When you go to work, you are entitled to a safe environment that is free of discrimination. As an employee, you have several rights in the workplace. The attorneys at Kazarosian Costello work as team to ensure that employees are treated fairly and equitably.
While employers are legally allowed to choose how they want to hire, fire, pay, and promote employees, they may not take any of these actions on the basis of any discriminatory reason, such as gender, age, disability, ethnicity, religion, and many others. If your employer makes an employment decision based on a discriminatory reason, they might be in violation of your civil rights under state and/or federal law.
Here are some of the many ways that employees’ rights can be violated in the workplace:
- Sexual harassment
- Gender discrimination
- Age discrimination
- Pregnancy discrimination
- Disability discrimination
- Wrongful termination
- Wage-and-hour and overtime violations
- Family and Medical Leave Act violations
In the workplace, employees are protected by state law, as well as federal laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans With Disabilities Act, the Equal Pay Act, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, among others.
If you feel you have experienced discrimination at work, you might be able to file a lawsuit against your employer. The employment attorneys at Kazarosian Costello offer employees skilled representation and many years of experience in advocating for employees’ rights. Contact us today for help evaluating the options in your case.