Unfortunately, some employers base employment decisions on illegal reasons.
If you have experienced any of the following discriminations in your workplace, Dyer Law is here to help.
We know that it can be confusing and frustrating to understand the legal jargon, which is why we work alongside you from beginning to end. It’s our goal to make sure that your rights are protected and you’re treated with dignity as the legal process goes forward.
You may have a claim for harassment or discrimination under the following laws:
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
- Americans with Disabilities Act
- Age Discrimination in Employment Act
- Nebraska Fair Employment Practices Act
There are strict deadlines and procedural requirements regarding discrimination claims, and our team is here to help you act quickly to preserve your claims.
Employee Discrimination Focus Areas
Here are the main types of employment discrimination that we help employees with at Dyer Law.
Sex & Gender Discrimination
Employers are not allowed to refuse to hire, terminate, unfairly compensate, or withhold other privileges from an employee based on their sex, gender identity or gender expression. If you’ve received unfair treatment at work due to your sex or gender, you may have a claim for discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.
National Origin Discrimination
National origin discrimination occurs when an employer mistreats an employee because they are from a particular country, because of ethnicity, or if they appear to be from a certain ethnic background. You can file a claim for discrimination if you’ve received offensive comments about your ethnicity, have been withheld from benefits or experienced any other discrimination because of your national origin.
It’s illegal for employers to discriminate against a current or future employee based on physical disabilities, mental disabilities, or a medical condition. A few examples of disability discrimination include:
- Refusing to hire a qualified candidate with a disability
- Firing an employee who develops a disability, but can still do their job with reasonable accommodation
- Refusing to let an employee return to work after they’ve received workers’ compensation
Employers who violate any discrimination laws may be required to pay employees for lost wages, medical expenses, attorney fees, as well as compensation for emotional and mental distress and suffering.
Age discrimination happens when employees are mistreated because of their age. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) protects employees over the age of 40 from being treated poorly in the workplace. Some examples of age discrimination in the workplace are:
- Paying older employees less salary
- Making derogatory marks about an employee’s age
- Denying training to older employees
If you have suffered from age discrimination in your workplace and need somebody to talk to or are looking for representation, Dyer Law is here to help around the clock.
Federal and state laws are designed to prevent employment discrimination based on skin color. Unfortunately, race discrimination is still around today. Some examples of race discrimination include:
- Being harassed at work due to race
- Making less salary than other employees because of your skin color
If you’ve experienced a hostile work environment due to the color of your skin, Dyer Law is here to help you file a claim and fight for you. Racism is inexcusable, and we want to make sure you’re compensated for insufficient wages, lost promotions, and any other harm caused.
As an employee, you have rights regarding a pregnancy or maternity leave, and while it is unlawful for employers to discriminate for these reasons, it may still happen. Some examples of pregnancy discrimination are:
- Being denied rights under the Family and Medical Leave Act
- Getting unfairly passed for promotion due to pregnancy
- Being fired after taking maternity leave
If you’re expecting or have recently given birth, Dyer Law is here to help you understand your rights and help you file a claim if you’ve experienced pregnancy discrimination in the workplace.
The Dyer Law Process
At Dyer Law, our team understands that it can be stressful and confusing to go through legal issues. That’s why we’re committed to simplifying the complicated legal process for you so you can focus on what truly matters in your life. Here’s what you can do to make the first step:
Contact our team to set up your free consultation.
A member of our team will meet with you in person or on the phone to learn more about your situation.
We’ll help you to understand your rights while providing professional advice on how you should move forward.
If we mutually decide to move forward with your case, we will get started and work towards getting you the compensation you deserve.
Employment Discrimination FAQs
Want to learn more about employment discrimination? Read more about your rights in the workplace with these frequently asked questions.
What is the Time Limit to File a Claim for Discrimination?
According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the time frame to file a claim for discrimination is 180 calendar days from the day the discrimination took place. Nebraska law extends this time frame to 300 days from the day the discrimination took place. If you decide to take action against your employer, it’s best to file as soon as possible. We understand that this time limit can feel daunting, which is why we’re here to help you take everything one step at a time and get you compensated for what you deserve.
Am I Protected If I Report Workplace Discrimination?
Yes! If you’ve filed a report for workplace discrimination, you are protected from retaliation. If you’ve filed a report and your employer retaliates because of it, reach out to the Dyer Law team. We’re here to help you work through any situation and be a support system.
How Do You Prove Employment Discrimination?
There are three ways you can work to prove employment discrimination: circumstantial evidence, direct evidence, and pattern and practice. The team at Dyer Law is dedicated to helping you understand your options and choose the best route for proving your claim. We understand that it can be a stressful and confusing process, but we care deeply about these issues and want to make sure your rights are protected.
Contact Dyer Law
Have you been a victim of discrimination at your job? Dyer Law will work closely with you to make sure you’re represented by people who care about your issues and want to see that you’re compensated fairly. If you feel that your employee rights have been violated and need somebody to talk to, Dyer Law will always be here for you—even if you just need to sort through some complicated thoughts. Give our team a call today for a no-pressure, free consultation.