Discrimination based on gender, race, sexual orientation, age or physical disability, people are held to different standards and judged on these identity traits. It is difficult, perhaps even impossible to control these prejudices when they happen out on the street. But when a person is mistreated or paid less in the office based solely on these factors, laws have been broken, and the victim is entitled to compensation and The Lee Legal Group law firm has all it takes to help you win the lawsuit.
There is very little ambiguity when it comes to employers treating or paying people differently based on any of the identity traits mentioned above. Laws that prohibit discrimination in the workplace have been around since 1964! Most were based on gender and race, but have since been expanded to include the elderly, people with disabilities, and homosexuals.
Legal television shows and movies make discrimination law look a lot simpler and more idealistic than it is. There is seldom one big evil bigot and one helpless victim, which is what makes these cases difficult to prove. The plaintiff must demonstrate that they were discriminated against based on a specific identity trait. More often than not, these cases involve wrongful termination, biased promotion, or unequal compensation or pay.
Most discrimination cases deal with specific circumstances and numbers. If, for example, an employee feels he was unfairly denied a promotion, he may decide to sue for the salary or wages owed him. More sophisticated cases that involve harassment may entitle the victim to emotional damages and further financial remuneration. A talented and experienced discrimination attorney from the The Lee Legal Group should handle these cases.
What you should know
For starters, every case is different some deal with the bias that is based on temporary conditions, such as pregnancy, while others consider more permanent factors, such as race or gender. Like all legal proceedings, the more evidence you have, the better. If you or your discrimination attorney can convince one or more of your current or former co-workers to testify on your behalf, it could go a long way.
Some discrimination laws are federal laws, which mean they must be observed in all states, but others are not. If you are considering filing a suit against a current or former employer, make sure you consult a discrimination law firm. These cases can be quite sophisticated, and a good discrimination attorney will not recommend talking the matter further unless he thinks you have a good chance of winning.
As a general rule, if your employer has discriminated against your on the basis of your sex, race, religion, national origin, age, pregnancy, disability, citizenship status, or because of financial difficulties (i.e., bankruptcy), you may have sufficient grounds for a lawsuit.