Fighting Back Against Prejudice
Discrimination or harassment in the workplace can take many forms. You could be treated differently in the workplace than your peers because of your race or gender and this may escalate to outright harassment. You may be denied an advancement opportunity because your age puts you closer to retirement than other applicants. You might not be hired for a job that you are qualified for because of your sexuality or disability status.
If you are experiencing discrimination or harassment in the workplace, having a skilled attorney by your side can help you fight for fair treatment. At Beckman Law Firm, LLC, we are dedicated to protecting the workers of Colorado and helping them ensure that they are treated fairly by their employers. We will help you choose the best course of action for your case, negotiate with your employers and defend your rights in court if necessary.
You Are Protected By Law
While your employer is free to hire and assign work to employees, they are not free to base these decisions on prejudice. Classifications protected by law include:
- Sex or gender
- Race or nationality
- Religion, including religious forms of dress and leave for religious holidays
- Disability status
- Marital status
- Pregnancy, including potential future pregnancy
While it can be intimidating to confront your employer about the discrimination you experience, it could be the best way to protect your best interests. If your employer is discriminating against you because you wear a specific garment related to your religion, for example, your complaint could mean meaningful changes to the company dress policy. Filing a complaint could be the best way to ensure that your employer provides the necessary disability accommodations. Confronting your employer about sexual harassment could help you end the hostility in your work environment.
No matter what form of discrimination you have suffered, working with an attorney who has deep knowledge of employment law can be an important step to righting these wrongs. The team at Beckman Law Firm, LLC, has experience working both for employers and employees. This gives us the experience you need to build a case that protects your rights and your future employment prospects.