Don’t tolerate workplace discrimination.
What is discrimination? Legally, it is defined as taking action against someone based on a group to which he or she belongs, as opposed to individual merit. Regardless of whether you’re being discriminated against based on your age, gender, race, religion, disability or sexual orientation, in the commonwealth of Kentucky, workplace discrimination is against the law. If you are or have been a victim of workplace discrimination, you may be entitled to compensation from your employer.
Many different factors can determine the likelihood of success for your workplace discrimination case. You need to speak to a Kentucky discrimination attorney to find out how the law applies to your case and to determine your next steps for seeking redress against discrimination.
Equal opportunity is a woman’s prerogative.
As a woman and a citizen of the United States, you have the right to equal opportunity in the workplace under the law. According to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, it is illegal to discriminate against a person based on gender in schools, at the workplace and by facilities that serve the general public. Gender discrimination in the workplace can come in many forms. You may be denied opportunities for employment. You may be expected to tolerate a hostile work environment in the form of unwelcome and inappropriate comments of a sexual nature. The law is clear: gender discrimination in the workplace is illegal.
If you have experienced gender discrimination in the workplace, contact an experienced Kentucky employment law firm immediately. We will listen to your situation, and help you determine your next steps to move beyond workplace discrimination and receive the compensation you deserve.
Don’t be impaired by workplace discrimination.
Disabled workers have the right to be free from discrimination and harassment in the workplace. You have the right to reasonable accommodation of your disability at work. If you have experienced problems after your employer has learned of your disability, you may have a case for illegal disability discrimination.
Kentucky and Federal law protects disabled workers from illegal workplace discrimination, including disability discrimination. If you have been a victim of disability discrimination in your workplace, it’s important that you speak to an experienced Kentucky discrimination lawyer. We will look at the merits of your case, and help you move towards receiving the compensation you deserve.
Your experience is an asset. Don’t let discrimination devalue it.
As an older worker, you have rights. If you’ve received disparate treatment in the workplace after age 40, you are entitled by the law to fight back. Age discrimination in the work place is particularly insidious, because employers can try to hide discriminatory practices behind legitimate business decisions such as downsizing or restructuring. It can be difficult to prove age discrimination because often employers will retain a few older workers. However, if an employer replaces an older worker with someone substantially (5 years or more) younger who is no more experienced or qualified, this can be grounds for an age discrimination law suit.
If you have been discriminated against in the workplace due to your age, it’s important to speak to an experienced Kentucky employment law attorney. We will listen to the details of your case and advise you of your options. Should we take your case, we will work hard to obtain the compensation you deserve.
Religious and Sexual Orientation Discrimination
It’s your personal life. Don’t accept discrimination at work.
The law prohibits employers from discriminating against employees based on their religion in hiring, termination and other conditions of employment. Employers are also required to make reasonable accommodation for the religious practices of an employee, unless doing so would create an undue hardship. Flex-time schedules, voluntary shift exchanges, job reassignments and transfers are some of the accommodations for religious beliefs covered under the law. If these accommodations do not require more than ordinary administrative costs, then the employer cannot claim undue hardship.
Similarly, members of the GLBT community often experience discrimination based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. Federal and state law prohibits employers from discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered employees. Whether that discrimination takes the form of hiring and termination decisions, reduced opportunities for advancement, or allowing slurs and offensive language to create a hostile workplace environment, discrimination is against the law.
Your religion and sexual orientation are part of your personal life. Your employer has no right to discriminate against you in the workplace based on these aspects of your personal life. If you feel that you have experienced workplace discrimination, you need to contact an experienced Kentucky discrimination attorney. We will help you receive the compensation you deserve.
Affected by employer retaliation? Strike back.
As an employee, you have the right to a workplace free from discrimination. You have the right to refuse to engage in illegal activity at work or report that illegal activity. Further, you have the right to complain if you are not receiving promised pay and benefits.
Should you take action against an employer’s unfair, illegal or discriminatory practices, the law protects you from retaliation. Retaliation may take the form of termination or lay offs, which can then be pursued as a wrongful termination lawsuit.
If an employer has engaged in retaliation against you, it’s important to speak to an experienced Kentucky labor law attorney. We will help you document the details of your case and work hard to ensure that you receive your just compensation.