Numerous federal and state laws protect United States workers from discrimination at the hands of their employers or potential employers. According to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, employers may not refuse to hire, fire, deny training or promotion, or reduce pay based on an employee’s race, color, national origin, sex (and pregnancy), disability, age, genetic information, citizenship status, and religion.
Learn how to protect your rights if you have experienced discrimination in the workplace.
Identifying Employment Discrimination
Federal and state laws in Kentucky and Indiana mandate that employers in these states may not take negative employment action against an employee or job candidate based on their membership in one of the protected classes under Title VII.
Examples of employment discrimination may include:
You were subjected to harassment that references an attribute that is protected under Title VII.
You were paid less than someone doing the same job with the same experience and qualifications.
You were denied a job or a promotion due to your pregnancy status.
Holding Your Employer Accountable
If you believe you have experienced discrimination in the workplace, it’s in your best interest to work with a qualified employment law attorney who can help you obtain justice and recover the compensation you deserve.
At Charles W. Miller & Associates, we can help you file a Charge of Discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and assist you in recovering any back pay, future pay, and the value of lost employment benefits that you may be entitled to.
We encourage you to contact us today at (502) 890-9954 for a free, confidential case evaluation.