What You Should Know About Employment Discrimination
Nothing is more discouraging than being treated unfairly at work because of your race, religion, age, gender or other protected trait. The law is designed to provide equal footing for workers based on their merit. Your employer cannot discriminate against you on the basis of your:
- Race, ethnicity or national origin
- Gender, sexual orientation or gender identity
- Age (40 or older)
- Marital status or pregnancy
Discrimination can take place at any stage of the employment relationship, from the initial hiring decision to the day-to-day working conditions to layoffs or terminations. Sometimes discrimination is more subtle — for example, in the case of ongoing harassment by coworkers that creates a hostile work environment. Other times it is overt and obvious. In either case, you do not have to keep silent.
If you feel you have experienced employment discrimination — whether in hiring, during the course of your work or resulting in your termination — it’s important to consult with a lawyer about your rights. You may have a strong legal claim. However, it may be necessary to first report the discrimination internally before taking further action. Our team at Hassler Kondras Miller LLP can advise on the right steps for enforcing your rights.
Based in Terre Haute, our lawyers handle discrimination claims for employees across Indiana and Illinois. We have decades of experience navigating complex employment issues.
Learn more about how we can help you. Call 877-656-7602 or send us an email to arrange a free, confidential consultation. If you have a claim, you won’t have to pay any attorney fees unless we successfully resolve your case.