Employees have the right to be free from discrimination under both United States and Washington State law. Employment discrimination laws protect individuals throughout the hiring, promotion, and termination aspects of employment, including retaliation. These laws are of great importance because they help ensure equal protection of the laws.
“Invidious discrimination does not become less so because the discrimination accomplished is of a lesser magnitude.” Personnel Administrator of Mass. v. Feeney, 442 US 256, 277 (1979).
The term “discrimination” in an employment law context means less favorable treatment because of a person’s gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, race, national origin, age, disability or religious beliefs. Employees can be discriminated against intentionally (disparate treatment) and through the impact of neutral policies (disparate impact).
Types of employment discrimination cases I handle include:
- Age discrimination
- Disability discrimination
- Gender discrimination
- Pregnancy discrimination
- Sexual harassment
- Race and color discrimination
- Religious Discrimination
I fight for individuals who are wrongfully treated and need help standing up for their rights throughout Washington State. I can review the facts of your case to determine whether you have a claim, assist you in filing a formal complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or file a civil lawsuit on your behalf. Also, I will advocate for you both inside and outside of court.
Remember, an initial consultation is always FREE.