LABOR LAW AND EMPLOYMENT LAW

Common Forms of Employment Discrimination
• Wrongful Termination
• Terminated for filing a Worker’s Compensation Claim
• Denied a Promotion
• Failure to Hire for a Job Opening
• Subjected to a Hostile Working Environment
• Retaliation
• Denied a Raise
• Not Given Equal Job Opportunities as others who are not in the same protected class

Discrimination
Federal and State Employment Laws make it unlawful to take an adverse employment action against a person by treating them differently or discriminating against the employee because of a protected class or a protected trait of the employee. Protected Classes and Protected Traits include the employee’s:
• Age (over 40 years of age)
• Race
• Color
• National Origin
• Sex or Gender
• Pregnancy ..
• Sexual Stereotyping
• Religion
• Disability

An employee has specific deadlines in which he or she must assert a claim of discrimination or the employee will lose the right to pursue a discrimination claim based on federal and state law. You should consult an attorney about the filing deadlines as soon as you can.

Retaliation
Federal and State Employment Laws make it unlawful for an employer to retaliate against an employee who has engaged in a protected activity. Employers cannot take an adverse action against employees because the employee engaged in the following types of activity:
Retaliation for Opposing or Reporting Discrimination

An employer may not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against an employee because the employee has:
(1) opposed a discriminatory practice;
(2) makes or files a charge of discrimination;
(3) files a complaint;
(4) testifies, assists, or participates in any manner in an investigation, hearing, or hearing

Workers’ Compensation Retaliation
An employer may not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against an employee because the employee has:
(1) filed a workers’ compensation claim in good faith;
(2) hired a lawyer to represent the employee in a claim;
(3) instituted or caused to be instituted in good faith a proceeding for workers’ compensation ; or
(4) testified or is about to testify in a proceeding for workers’ compensation.