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Our El Paso employment lawyers represents employees who are the subject of unlawful discrimination in the workplace. Employment discrimination in the workplace takes many forms. In addition, many employees do not even recognize why they are being harassed or discriminated against by their employers until it is too late. Also, employees are often worried about being victims of workplace retaliation and wrongful termination if they complain about unlawful discrimination.

Types of Discrimination Include

  • Race discrimination, national origin discrimination, religious discrimination, and sex or gender discrimination
  • Age discrimination
  • Pregnancy discrimination and family leave to care for a spouse or child, whether paid or unpaid leave
  • Discrimination against pregnant women
  • Disability discrimination, including the employer’s unwillingness to make an accommodation for a disabled employee
  • Discrimination when you use, or request to use, employee benefits such as paid sick leave, family medical leave, short or long term disability leave, health insurance or retirement funds
  • Discrimination regarding your status as a member of the U.S. Military
  • Discrimination over your attempt to speak with co-workers about issues in the workplace, including pay

If you have been discriminated against, our team can help you find the justice you deserve. Here at Scherr Legate have a comprehensive understanding of the law that few other firms can hope to claim.

What To Expect When Filing A Discrimination Suit

If a person believes that they have been discriminated against in the workplace, they have every right to file an official complaint and begin the litigation process. To receive protection from the laws governed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, a person must first file a charge of discrimination with the EEOC within 180 days of the incident. This petition will notify the EEOC of the person’s discrimination concern and launch an official investigation against the employer.