Do I need a discrimination lawyer?
Have you been discriminated against, harassed, or faced sexual orientation discrimination in the workplace? If so, you may need the help of a discrimination lawyer. Discrimination can happen in many ways, and sometimes maybe subtle enough to cause you to question whether or not it is really happening. If you think you have been discriminated against, but aren’t sure – keep reading to see if you should seek out the help of a discrimination lawyer.
Common types of workplace discrimination and harassment
Simply stated, harassment is any unwelcome behavior that is based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (over 40), disability, or genetic information. Harassment becomes unlawful when continued employment is dependent on enduring the offensive behavior or the behavior is severe enough to create an environment that a reasonable person would deem hostile, intimidating, or abusive. In 2019 the Center for Public Integrity published a report summarizing the more than 1 million discrimination cases filed between 2010 and 2017. They found that the most commonly alleged forms of discrimination were retaliation, racial, and sexual discrimination. If any of these apply to you, it’s time to see a discrimination lawyer.
Retaliation discrimination occurs when an employee is threatened with negative consequences if they complain or assert their right to report something that is unethical. Such negative consequences could include demotion, termination, salary reduction, or exclusion from staff meetings or training activities. Sometimes this form of discrimination can be obvious, but more often than not it is subtle and difficult to prove.
Even though we have made great strides towards acceptance as a society, racial discrimination still happens in the workplace. It involves treating anyone unfavorably because they are a certain race, have personal characteristics associated with race such as hair color or texture, or because the person is associated with a person of a certain race or color. Examples of racial discrimination can include racial slurs, offensive or derogatory remarks about a person’s race, or the display of racially offensive symbols.
It is against the law to harass a person because of their sex. Discrimination against an individual because of gender identity, including transgender status, or because of sexual orientation is also discrimination because of sex and unlawful. This form of harassment can include unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical harassment that is sexual in nature.
How do I protect myself?
Going through a traumatic experience such as workplace harassment can be stressful and have a lasting impact on your physical and emotional health. Additionally, harassment in the workplace can be difficult to prove. As of 2018, fewer than 20% of workers who filed complaints received any form of relief or compensation. We understand and have seen many cases just like yours. We’ve helped dozens of individuals gain the compensation they deserve to help get their life back in order after such a traumatic experience.
Choose a discrimination lawyer from TFNL Group
The attorneys at The Fierberg National Law Group are the workplace harassment and discrimination lawyers you need on your side. We are the only legal team focused on representing families, survivors, and others in lawsuits and other legal proceedings nationwide involving fraternity hazing, school violence, serious personal injury, wrongful death, sexual assault, Title IX violations, and other misconduct. Our lawyers create, then lead, legal teams that merge our national expertise with the capabilities of local attorneys to get you the best legal representation. Our attorneys have the training, experience, and confidence necessary to overcome tough legal obstacles and well-heeled lawyers, wherever located.
Let our harassment lawyers help you claim the compensation you deserve. Contact us today by emailing us at email@example.com or call 1.877.WASH.DC.1.