Evaluating Your Job Discrimination Claim
Hiring a job discrimination attorney is recommended for any person who feels they have been denied a job opportunity based on age, sex, sexual orientation, creed, age, gender, pregnancy, or disability.
Any of the following actions by an employer may be prosecuted as illegal job discrimination if based primarily on a protected class:
- Wrongful termination
- Promotion denial
- Pay cut or unfair pay
- Pay raise refusal
- Failure to hire
- Unfair treatment
- Denial of benefits
A job discrimination lawyer is available to help you evaluate and file your discrimination claim correctly, and to ensure you have the best chance at succeeding. Much more than administrative support, your job discrimination lawyer will also work to gather evidence that will help build a strong case against the person and company responsible for the discrimination. Ultimately, the goals are to get the defendant to publicly acknowledge unfair treatment and to achieve a fair settlement to compensate you for the injustice.
If you haven’t yet submitted a written complaint with your human resources manager and direct supervisor, your lawyer can give you tips on how to go about this, as well as how to file a formal complaint with the EEOC. For instance, you’ll need to be as detailed as possible regarding the events surrounding the discrimination, and it helps to discuss the actual federal or state laws that you feel were violated. If you were wrongfully terminated and find it difficult to connect with your former employer, your job discrimination attorney can handle all communication on your behalf.
For Job Applicants
If you’ve been turned down for a job and you suspect it may be because of your protected class status, an experienced job discrimination lawyer can investigate and evaluate your claim including researching your employer’s historical and unofficial hiring practices. In some cases, it may be possible to add credibility to such a claim by uncovering other instances where discrimination occurred, either during hiring or among employees.
For answers to all of your questions about job discrimination, talk to an experienced lawyer in your community. Please feel free to the search our list of job discrimination attorneys.