Many employees suspect that they have been discriminated against in the workplace on the basis of race, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation, whistleblowing or veteran status. The difficulty such employees face, however, is showing that the employer was motivated by hostility to the employee's race, gender or other prohibited discriminating factors. The issue of motivation for a particular action (firing, failure to hire, demotion or failure to promote, for example) can be a critical component of a successful employment discrimination case. Consult with a knowledgeable Hartford, Connecticut, employment law attorney at Brown Paindiris & Scott, LLP, to discuss your situation and explore your options.
Evidence Of Employment Discrimination
What evidence do you have that your supervisor or employer discriminated against you illegally? This is one of the questions our attorney will ask during your initial consultation at Brown Paindiris & Scott, LLP. Your employer may claim that he or she fired you or demoted you or failed to hire or promote you because of inferior qualifications as compared to another employee outside the protected class that pertains to you (pregnant, Hispanic or Iraq war veteran, for example). A careful analysis of the evidence that you have to offer will help determine whether it makes financial sense to bring an employment discrimination lawsuit.
Some common situations to keep in mind about employment discrimination include:
- Your employer should not retaliate against you for exercising your rights as an employee, such as taking time off in accordance with the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
- Your employer likewise is not allowed to retaliate against by firing you over a whistleblower situation when you complain about sexual harassment or other illegal activity at the workplace. Talk to an attorney if you believe you have been subjected to improper and illegal retaliatory discharge.
- Your employer is not allowed to discriminate against you on the basis of disability by firing you when you file a workers' compensation claim after an on-the-job injury, or firing you for a disability if you are able to do the job with reasonable accommodation.
Sometimes, the remedy in a problematic employment situation does not lie in legal action such as a lawsuit. You may think your career is over if you receive a poor performance review, a performance improvement plan, or if you get a new supervisor who seems not to appreciate you. Our lawyers have helped many clients plan successful strategies for dealing with bad performance reviews even when discrimination was not evident. We welcome the opportunity to discuss your concerns and devise an appropriate response that will protect your rights and, ideally, offer hope in the face of difficulties in the workplace.
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Schedule a consultation with one of our Hartford employment discrimination attorneys by calling 877-783-5367 or sending an email through this website. After a brief, no-obligation discussion over the phone, we will let you know whether it is worth your time and the cost of a lengthier, in-person consultation to make an appointment to come to our law offices.