Employment attorneys represent employees whose rights have been violated as well as employers that are accused of violating the law. It is important to be proactive in handling employee and employer relations in order to prevent problems from occurring in the future. Employers must establish policies and procedures to ensure that the rights of both employees and employers are upheld. An attorney is necessary to assist with employment discrimination charges.
Some common employment discrimination includes:
- Discrimination based on sex, race, or religion
- Age discrimination
- Sexual harassment
- Wrongful termination
- Medical disability
- Worker’s comp discrimination
If you have been the victim of employment discrimination you should seek legal advice immediately. There are many options open to you. An attorney will be able to provide you with assistance from start to finish. Depending on the situation, the attorney may be able to work out a settlement with your former employer prior to going to court. There are several things that will be done in the case of a discrimination charge:
If you have been wronged by your former employer you may be entitled to payment including lost wages and punitive sums. Many companies prefer to settle these types of cases outside of court. An experienced attorney will assess your situation and work with you to provide you with the legal counsel needed to resolve the case favorably.