You are entitled to your civil rights and equal treatment in your workplace, regardless of gender, race, age, or ability. Unfortunately, employment discrimination, age discrimination, and workplace discrimination exist even with Indiana state and federal law-mandated rights.
At HKM Employment Attorneys LLP, our employment lawyers ensure that employees are well represented, treated fairly, and have access to the same opportunities as their coworkers.
What Would Be Considered Discrimination?
Discrimination is never good, and within the workplace, it can negatively affect a person’s performance, job security, and well-being. Workplace discrimination creates an unhealthy work environment that can negatively impact an entire organization.
Not only does discrimination in the workplace expose an employer to liability or being sued, but the discriminated employee will suffer from unfair treatment.
Some examples of workplace discrimination can include:
- Denying a particular employee certain benefits
- Showing preferential treatment based on a person’s physical characteristics
- Denying disability leave, maternity leave or retirement options
- Wrongful termination
- Removing shifts without offering a reason
- Denying company benefits
- Not offering a promotion or bonus option when they are rightfully earned
- Comments or inappropriate jokes
- Excluding candidates from the hiring process
If you’ve been discriminated against in the workplace, your employer has violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which protects you as an employee. To hold your employer accountable, and to protect your civil rights, file an employment law claim.
While it can be intimidating to go up against your employer, our Indianapolis law firm is prepared to protect your civil rights and help you regain a safe and healthy workplace environment.
What Constitutes an EEOC Violation?
According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), if you believe you have been discriminated against, you can file a complaint. A complaint of discrimination is a statement asserting that an employer, union, or labor organization engaged in employment discrimination. The complaint requests that the EEOC take action.
The Indiana Civil Rights Commission (ICRC) and EEOC prohibit the following within the work environment:
- Age discrimination
- Sexual orientation discrimination
- Gender discrimination
- Race discrimination
- Religious discrimination
- National origin discrimination
- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and disability discrimination
- Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) discrimination
In Indiana, if you have been negatively treated within the workplace due to age, color, race, religion, sex (gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), national origin, or disability, bring your discrimination claim to dispute to an attorney as soon as possible.
While age, race, and sexual discrimination are common types of discrimination, in Indiana, additional protections are offered for veterans, off-duty tobacco users, or those with sealed or expunged arrest or conviction records.
The lawyers at our law office can help you navigate the specifics of your EEOC violation. Using the legal services of experienced employment law attorneys will help you understand your rights and available remedies. Our employment law firm can offer you the proper guidance and support for employment litigation or settlement.
Indianapolis Employment Discrimination Lawyer
HKM Employment Attorneys LLP has extensive experience advocating for equal treatment in the Hoosier State. Our practice areas include any discrimination case or employment issue, from sexual harassment to national origin discrimination.
When you’re ready for your legal advice and a consultation about employment discrimination in Indianapolis, call our team of discrimination lawyers today.