Discrimination within the workplace can have detrimental effects on an employee in multiple ways. Not only can these harmful acts cause workers a great deal of emotional and psychological stress, the pressure of having to perform their jobs in a hostile environment can result in preventable errors or reduced levels of performance that may ultimately lead to significant financial losses.
When individuals’ employment rights have been violated in the workplace due to unlawful discrimination, they may be eligible to file a claim. At the law firm of Salenger, Sack, Kimmel & Bavaro, our employment discrimination lawyers are seasoned in representing individuals who have suffered needless discrimination in the workplace. We stand up for the rights of employees who experience unfair treatment in multiple areas of their job and will fight for the fair compensation you deserve to cover any damages lost in the process.
What Does Workplace Discrimination Look Like
Discrimination can happen to any worker, in any industry, and for a number of different reasons. State and federal laws prohibit discrimination in the workplace based on:
- Sexual Orientation
- Sexual Harassment
- Criminal conviction
- Family Responsibilities
It’s illegal for an employer to make assumptions about an employee or to withhold opportunities based on any of these protected categories. Our zealous attorneys have been aggressively advocating for worker’s rights against employment discrimination successfully for over four decades. We possess the skills and expertise to take your case all the way through trial, if necessary, to ensure you receive the favorable rewards you deserve under the laws that were made to protect you.
Types of Employment Discrimination
Employment discrimination can affect individuals before they’re even hired for the job. Here are the most common areas employees may experience unfair treatment due to discriminatory behaviors:
- Forced Retirement
- Pay Raises
- Pay Rates
- Employee Benefits
Unfortunately, when it comes to filing successful employment discrimination claims, time is of the essence. If a worker waits too long to report proof of employment discrimination, the chances of maximizing compensation earned can be significantly reduced.
If you or a loved one believes they have been a victim of employment discrimination, contact a lawyer who is experienced in employment law immediately. They will have the best tools to guide you through the process specific to employment discrimination cases to secure the best possible results for your situation and needs.
How To File A Discrimination Claim
Employment discrimination claims must be filed appropriately and promptly to maximize the compensation you are seeking for your losses. Here are the steps you need to take to start:
- File A Claim: The first step is to file a claim for the discrimination based on where you work and which administration would be most applicable. In New York, there are three places you can file an employment discrimination claim:
- New York Division of Human Rights (DHR)- the state administration agency
- Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)- the federal administrative agency
- New York City Commission of Human Rights (CHR)- if you live in NYC
- Investigation: Once you file a claim, an investigation will take place to gather any documentation needed to review your case.
- After Investigation: The administration will determine whether the discrimination claim is valid and attempt to reach a settlement between the two parties.
- Lawsuit: If a settlement cannot be reached, the administration will help file a lawsuit on the employee’s behalf for the discrimination claim.
Employment discrimination claims can be complex and confusing. At Salenger, Sack, Kimmel & Bavaro, we have experience in the laws and processes for filing a claim. We will help you every step of the way by: determining which administration you should file with, ensuring you possess the necessary evidence and information to establish unlawful behaviors, helping you meet the deadlines, and pursuing additional options for seeking fair compensation for your losses during this challenging time
We Are Employee Advocates
Every employee deserves equal treatment by employers based on their experience, skill, and abilities- nothing more. With over 40 years of expertise and knowledge regarding the state and federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination in the workplace, our lawyers will guide you through the process step by step with the compassion and care you deserve.
Contact our employment discrimination attorneys at Salenger, Sack, Kimmel & Bavaro today for a free consultation to review your case and explore your options for seeking justice against discrimination.