According to the most recent statistics from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”), over 100,000 Americans filed charges against their employers claiming discrimination during the last fiscal year alone. Part of the reason for this high number of charges is that government involvement in this area is high and enforcement is incredibly aggressive. Many laws exist in the United States giving rise to allegations of discrimination for reasons including: age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, and sex. Newer laws and court decisions have even expanded these protected areas to include household responsibilities and genetic information.

Potential awards for alleged victims include back-pay, front pay, and/or increased benefits – sometimes even an order that you reinstate the employee. In certain cases, aggressive plaintiffs may seek compensatory and/or punitive damages. If the lawsuit proves successful, you might even be ordered to pay their court costs, attorneys’ fees, and charges for expert witnesses.

At Garrett, Walker & Aycoth, we will fight to protect your business and its reputation by doing everything in our power to defeat such claims. We have experience in responding to inquiries by EEOC investigators and know how to manage the delicate balance between cooperation and assertiveness that such cases demand. We offer affordable representation in such cases, fighting vigorously to defend our clients while moving swiftly to control costs and disruptions to your business operations.

Call our Greensboro Discrimination Lawyers today at (336) 379-0539 to schedule a free, in-depth consultation.