Newark Discrimination Lawyers
All companies, including nonprofit organizations, private companies, and government agencies are legally required to treat employees and employment candidates equally. State and federal law recognize that individuals have the right to be treated fairly regardless of their race, age, sex, national origin, gender, disability, religion, history of military service, or pregnancy status. By law, individuals who fall into one of these categories are considered a ‘protected class.’ Individuals who are in a protected class and are not hired for a certain position, are terminated from a job, or are the victims of harassment based on their class status should speak to a Newark discrimination lawyer who can provide the advice and representation they need.
What Laws Pertain to Protected Classes?
Several laws protect the rights of employees and employment candidates in the United States. These include:
- The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
- The Pregnancy Discrimination Act
- The Family Medical Leave Act
- The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994
- The Americans with Disabilities Act
Ohio’s Revised Code also outlines laws that protect employees and employment candidates from discrimination. A Newark discrimination lawyer can explain what these laws are and how they protect you.
When Do You Need a Newark Discrimination Lawyer?
Discrimination is often very subtle, and people wonder if it rises to the level where they need to speak to a discrimination lawyer in Newark. You may need legal advice if:
- You are over the age of 40, and your employer says the business needs someone that is not going to retire soon, or that has more energy, or younger employees are given preferential treatment.
- You are of a certain race, and your employer makes racial slurs to or about you, or other employees not of your race are continuously given promotions and raises before you.
- A manager or supervisor has threatened to fire you for asking for additional breaks due to a disability.
- Co-workers, or a manager or supervisor, has mocked you for praying or reading religious material on your break.
- Your employer has told you not to return after your maternity leave.
- Your civilian job was given to another person and not returned to you upon your return from serving in the military.
- Your employer is treating you unfairly after you requested FMLA leave, or fired you shortly after returning from this type of leave.
Unfortunately, these are just a few scenarios in which you should speak to an employment discrimination lawyer. Any time you feel as though you are being treated unfairly, it is time to let an attorney review your case.
Call Our Ohio Discrimination Lawyers Today
All employees and employment candidates in Ohio have the right to be treated fairly and with respect. If you feel as though your employer has discriminated against you, our Newark discrimination lawyers at Marshall & Forman, LLC, are here to help. Call us today or contact us online to schedule a consultation with one of our skilled attorneys and to learn more.