Do you need an employment discrimination lawyer?

One of your most important legal rights is a workplace free of discrimination based on protected categories. If you’ve been discriminated against in the workplace for a legally actionable reason, we would be honored to advocate for you. Empower Legal Group can help.

Understanding discrimination in the workplace

Not all types of unfair or discriminatory treatment in the workplace constitute illegal discrimination. Employers have the right to take almost any criteria they want into consideration when making employment decisions, no matter how arbitrary or unfair those criteria may seem. However, they are not allowed to make employment decisions based on protected categories, including:

  • Age
  • Gender
  • Race
  • National origin
  • Religious beliefs
  • Disability
  • Pregnancy
  • Veteran status

In Connecticut, it’s also illegal to discriminate based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

To have a discrimination claim, you need to show that your protected status was a basis for an adverse employment action, such as refusal to hire, termination, demotion, loss of compensation or benefits, being passed over for a promotion, or an undesirable transfer. If you have any reason to believe that’s what happened to you, we encourage you to seek legal advice.

How we can help you get your career back on track

If you are still in a workplace where you are being discriminated against, our first priority is to make sure the discrimination stops. We’ll intervene on your behalf and insist that your employer follows the law.

Our next priority is to help you reach a resolution where you are safe, comfortable, and treated fairly. In some situations (for example, if the discrimination was caused by a single person), we may be able to help you stay at the same workplace. Perhaps the person who discriminated against you will be terminated or transferred to another location. In other circumstances, we can help you negotiate severance and move on with your career, or even file a lawsuit.

The first step is to have an honest, confidential conversation with an experienced attorney about your legal rights and options. We can help. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.

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