Discrimination

Workplace Discrimination

Putting the Pieces Together
Putting the Pieces Together – Do I have a case?

The Federal Government prohibits discrimination in the workplace, whether based on race, religion,  age or disability.

The law also works to ensure employees receive equal pay and compensation for their work. You may need help understanding the law and how it impacts your employment situation.

Have you been a victim of discrimation?

The Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 makes it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of:

  • the person’s race
  • religion
  • sex (including pregnancy)
  • national origin
  • age (40 or older)
  • disability or genetic information

And, although those protections have been in effect for many years, workers continue to face situations where they have not been treated fairly.*

Employers with at least 15 employees are covered by EEOC laws (20 employees in age discrimination cases). Most labor unions and employment agencies are also covered.

The laws apply to all types of work situations, including hiring, firing, promotions, harassment, training, wages, and benefits.

How can we help?

We can assist you by listening, evaluating your situation and determining if your case is covered under US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) protections.

If you think you may be a victim of discrimination, you should call us at (208) 345-1000 promptly to preserve your rights.

* Federal law also makes it illegal to discriminate against a person because the person complained about discrimination, filed a charge of discrimination, or participated in an employment discrimination investigation or lawsuit.