If you’ve been discriminated against, you can depend on a Chesterfield County employment discrimination attorney here at Passero Employment Law. Our firm is passionate about employees’ rights, and we are ready to put our knowledge and passion to work for you. Contact us today so you can tell us your story.
Chesterfield County Employment Discrimination Attorney | Fighting for Workers’ Rights
Discrimination in the workplace can leave employees feeling frustrated, disrespected, and often fearful. Further, workplace discrimination often comes in the form of wrongful termination or retaliation, which can also hurt employees financially. If you are facing such a situation, you should consider contacting a knowledgeable Midlothian employment attorney who has experience handling a wide array of employment discrimination cases.
Discrimination Cases We Handle
There are numerous protected classes under the law, including the following:
- Race Discrimination: Unfortunately, discrimination based on race is something that is still considerably prevalent in our society. This is abhorrent, and our firm can assist all those who’ve been discriminated against because of their race.
- National Origin Discrimination: When an employer discriminates against an individual because of where he or she was born, the type of accent he or she has, or otherwise discriminates against an individual because of their ties to their native country, they may have a discrimination claim under the Virginia Human Rights Act or federal law, and our firm can help them pursue that claim.
- Age Discrimination: Age discrimination is becoming increasingly common in the workplace. Companies may refuse to hire, or will fire, employees simply because of their age or because they have found someone who is younger and can work for cheaper. If you believe that you lost your job, were demoted, or were otherwise penalized because of your age, you may have an age discrimination claim on the grounds that your employer violated the Age Discrimination in Employment Act or Virginia law.
- Disability Discrimination: If you’ve been discriminated against due to a disability, you are protected under the Americans With Disabilities Act and Virginia law, and our firm can work to protect you rights under the ADA.
- Religious Discrimination: This country was founded on the rights of citizens to practice whatever religion they choose. Unfortunately, this right is violated in the workplace far more often than you may think. If you believe that your employer discriminated against you because of your religion, you may have a discrimination claim against your employer.
- Other protected classes. In addition the above, we are well-versed in other protected classes under the law. For example, Virginia protects employees discriminated on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, and status as a veteran.
Rights Afforded to Workers Under Federal & State Law
Workplace discrimination is prohibited under both federal and state law. For example, under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, employers are prohibited from discriminating against employees because of their race, age, gender, national origin, religion, and disability. The same is true under the Virginia Human Rights Act, which grants workers protection from discrimination on the statewide level, including other protected classes. If you believe that your employer discriminated against you in some way, you should consider speaking with a Midlothian employment attorney who can determine whether your employer violated your employment rights under federal or state law.
Filing Your Claim
You may file your discrimination claim either with the Virginia Office of Civil Rights or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. In most cases, you need not file a claim with both agencies, as they work in conjunction with one another (provided you indicate that you wish to “cross-file” your claim). Additionally, you should ensure you file your discrimination claim within certain timeframes established by the law. Passero Employment Law is ready to assist you today.
Contact a Chesterfield County Employment Discrimination Attorney
The bottom line is that discrimination in the workplace, of any sort, is unacceptable, and if you believe that you are a victim of workplace discrimination, you should seek assistance. Contact Passero Employment Law today to schedule your initial consultation with our firm.