Salt Lake City Discrimination Attorneys
Representing Salt Lake City Clients in All Types of Workplace Discrimination Claims
Workplace discrimination refers to the unfair treatment of employees based on various characteristics protected by law. At Portner & Shure, P.A., we understand the intricacies of discrimination cases and are dedicated to helping individuals facing such challenges in the workplace.
Our experienced legal team understands the nuances of workplace discrimination cases and is dedicated to providing personalized and effective legal representation. When you choose us, you're choosing advocates who will fight for your rights and work tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcome for your case.
What is Workplace Discrimination?
Workplace discrimination involves treating employees unfavorably based on factors that are protected by law. These protected characteristics may include:
- Race and Ethnicity: Discrimination based on race or ethnicity involves treating employees differently due to their racial or ethnic background. This can include biased hiring, promotion decisions, or unfair treatment in the workplace.
- Gender: Gender discrimination occurs when individuals are treated differently based on their gender. This can include issues such as unequal pay, biased promotions, or harassment based on gender.
- Age: Age discrimination targets individuals based on their age. It can manifest as unfair treatment, biased hiring decisions, or age-related stereotypes that negatively impact an employee's opportunities.
- Disability: Discrimination against individuals with disabilities involves treating them unfairly due to their disability. This can include failure to provide reasonable accommodations, harassment, or biased decisions related to employment.
- Sexual Orientation: Discrimination based on sexual orientation occurs when employees are treated differently due to their sexual orientation. This includes bias in hiring, promotions, or creating a hostile work environment based on one's sexual orientation.
What to Do If You Have Been the Victim of Discrimination
If you have been the victim of discrimination, it is important to take action right away. In most cases, you will need to file a complaint with the appropriate government agency before you can file a lawsuit. The agency will investigate your claim and determine whether there is sufficient evidence to support your claim. If the agency determines that there is sufficient evidence, it may file a lawsuit on your behalf. If the agency determines that there is not sufficient evidence, it will issue a right-to-sue letter, which will allow you to file a lawsuit on your own.
Here are some steps to take if you have been the victim of discrimination:
- Document the discrimination: It is important to document the discrimination as soon as possible. This includes writing down the date, time, and location of the incident, what was said or done, and the names of any witnesses.
- Report the discrimination: You should report the discrimination to your employer or the appropriate person within the organization. If your employer has a policy in place for reporting discrimination, you should follow that policy.
- File a complaint: You should file a complaint with the appropriate government agency as soon as possible. There are strict deadlines for filing a complaint, so it is important to act quickly.
- Consult with an attorney: You should consult with an experienced attorney as soon as possible. An attorney can help you understand your rights and options and guide you through the legal process.
Our team can help you file a complaint with the appropriate government agency and guide you through the legal process. We can also help you file a lawsuit if the agency determines that there is not sufficient evidence to support your claim.
How Our Salt Lake City Discrimination Lawyers Can Help
Proving workplace discrimination can be challenging. Your employer or other party may have a team of attorneys on their side whose job is to protect their interests. You need an experienced attorney on your side who will fight for your rights. Our Salt Lake City discrimination lawyers have extensive experience handling all types of discrimination claims and can provide the strong representation you need.
We can help you by:
- Investigating your claim
- Gathering the necessary evidence to prove your claim
- Preparing and filing all necessary documents
- Negotiating with the employer or other party
- Representing you in all hearings and proceedings
- Presenting your case in court