At Weisberg Law, our experienced employment law attorneys understand the impact that discrimination still has in the workplace. Despite federal and state protections, many protected classes still suffer from discriminatory practices that can result in being overlooked on a job application or for a promotion or targeted for harassment or termination.
As a law firm that seeks justice for individuals, businesses and employees who experience injustice, we take pride in our ability to hold employers accountable for discriminatory practices.
State And Federal Protections Exist To Prevent Discrimination
Most employees are hired on an at-will basis, meaning they can be terminated for any reason. Under federal and state protections, however, it is a violation of employment law to terminate employees or take adverse employment action on the basis of their:
- National origin
While sexual orientation is not a protected class under federal or Pennsylvania state law, a significant number of municipalities in Pennsylvania make sexual orientation a protected class, including Philadelphia. Philadelphia also prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity. New Jersey state law prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.
You Have Legal Options Available
If you have been discriminated against in the workplace, you have legal options that can help you recover financially for the loss of income that resulted from the discrimination. If you were wrongfully terminated, for example, you may be able to receive back pay for the time you missed and become reinstated to your position.
You should discuss the options available to you through negotiation, litigation and trial with your lawyer.
Get A Veteran Litigator On Your Side After Experiencing Employment Discrimination
With offices conveniently located in both Philadelphia and Morton, our law firm provides outstanding legal representation for employees who were discriminated against. We provide free initial consultations, and we do not charge a fee unless we recover for you. Call us at 484-842-4030 or toll free at 866-570-6945. You can also schedule your consultation here.