Age, Gender & Race Discrimination

Making employment decisions about a person based on their age, gender or race is unlawful. Most people know those things do not have a negative bearing on performance. Regardless, some employers still base hiring or promotional decisions on those qualities.

Types of Discrimination

With years of experience in employment law, attorney Mia represents clients who have been treated unfairly at work. She offers legal guidance to clients who lost their employment or promotion for a reason other than their qualifications, which reasons may include:

  • Age discrimination
  • Gender and sexual discrimination
  • Racial discrimination
  • Religious discrimination
  • Disability discrimination
  • National origin discrimination
  • Gay and lesbian discrimination
  • Pregnancy discrimination

Retaliation and whistleblower claims: If you made a discrimination claim or questioned your employer’s discrimination policy, and are facing negative consequences from your employer as a result, you want help from an experienced lawyer. Mia represents clients in retaliation and whistleblower cases.

You May Be Entitled to Damages

If your case is successful, you may be entitled to all the pay and benefits you lost as a result of the discriminatory action, including health insurance premiums, 401(k) contributions and retirement fund contributions. Other awardable damages can include reinstatement or award of future pay.

Your employer may also be responsible for compensatory payments for emotional distress damages.

The Legal Process

Although the legal process is similar to that for federal employment discrimination, it is important to contact an attorney quickly because you will likely have fewer rights and protections with a private human resources (HR) department than as a federal employee.

To protect your rights and your job, please contact us.