Employment Discrimination Lawyers in Philadelphia

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Despite strict federal and state laws that prohibit employment discrimination, American workers still continue to face mistreatment in the workplace based on things like race and gender discrimination, as well as sexual harassment. In 2017, over 84,000 employee discrimination lawsuits were resolved across the United States. If you believe your employer has discriminated against you, you have legal options for fighting back.

Our Philadelphia attorneys have successfully represented individuals who were the victims of employment discrimination based on race, gender, religion, age, and disability. We understand that confronting workplace discrimination can be intimidating.

If you believe you were a victim of employment discrimination we welcome you to contact us at (215) 278-4449 for a confidential, no-cost consultation.

Types of Employment Discrimination

Examples of unlawful discrimination expressly prohibited by federal regulations including the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Equal Pay Act, as well as numerous state laws include:

  • Race discrimination
  • Gender discrimination
  • Age discrimination
  • Disability discrimination
  • Sexual harassment

Likewise, employment discrimination based on religion, national origin or ancestry, medical conditions and sexual orientation are also prohibited. In general, it is illegal to discriminate in workplace matters including:

  • Hiring
  • Termination, including layoffs or forced retirement
  • Promotion, demotion or transfer
  • Compensation for substantially similar positions
  • Employee assignment or classification
  • Job recruiting and advertisements
  • Use of company facilities
  • Training
  • Benefits such as retirement plans and health coverage
  • Disability leave

Protecting You Against Retaliation

Another form of discrimination is "retaliation." In Philadelphia and across the United States, it is illegal for employers to retaliate against employees for reporting harassment or discrimination or participating in an ongoing workplace investigation. It is often the case that employers seek to punish or silence an employee who they believe is causing trouble or exposing their secrets.

Retaliation can look like any of the following:

  • Termination
  • Refusal to hire
  • Denial of promotion
  • Demotion
  • Hostile work environment
  • Threats
  • Unjustified negative evaluations
  • Increased surveillance
  • Further harassment
  • Negative references
  • Assault
  • And more

How an Employment Discrimination Attorney Can Help You

When your workplace rights have been violated, you need a law firm on your side that understands the complexities surrounding claims of employee discrimination. Employers are not always cooperative with investigations and may even use threats or other tactics to intimidate you into being silent. This is unconscionable and illegal, and it must be stopped.

If you are the victim of employment discrimination, the best way to protect your rights is to contact our experienced workplace discrimination attorneys as soon as possible. We can assess your individual circumstances and recommend a course of action. Having an experienced employment discrimination attorney on your side can provide you with peace of mind and ensure that potential discrimination is thoroughly investigated and properly documented.

At Golomb Legal, we can help you fight for justice and hold your employer responsible for his or her actions. Discrimination is not acceptable and fighting it is often the only way to end the cycle of discrimination and harassment in the workplace.

We Serve Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and All of the U.S.

If you or a co-worker has suffered from discriminatory employment practices, you may be able to file a lawsuit against your employer. To learn more about your legal options or to schedule a free consultation call Golomb Legalat (215) 278-4449 or contact us online.

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