Phoenix Workplace Discrimination Lawyers
Fighting for Justice in the Arizona Workplace
While many of us would like to believe that our country has progressed to a point at which all people are treated equally under the law, workplace discrimination still occurs in many industries. Fortunately, many kinds of employment discrimination are illegal under federal and Arizona laws. The Arizona Civil Rights Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act protect employees from various types of discrimination in the workplace.
If your employer has discriminated against you in hiring, firing, or while employed, you can do something about it. With the help of a skilled employment law attorney, you can file charges with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and, if necessary you can right the wrong through civil litigation. At The Zoldan Law Group, our team is committed to fighting for justice in the workplace. We have dedicated our law practice to the mission of aggressively representing clients in claims and lawsuits against the unlawful actions of employers.
Discrimination in the Workplace
Under the above-mentioned laws, the following characteristics/issues are protected against workplace discrimination:
- National origin
- Sexual orientation
- Age (40 years or older)
Workplace discrimination is unlawful in all aspects of employment from hiring to promotion, job assignment, work schedule, bonuses, commission, termination, and all other decisions related to the terms and conditions of your employment. This means that your employer cannot treat you differently from other job applicants or employees based on the above characteristics.
Examples of workplace discrimination include but are not limited to:
- Being terminated because of your race or pregnancy
- Being paid less for doing the same work as other employees because of your sex or disability
- Having your LGBT spouse denied company health insurance
- Being passed over for a promotion because you are considered too old
- Being subject to retaliatory measures due to making a complaint about discrimination
- Being pressured to retire or being laid off because of your age
- Being subjected to a hostile work environment based on your sex or sexual orientation
Employment discrimination cases can be dealt with in a variety of ways. For example, you may start off by filing a complaint with your employer, supervisor, or human resources department. These complaints can then be used to investigate and resolve the discriminatory actions. If that proves unsatisfactory, further action with the EEOC or a lawsuit in court may be needed. Please refer to our EEOC Process page for further understanding of how we can help you file a charge with the EEOC.
Take Advantage of Our Successful Employment Case Law Experience
We consult with and represent employees who have been discriminated against but who want to remain in their company’s employ as well as those want a change. Regardless of what type of discrimination you have endured, The Zoldan Law Group can answer your questions, address your issue, and advise you honestly about your chances of winning an EEOC claim or a civil lawsuit in court. Whether legal remedy is taken through the EEO, through private action with your employer, or through a lawsuit, our goal is to effectively handle your discrimination case in the most cost-effective manner possible.