What is employment discrimination?

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the job based on a person’s race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, or because a person is pregnant or disabled. Under Title VII, it is illegal to discriminate in any area of employment, including: hiring and firing; compensation or assignment; transfer, promotion, layoff, or recall; testing; training programs; fringe benefits, or retirement plans and disability leave. The anti-discrimination laws also protect employees from retaliation by their employees. This means that an employee cannot be fired for filing discrimination charges against his or her employer. Further, employment decisions based on stereotypes or assumptions about the abilities, traits or performance of people of a certain race, sex, age, religion, or ethnic group or those with disabilities, are also prohibited.

I’m not sure I can afford a lawyer. Can you help me?

We offer free initial consultations to all of our potential clients. In addition, most employment matters are handled on a contingency basis. This means that you will not owe any attorney fees unless and until we secure a monetary settlement or verdict on your behalf. However, it is necessary in many employment cases for the client to provide a retainer fee in the beginning, to cover costs and expenses. Come in and see us, and we’ll discuss your individual situation.