Both Federal and State law makes it illegal to discriminate against an employee based on age, sex, race, ethnicity, and religion. If you have been the victim of workplace discrimination, please contact our experienced Hamburg workplace discrimination lawyers today for dedicated representation. Here is what you should know about filing a workplace discrimination claim.
Filing a Workplace Discrimination Claim | Statute of Limitations
New York State law further prohibits an employer from discriminating or retaliating against an individual on the basis of his or her political affiliation or marital status. (Public sector employees are afforded protection from discrimination on the basis of their political affiliation, marital status, and freedom of speech rights under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, which is covered under the Constitutional Law Practice Area section.)
If you are the victim of discrimination and/or retaliation and wish to pursue litigation under the Federal laws of the United States, you must first file a charge of discrimination within 300 days of the last discriminatory act with your local Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and exhaust those procedures before you can commence legal action. Failure to file a timely and proper charge will restrict your ability to proceed in federal court.
Filing a Workplace Discrimination Claim | Call Our Office
Call our office today if you have been the victim of workplace discrimination and wish to file a claim. We will make sure that the responsible parties are held accountable for their actions and that you receive the compensation you deserve. Contact us to arrange a free consultation.