Putnam County Discrimination Lawyer
Experienced Employment Law Attorney in Cabell County, West Virginia
As Americans, we like to think of ourselves as representing the land of freedom and equality. Even our key national documents stress the value of opening our doors to everyone looking for an opportunity to pursue life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Unfortunately, no place is completely safe from prejudice and bias. Even though our country has improved its acceptance of people no matter their gender, religion, ethnicity, age, or nationality, this was not always the case, and many still struggle against oppression through stereotyping and micro-aggression.
While we wish we could say that at least places of employment offer a safe haven against discrimination, unfortunately, your workplace is sometimes the most discriminatory location of all. If an employer or a colleague has accosted you or treated you unfairly based on your inner or outer identity, you immediately need to contact our discrimination attorney in Putnam County. At the Addair Law Office PLLC, we are confident in our experience of helping employees who have suffered the cruelty of discrimination and prejudice at work throughout Cabell and Putnam County.
Call us today at (304) 491-4033 for secure and reliable advocacy before it is too late.
Your Rights to a Discrimination-Free Workplace
When you go to work every day, you deserve an environment that will nurture you as a person, not destroy you. Unfortunately, at many jobsites, there are still individuals who discriminate against you, whether directly or passive-aggressively. These people need to be brought to justice to face the consequences of their actions.
To figure out which specific area of intolerance you have suffered, you can check the list below:
- Any discrimination against your nationality, race, religion, sex, or gender, as designated by the Civil Rights Act in 1964
- Harassment for having to take time off work to care for a child, spouse, or other member of family, regardless of being paid or unpaid for your leave, as outlined by the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
- Prejudice against your age as being too elderly or too young, as ordered by the Age Discrimination Act
- Bias against you for being pregnant, as detailed by the Pregnancy Discrimination Act
- Any discrimination against your needs as a person with disabilities – this also includes circumstances where your employer refuses to accommodate a task, an opportunity, or even a physical request for an employee who is disabled, described in Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- All acts of intolerance penalizing you for trying to discuss the unfairness of workplace issues, pay included (NLRB)
- Prejudice against you for using or even just asking to use your right of employee benefits – these benefits could include health insurance benefits and retirement funds; you also may need to take paid or unpaid leave for family emergencies, short and long-term disability, or sickness, and companies should not punish you for these necessary events
- Any bias held against you on account of your role as being a part of the U.S. Military (USERRA)
Do Not Delay in Gaining Dependable Defense
Unfortunately, many employees are afraid of mentioning the prejudice they have suffered or witnessed on account of their belief that human resources will retaliate by terminating them from their job. However, it is important not to hesitate since courts have a specific number of days you are allotted to file against your employer or company. Do not hesitate but immediately contact the Addair Law Office PLLC so that we can protect clients throughout Cabell and Putnam County from all disciplinary actions of retaliation.
Contact us now at(304) 491-4033 to schedule a free consultation with our dependable discrimination lawyer.