are young. On the other hand, older adults may face discrimination in the workplace because they may be perceived to be slow or have outdated skills. In both scenarios, employment lawyers can advise you on the best course of action to handle and neutralize the situation. At the state level, the Georgia Age Discrimination Act prohibits discrimination against workers between the ages of 40 and 70.
Whistleblowers expose illegal activities occurring in a company. As a whistleblower, you can face discrimination when people get fired or after an investigation in the company. Whistleblowers have retaliation protection under the law, but employers always sue for breach of contract. An employment discrimination lawyer will determine how whistleblower laws can protect you.
Sexual harassment affects both men and women in the workplace. Sexual harassment can take the form of manipulation and coercion to keep quiet. You may feel like you have no option besides tolerating sexual harassment to keep your job. However, you can report the sexual harassment case to your supervisor and take legal action when human resources doesn’t resolve the issue. Get legal advice from HKM Employment Attorneys when your employer doesn’t address sexual harassment.
The ADA expects companies to employ people with disability and make changes in the work environment to accommodate them. If your employer doesn’t offer reasonable accommodation, there are many legal actions that a discrimination lawyer can take on your behalf. The Americans with Disabilities Act clearly states the rights of persons with disabilities, including having ramps and washrooms for people with disabilities.
HKM Employment Attorneys has a team of reputable employment lawyers ready to handle discrimination claims in Metro Atlanta, including Decatur, Marietta, Alpharetta, and beyond. Our law firm’s practice areas include discrimination of age, pregnancy, race, gender, disabilities, and wrongful termination, sexual harassment, and employment contracts. Our employment lawyers will handle the legal part and the paperwork. We can advise you on the best course of action to fix your workplace legal issues, and get compensatory damages.