Assertive Advocacy For Workplace Discrimination Cases
The past decade has brought workplace discrimination to the forefront of community awareness. Unfortunately, acts of discrimination continue to have a devastating impact on the emotional well-being and job performance of many employees.
At Saluck, Halper & Lehrman, we have spent decades fighting for the rights of individuals who have been subject to workplace discrimination. Whether you have been treated unfairly because of your gender, race, age, disability or other protected status, we are in your corner and will fight for the justice you deserve.
Understanding Protected Groups
Federal law, as well as many state laws, protect employees and job applicants from discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity), national origin, age (40 or older), disability and genetic information (including family medical history).
An employee or job applicant is also protected from retaliation for filing a charge or complaint of discrimination, participating in a discrimination investigation or lawsuit, or opposing discrimination.
Employees are similarly protected from retaliation for whistleblowing activities (reporting illegal or unsafe activity in the workplace).
An employer’s retaliatory actions can include harassment, demotion, reassignment, reduction in hours and termination.
Claims Involving Female Employees
In the workplace, women are often subject to less favorable treatment than their male counterparts, including:
Unequal pay – Unfortunately, we still have ground to cover as a country to reach pay equity.
Sexual harassment – This includes both quid pro quo solicitation and conduct that creates a hostile work environment, ranging from derogatory comments to physical assault.
Pregnancy discrimination – State and federal laws specifically protect pregnant women and new mothers.
Gender discrimination – Female-identifying workers face a disproportionate amount of gender-based discrimination in the workplace.
Schedule a Free Consultation
To find out more, schedule a free initial consultation with one of our attorneys. We will take the time to review your case and provide an honest assessment of your options. To get started, call us at 914-247-0827, or fill out our online contact form.