While employers have the right to choose the best candidates to support the success of their business, they cannot decide not to hire someone or fire someone based solely upon a characteristic protected under the law. Unfortunately, workplace discrimination is all too common, but there are laws in place to offer protection to employees.
Discrimination in the workplace can arise in many different forms. It is illegal to discriminate in the workplace based on any of the following:
- Marital status
Discrimination cases can be complex and a skilled discrimination attorney can provide help to employers and employees facing these very serious issues. A discrimination lawyer may help an employee have their position reinstated or be hired into a position they were refused for based on discrimination. They can also help recover compensation for lost wages, overtime, sick leave or vacation time owed. Employees may also be eligible to receive compensation for pain and suffering such as embarrassment or humiliation.
Contact the Bourassa Law Group to learn more about how we can help to protect your rights and ensure you receive fair treatment and equal opportunity in the workplace.