How an Attorney Can Help You Combat Discrimination in the Workplace

Workplace discrimination and harassment are prohibited by both state and federal law. The law prohibits discrimination based on national origin, disability, sexual orientation, etc. The employment law is clear, and it protects employees. Victims have the right to be heard. So, if you’re a victim of unfair treatment, you might need to talk to an employment attorney.

Sadly, many people don’t even know they are being discriminated against until the situation escalates. What’s more, even if they know for certain, they are still afraid to pursue it. Workplace retaliation or even wrongful termination are, sadly, real possibilities that victims fear.

Fight Against discrimination

If you are facing inequity and unfairness at work, you should contact an attorney. For example, if someone in your workplace is mistreating you (unlawfully) because of your race, disability, etc., you have every right to report that behavior. You shouldn’t be afraid of the consequences. That’s why you must have an attorney on your side. They’ll protect you and your interests from retaliation and potential unlawful termination.

Although the law prohibits discrimination, we see it every day in the workplace. Some examples are:

  • Age Discrimination
  • Gender Discrimination
  • Sexual Orientation Discrimination
  • Pregnancy Discrimination
  • National Origin Discrimination
  • Race Discrimination
  • Disability Discrimination
  • Religion Discrimination

How Can an Attorney Help

Get the help of a professional. You wouldn’t try to fix your roof all by yourself, would you? So why attempt to sift through complicated laws all on your own?

An attorney can:

  • Give you an objective opinion. Sometimes, we believe we’re a victim of a crime when in reality, we aren’t. The attorney will give it to you straight.
  • Tell you if your case has any legs to stand on. This isn’t a matter of whether you were discriminated against or not. It’s actually a matter of whether you have a chance of proving it.
  • Explain the strengths and weaknesses of your case. That way, you’ll know what to highlight.
  • Go up against any opponent. You might be scared to go against your employer. Don’t worry; that’s natural. But an attorney won’t be. They’ll help you through the process and fight for you.
  • Help you understand the law and stick to demanding deadlines with the court. They know which laws apply to your case. What’s more, they also know how to use the law to their (and your) advantage. They’ll file the discrimination claim in your name and stick to deadlines.
  • Gather evidence to prove your case. Even if the discrimination is subtle, you still might have a case. However, proving it will be difficult. That’s where the attorney comes in. They’ll gather the evidence. And they’ll know how to use the legal system to do it.

Davis, Ermis & Roberts Will Always Fight on Your Side

If you have any questions about your legal rights or need some legal advice, Davis, Ermis, & Roberts are here for you. We’re a team of seasoned, experienced attorneys. We have been working in the field of law for over 35 years, and have dealt with all kinds of cases.

We’ll be here to listen to your problems and give you the best possible advice on how to solve them. Don’t hesitate — book a consultation with Davis, Ermis & Roberts today!