Discrimination claims are among the most stressful and complicated legal matters in employment law today. If you are an employee who has been discriminated against in the workplace, you deserve to have an experienced Utah employment law attorney represent you and defend your legal rights. Pearson Butler represents individuals who need help resolving such matters in Salt Lake City or the greater Salt Lake Valley area including South Jordan, West Jordan, Riverton, Draper, Sandy, Midvale, Murray, Herriman, Eagle Mountain, and Taylorsville. The firm’s skilled team may be able to help you pursue a favorable resolution to your discrimination claim.
Call (800) 265-2314 to schedule an initial consultation at one of Pearson Butler’s three convenient office locations.
Protected Classes & Discrimination
The law recognizes many types of discrimination, any of which can create a hostile work environment. A person may claim discrimination based on the following:
- Ethnic background
- Religious beliefs
- Sexual orientation
- Political beliefs
If you feel you were not treated equally in regard to being hired, compensated, promoted, fired, or laid off, you may be a victim of unlawful employment discrimination. If you complain about discrimination, and you experience retaliation, you are also the victim of unlawful discrimination and you should consult with an attorney from Pearson Butler as soon as possible.
Employer Discrimination Claims in Utah
Reporting discrimination to your employer is critical. Be sure to follow company policy and procedure in reporting all workplace discrimination or retaliation you encounter. This is true even if you feel your complaint would be futile. If there isn’t a company policy or procedure, be sure to complain to your direct supervisor or someone with management level authority. When you report discrimination, it is also important to document your complaints and detail who you spoke to, when you spoke to them, and exactly what you spoke about.
After your report, your employer should conduct an immediate investigation into your complaint and is supposed to take appropriate action to resolve the situation. If your employer does not resolve the situation, or if you face retaliation because of your complaint, contact an attorney at Pearson Butler immediately. At Pearson Butler, we understand that not all employers will do the right thing when faced with discrimination claims and stand ready to help protect your rights, your career, and your financial stability.
If you are concerned about discrimination in the workplace, contact a Utah employment attorney at Pearson Butler.