EMPLOYEE DISCRIMINATION

 

Have you been the victim of employment discrimination? According to the most recent statistics from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”), over 100,000 Americans filed charges against their employers claiming just that in during the last fiscal year alone. This discrimination can take many forms, from being fired, demoted, or reassigned to being denied a promotion or even not being hired in the first place.

The good news is that many laws exist in the United States to protect you from these injustices. Discrimination on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, or sex is unlawful. You have the right to a workplace where your job security, career potential, pay, and working conditions are not judged by such factors. New laws even protect you from more subtle grounds for discrimination like pregnancy and even genetic information.

Potential awards for victims of discrimination are many and varied. If you win, you could receive back-pay, front pay, and/or increased benefits. A judge could order that your employer reinstate you to your previous position. In certain cases, you may even have a right to compensatory and/or punitive damages. Your employer might even be ordered to pay your court costs, attorneys’ fees, and charges for expert witnesses.

At Garrett, Walker & Aycoth, we believe that victims of discrimination should never be silenced by fear or the size of their employer’s pocketbook. We offer affordable representation in such cases, fighting to have our clients’ rights restored and their struggle for fairness vindicated.

Call us today at (336) 379-0539 or contact us to schedule an in-depth consultation.

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