What is Employment Discrimination?

Employment discrimination is a broad term that can cover a wide range of issues. But, generally speaking, if you have been treated unfairly due to specific characteristics or beliefs, you may have cause to file an employment discrimination lawsuit.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) determines what qualifies as discrimination. Laws enforced by the EEOC are intended to prevent discrimination based on the following:

  • Sex, Sexual Orientation, or Gender Identity
  • National Origin, Race, Color, or Ethnicity
  • Age or Genetic Information
  • Pregnancy or Medical Conditions
  • Religion or Political Affiliations
  • Disability

The EEOC also enforces laws regarding equal pay, sexual harassment, retaliation, and more. If you believe you have faced one or more types of employment discrimination, talking to an attorney is the best way to learn about your options.

Our attorneys welcome the opportunity to meet with you, listen to your case, and help you decide how best to move forward.

Examples of Employment Discrimination

Employment discrimination can look like many different things. You may have cause to file suit or seek compensation if you have been passed by for advancement or pay increases despite qualifications and seniority, subjected to humiliation, jokes, or harassment, or been fired without cause. However, it is unlikely that your employer will readily admit to these poor behaviors. Our lawyers take time to investigate these cases, working to identify all instances of mistreatment, and fight to restore dignity to employees faced with discrimination.

Employment discrimination does not have to come from management. If you are being harassed or mistreated by co-workers, subordinates, or even third-party contractors, you may have an employment discrimination case. The best way to find out is through a private, confidential, and no-risk consultation with one of our lawyers. This first meeting is free of both cost and obligation, enabling you to tell your story, get an overview of your options, and determine the best way to seek justice.

Please call McPhillips, Fitzgerald & Cullum LLP at 518-792-1174 to schedule your initial consultation today. We have offices in Glen Falls and Chestertown, New York, and Miami Shores, Florida. We serve people living in and around those communities.


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