If you or someone you know has ever experienced illegal employment discrimination you know how intimidating it can be to fight for your rights. It’s easier to either accept the situation or find a new job than to demand justice. Houston employment attorneys will help you fight that battle and ensure that circumstances improve in your workplace.
There are many reasons and ways people are discriminated against and unfairly mistreated in the workplace. The majority of employment discrimination occurs because of factors the victim has no control over such as race, age or gender, or because an employee chooses to use benefits he or she is legally entitled to such as workmans compensation, family medical leave, or wistleblowing.
In 1964 Congress passed Title IIV of the Civil Rights Act making it illegal for a business to discriminate against any employee for reasons regarding race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. In a perfect world such, discrimination would never take place. In our imperfect world, even the law doesn’t prevent discrimination from happening. Houston employment attorneys are there to protect your rights under Title IIV and other laws.
Houston employment attorneys handle and prosecute cases in areas of employment law, primarily representing individuals in claims against their employers. Some causes for prosecution could be:
Age Discrimination, including claims arising under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.
Gender Discrimination and Sexual Harassment, including claims for pregnancy discrimination, sex discrimination, sexual harassment and failure to promote or hire under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Race Discrimination, including claims for racial leave, failure to promote or hire under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Disability Discrimination, including claims for perceived disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Religious Discrimination, which includes claims based on religious harassment under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Houston employment attorneys will also prosecute employers for retaliation against an employee including discharging or firing an employee for filing a charge of discrimination.
Houston employment attorneys protect Whistleblowers, which are employees, former employees, or members of an organization, who report misconduct or policy violations to people or entities that have the power to take corrective action, in accordance with the recently created Sarbanes Oxley Act.
Workers Compensation Retaliation Cases arising under the Texas Labor Code provision that renders it illegal for an employer to discriminate against an employee who files a workers compensation claim.
All of these services empower employees, making it easier to stand up for their employment rights. Houston employment attorneys are experienced and informed enough in employment law that they can help you get justice rather than “letting the man keep you down.”
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