Discrimination

The United States Constitution protects individuals' rights to equal protection under the law. Discrimination occurs when a person receives less favorable treatment based on age, sex, national origin, race, disability, religion, or another attribute protected by law. Let our attorneys help you.

Discrimination is not limited to the workplace. People attending school or visiting public places may also experience discrimination. For instance, discrimination may occur when employers refuse service to customers based on some protected characteristic of the customer.

Federal law prohibits the discrimination of an employee based on race, religion, age, sex, or national origin. It also prohibits harassment and retaliation in the workplace, which create a hostile work environment. Learn more about the various types of discrimination:

Employment Discrimination
  • Race and Color Discrimination
  • National Origin Discrimination
  • Age Discrimination
  • Disability Discrimination
  • Religious Discrimination
  • Sex Discrimination

The law firm of Mays & Kerr works with employers and individuals to help them prevent or resolve employment discrimination claims. Our attorneys are skilled advocates who take the time to understand your concerns. Our goal is to attain the best possible outcome for each of our clients.

Discrimination Considerations for Employers

Employers must avoid allegations of discrimination whenever possible. Discrimination in the workplace can create an uncomfortable, unhealthy, or hostile work environment. This type of environment leads to increased turnover, workplace complaints, high stress, and low morale. Discrimination also exposes the company to the risk of discrimination lawsuits and accompanying liability.

An attorney at Mays & Kerr can help you implement workplace policies and procedures that minimize your risk of an employment discrimination-related lawsuit. We will begin by reviewing your current handbook and policies to determine whether they contain any unfavorable terms or instructions that expose the company to potential employment discrimination liability.

If specific event or circumstance has you concerned, we can provide legal advice about the situation and explain your options for taking action against an employee without exposing the company to liability.

Discrimination Considerations for Individuals

The attorneys at Mays & Kerr will help you protect yourself and your employees from discriminatory treatment in the workplace. We can help you document your concerns and file a claim with the EEOC. We are happy to explain your rights and protections available under federal and state law to ensure you are treated fairly in the workplace.

If you believe that you have been discriminated against in the workplace, it is important to act carefully. An experienced attorney can answer your questions and help you assemble a compelling claim to file with the EEOC. Your employer cannot treat any member of a protected class unfavorably. If you have been treated unfavorably due to a protected characteristic such as age, sex, national origin or race, you may be able to recover for lost wages, promotions, and benefits. If you have been fired illegally, you may also be eligible to be reinstated into your previous position or to receive a generous severance package.

If you suspect you have been a victim of discrimination, contact an attorney at Mays & Kerr today to discuss your case.