Workplace Harassment & Employment Discrimination Resources
If you work at a job in the Athens, GA area and you are dealing with workplace harassment, employment discrimination, retaliation, or any other unfair treatment at work, contact us today to set up a FREE consultation with an employment discrimination lawyer. We will evaluate your case, and if we are able to help you, we will try our best to improve your situation and get you a positive outcome.
DISCRIMINATION AT WORK
Federal law and many state laws protect employees and applicants for employment from discrimination on the basis of their race, color, sex, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, gender-identity, national origin, religion, disability, or age. Workplace discrimination can be any unfavorable, worse, or unfair treatment related to pay, benefits, hiring, firing, promotions, discipline, transfers, assignment, reductions in force (lay offs), or any other employment decision that impacts the terms, conditions, or privileges of your job.
If you believe you have experienced discrimination at your job, please call us for a FREE consultation with an employment discrimination lawyer. We will discuss your situation and evidence, and let you know if we can help.
HARASSMENT AT WORK
Harassment is common form of workplace discrimination. Workplace harassment that causes a hostile work environment on the basis of race, color, sex, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, gender-identity, LGBTQ, national origin, religion, disability, or age (over 40) is against the law. Harassment can take many forms, but often includes offensive comments, slurs,"jokes," inappropriate touching, threats, bullying, excessive monitoring or scrutiny, the presence of offensive symbols or items in the work place, and many other types of offensive mistreatment at work.
Please call us today to set up a FREE consultation with an employment discrimination attorney if you are experiencing any form of harassment at your job.
RETALIATION AT WORK
Complaining about or reporting discrimination to your employer is considered protected activity. It is illegal for your employer to retaliate against you because you engaged in protected activity. Workplace retaliation can take almost any form—it is any adverse employment action that would dissuade or discourage a reasonable employee from reporting discrimination in the future. This might include retaliatory transfers, shift changes, discipline, negative evaluations, harassment, bullying, excessive monitoring and scrutiny, and of course, any actions that directly impact your employment status, such as being demoted, suspended, or fired. "The law deliberately does not take a 'laundry list' approach to retaliation, because unfortunately its forms are as varied as the human imagination will permit.'" Knox v. Indiana, 93 F.3d 1327, 1334 (7th Cir. 1996).
If you believe that you are being retaliated against at your job, please call us for a free consultation with an employment discrimination lawyer.