Protecting Victims of Employment Discrimination
Employees are protected by comprehensive employment discrimination statutes. Under this law, it is unlawful for employers to discriminate against employees in the terms, conditions, compensation, or privileges of employment on the basis of an employee’s:
- Race (including traits historically associated with race, such as certain hairstyles like braids, locks, or twists)
- Creed/Religion (including religious attire, clothing, or facial hair)
- National Origin
- Sexual Orientation
- Gender Identity or Expression
- Military Status
- Predisposing Genetic Characteristic
- Familial or Marital Status
- Status as a Victim of Domestic Violence
In addition, there are also numerous other state and federal statutes that may offer protection to employees that have been subjected to a discriminatory or harassing working environment. Lincoln Trial Lawyers are committed to protecting the rights of employees that have been subjected to discrimination or harassment on the basis of any of the above characteristics. We have experience litigating employment discrimination claims in both state and federal court, as well as in the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Discrimination can take many forms including, but not limited to, being terminated or disciplined, being subjected to harassing or intimidating comments and a hostile or abusive work environment, and being treated less favorably than other employees.
Helping Employers to Investigate and Respond to Workplace Misconduct
In addition to representing employees that have been discriminated against at their workplaces, our employment discrimination attorneys also have substantial experience representing employers in investigations of workplace misconduct and in responding appropriately to allegations of employment discrimination in the workplace. It is important for all employers to take allegations of misconduct in the workplace seriously. When allegations of workplace misconduct come to light, Lincoln Trial Lawyers can assist you with ensuring that you and your employees’ rights are protected.