If you work in Marietta and have been the victim of discrimination in the workplace, you have an experienced discrimination attorney on your side. An attorney who can guide you through the steps needed to protect your rights and protect your career.
As a leader in employment law, Barrett & Farahany, LLP has filed claims for workers in Marietta whose careers have been affected by a coworker’s or supervisor’s bias. Whether they face discrimination based on their race, sex, nationality, religion, or disability, or retaliated against for filing a discrimination claim, the victims – and their professional and personal lives – can be impacted for years to come.
If the company you work for in Marietta has 15 or more employees, you’re protected under a number of laws, including:
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 – protects against discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin
- Equal Pay Act of 1963 – protects against sex-based wage discrimination
- Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 – prohibits discrimination against people who are 40 years of age or older
- Title I and Title V of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 – prohibits the discrimination of individuals with disabilities
Under these regulations, an employer may not demote you, fire you, deny you benefits, or refuse to hire you for any discriminatory reason. However, in Georgia, more than 5,900 discrimination claims were filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) last year alone. In each of these claims, the victims’ rights had been violated, and their careers, self-esteem, emotional health, and even their physical safety jeopardized.
While claims of discrimination are specific to each situation, some examples can include:
- An African-American job applicant is passed over for a job while a Caucasian applicant with less experience is hired for the same position.
- A company refuses to make reasonable accommodations for a disabled employee who is unable to stand for long periods of time.
- A woman is denied a promotion because she refuses to respond to her manager’s sexual advances.
- A manager does not put a stop to racial harassment he sees among his employees, allowing a hostile workplace for the victims.
- A Muslim employee is denied the time to observe formal prayers during the workday.
If you have been the victim of discrimination at a business in Marietta, contact the Marietta discrimination attorneys at Barrett & Farahany. After meeting with you, we can help you collect evidence and file a claim with the EEOC on your behalf. If your cases cannot be resolved, we can represent you in a court of law to help secure your job and receive the financial compensation to which you’re entitled.
For more information on age, race and sex discrimination in Marietta, call Barrett & Farahany at 404-214-0120.