Helping Employees Who Suffer From Discrimination At Work
Both federal and state laws prohibit discrimination in the workplace. Discrimination can take many forms and is often more subtle than obvious. However, it does not mean that every adverse action taken by an employer will rise to the level of discrimination. That is why it is important to seek help from an experienced lawyer who can determine whether you have a strong claim for employment discrimination.
At the law firm of Olds George Law LLC, our attorneys bring decades of experience to employment law matters. We are dedicated to protecting the rights of workers in Pennsylvania and to holding employers accountable for their illegal actions.
What Does Discrimination Look Like?
It is against federal law to discriminate against someone based on their race, age, gender, disability, religion and national origin. Federal law also prohibits gender stereotyping and sexual stereotyping, and the Pittsburgh City Code prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation. Workplace discrimination can take many shapes, including:
- A refusal to hire a person based on a protected characteristic
- Refusing to promote a qualified individual
- Refusing to make reasonable accommodations for a disability
- Unfair disciplinary measures
- Wrongful termination
Acts of discrimination do not need to be confined to your employer or your supervisor. Harassment by your co-workers can also result in a hostile work environment that creates grounds for a discrimination claim. In addition, it is illegal for employers to retaliate against workers who have complained of discrimination, including those who have made a complaint on the behalves of others.
Contact Us For Help Protecting Your Workplace Rights
If you believe you are a victim of workplace discrimination, we can help explore your legal options. Schedule a consultation with our attorneys by calling our law offices in Pittsburgh at 412-492-8975. You may also contact us online.