Our Dallas employment lawyer firm represents employees who are the subject of unlawful discrimination in the workplace. Employment discrimination in the workplace takes many forms. In fact, many employees do not even recognize why they are being harassed or discriminated against by their employers until it is too late. Additionally, employees are often worried about being victims of workplace retaliation and wrongful termination if they complain about unlawful discrimination.
State and federal laws prohibit an employer from discriminating against an employee based on religion, race, color, national origin, disability, pregnancy, age, and other protected categories. Additionally, the law forbids an employer from retaliating against an employee because the employee complained about or opposed unlawful discrimination. For example, an employee experiencing disability discrimination in the workplace has the right to complain without being disciplined for complaining. Our Texas employment lawyers represent employees in a claims against employers for race discrimination, nation origin discrimination, age discrimination, religion discrimination, pregnancy discrimination, gender discrimination, sexual harassment, hostile work environment, and wrongful termination.Texas EEOC Lawyer
The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is the federal agency charged with investigating claims of workplace discrimination and retaliation. Generally, an employee has 300 days to file a charge of discrimination with the EEOC to preserve his or her federal discrimination or retaliation claims. However, an employee only has 180 days to file a charge of discrimination with the EEOC to preserve his or her Texas rights. Our Texas employment lawyers can represent you through the EEOC to ensure that a charge of discrimination is properly filed to preserve your claims.
There are numerous state and federal laws that protect employees. Some of the most common discrimination disputes are brought under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Texas Labor Code, and the Family Medical Leave Act. These laws prohibit many employers from discriminating against employees based on protected characteristics such as race, etc. These laws also prohibit many employers from retaliating against an employee for complaining about unlawful discrimination. Employees normally do not receive retaliation protection from complaining about general unhappiness with the workplace.
Contact our employment law firm today if you would like to schedule a consultation with a Texas employment lawyer.