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Despite strict federal and state laws designed to protect workers from employment discrimination, the sad reality is that workplace discrimination still occurs at varying positions in both small businesses and large corporations. In 2013 alone, over 97,000 employee discrimination lawsuits were resolved across the United States. If you believe that you have been a victim of employment discrimination, it is important to know that you are not alone. There are ways to fight this unfair and illegal treatment, and the law is on your side.
The Philadelphia attorneys at Golomb & Honik have successfully represented individuals who were the victims of employment discrimination based on race, gender, religion, age, and disability. We understand that confronting workplace discrimination can be intimidating. If you believe you were a victim of employment discrimination we welcome you to contact us at 1-800-355-3300 or 1-215-985-9177 for a confidential, no-cost consultation.
Types of Employment Discrimination
Examples of unlawful discrimination expressly prohibited by federal regulations including the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Equal Pay Act, as well as numerous state laws include:
- Race discrimination
- Gender discrimination
- Age discrimination
- Disability discrimination
- Sexual harassment
Likewise, employment discrimination based on religion, national origin or ancestry, medical conditions and sexual orientation are also prohibited. In general, it is illegal to discriminate in workplace matters including:
- Termination, including layoffs or forced retirement
- Promotion, demotion or transfer
- Compensation for substantially similar positions
- Employee assignment or classification
- Job recruiting and advertisements
- Use of company facilities
- Benefits such as retirement plans and health coverage
- Disability leave
Protecting You Against Retaliation
In addition to laws intended to protect employees from workplace discrimination, there are also regulations meant to safeguard workers from retaliation. In Philadelphia and across the United States, it is illegal for an employer to retaliate against an employee for reporting harassment or discrimination or participating in an ongoing workplace investigation.
Yet this doesn’t prevent employers from doing just that. Employers often retaliate against employees who they believe are causing trouble or bringing unwanted negative attention to the company. This retaliation can come in many forms, including
- Refusal to hire
- Denial of promotion
- Hostile work environment
- Unjustified negative evaluations
- Increased surveillance
- Further harassment
- Negative references
- And more
How an Employment Discrimination Attorney Can Help You
When your workplace rights have been violated, you need a law firm on your side that understands the complexities surrounding claims of employee discrimination. Employers are not always cooperative with investigations and may even use threats or other tactics to intimidate you into being silent. This is unconscionable and illegal, and it must be stopped.
If you are the victim of employment discrimination, the best way to protect your rights is to contact the experienced workplace discrimination attorneys at Golomb & Honik as soon as possible. We can assess your individual circumstances and recommend a course of action. Having an experienced employment discrimination attorney on your side can provide you with peace of mind and ensure that potential discrimination is thoroughly investigated and properly documented.
At Golomb & Honik, our Philadelphia employee discrimination attorneys can help you fight for justice and hold your employer responsible for his or her actions. Discrimination is not acceptable and fighting it is often the only way to end the cycle of discrimination and harassment in the workplace.
Philadelphia Employment Discrimination Lawyers
If you or a co-worker has suffered from discriminatory employment practices, you may be able to file a lawsuit against your employer. To learn more about your legal options or to schedule a free consultation call the Philadelphia employment discrimination lawyers at Golomb & Honik today at 1-800-355-3300 or 1-215-985-9177 or fill out our confidential Contact Form.
The employment discrimination lawyers at Golomb & Honik have successfully represented individuals in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and throughout the United States who have been harassed or discriminated against in the workplace.