According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), more than 72,675 charges of workplace discrimination have been filed since 2019. Workplace discrimination happens each and every day in many different forms such as discrimination against persons because of age, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, sex, race, and other characteristics. Everyone has the legal right to work in a setting that is free of discrimination of any type.
Many people are fearful to act on any type of discrimination in the workplace due to the fear of losing their job and future opportunities. However, it is important to understand that you should never be harassed, demoted, terminated, underpaid, or treated less favorably due to your color, religion, sexual orientation, gender, or veteran status.
The EEOC reports that the top three discrimination categories were retaliation (55.8%), disability (36.1%), and race (32.7%) — but discrimination does not stop there. If you or a loved one believe that you have been the victim of discrimination of any kind in the workplace, it is very important to contact an attorney today! Scott & Wallace is here to help you through any and all types of workplace discrimination disputes. You and your loved ones deserve to be protected by state and federal laws — these laws prohibit discrimination in places of employment and were designed to protect you.
What do I do first?
Your first step would be to speak with an attorney about your situation. At Scott & Wallace, we will take your case in hand so that you can be confident that everything is being taken care of. Once you speak with our attorneys about your situation, they will help you file an Employment Discrimination Charge.
What happens once I file a claim?
Once this is filed, the EEOC will notify your employer. They will either reject your claim, attempt mediation between you and your employer in an attempt to reach a settlement, or they will have your employer provide them a written answer to a Respondent’s Position Statement before they start their investigation.
What is the Investigation period like?
The investigation period will begin if you and your employer cannot reach a settlement during the mediation process this is when a lawsuit will begin. It is important to hire an experienced attorney such as Scott & Wallace at this time if you have not already done so, to guide you through this complex and sometimes overwhelming process.
When you hire us, your fight becomes our fight so you can focus on you and your family’s healing. At Scott & Wallace, our mission is full and final justice. Contact us today for a free consultation.