Both federal and state laws protect employees who have been discriminated against on the basis of a number of characteristics, including:
- national origin
- sexual orientation
- political affiliation
- mental and physical disabilities
If you believe that your employer has terminated your employment or treated you differently than other employees based on any of these protected classes, then you may have a claim for discrimination.
Workplace Sexual Harassment
Sexual harassment in the workplace is all too common. In fact, many employees do not even realize the jokes, derogatory remarks, and other offensive conduct or behavior they have been experiencing is actually considered sexual harassment under the eyes of the law. There is a possible claim if a supervisor or co-worker makes unwanted sexual advances, offers employment benefits in exchange for sexual favors, makes sexually explicit comments, remarks and jokes, displays sexually suggestive pictures, objects or posters and touches, assaults or impedes someone’s movement.
If you believe your employer has retaliated against you for reporting unlawful acts or for another protected act, contact our employment attorneys. AlderLaw has defended countless victims of workplace retaliation and recovered millions of dollars for our clients
• race, gender, sexual orientation, or other protected class
• retaliation for reporting an unlawful workplace activity
• taking time off to vote or care for a sick child
This list is not exhaustive. Discuss your potential wrongful termination case with one of our experienced employment attorneys.