Most forms of workplace discrimination are illegal, and have been for decades, yet such conduct still occurs. No one should be subjected to harassment or discrimination of any kind in the workplace. The pain and humiliation caused by such conduct can be extremely harmful, yet most employees feel utterly powerless to deal with it. Thankfully, laws exist to protect employees from such harmful conduct, and anyone who has been the victim of such conduct should speak to an experienced and knowledgeable attorney as soon as possible.
What types of workplace discrimination are illegal?
There are a variety of state, federal and local laws designed to prevent and punish workplace discrimination. For example, it is illegal to discriminate on the basis of gender, on the basis of race, on the basis of sexual orientation and age. It is also illegal for an employer or colleague to engage in or tolerate sexual harassment. In addition other forms of workplace harassment are illegal in some jurisdictions. You can explore the various sections of this website for more specific information about the various types of workplace discrimination and the laws designed to prevent such behavior.
What are the potential remedies?
Every case is different, but in many instances employees have recovered large sums as a result of the harassment or other forms of illegal conduct they were forced to tolerate. The best way to determine if you have a potentially valid claim is to speak with an attorney.
Do you offer a free consultation?
Yes, the experienced and knowledgeable attorneys at Elliot Felig & Associates LLC will be happy to speak with you for no charge in order to determine if you have a potentially valid claim due to workplace discrimination. Please call 212-828-2770 today to set up an appointment.