New Orleans Attorneys For Victims Of Employment Discrimination
Discrimination creates a hostile workplace and makes it difficult or impossible for employees to perform their job duties. The employment discrimination lawyers at Foley, Lamy & Jefferson will help you fight back against employers who allow discriminatory behavior to occur.
Workplace Discrimination Is Illegal
Federal and state laws forbid employment discrimination. The protection starts during the hiring process and continues through termination. At no point should an employer ever consider age or gender as reasons to make any employment decisions.
The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 provides protection for workers who are at least 40 years old. Any worker who meets that age requirement can take action if they are the victim of discrimination based solely on their age.
Gender discrimination occurs when an employer considers the person’s gender or any gender-specific traits, such as pregnancy, to make decisions about the worker’s employment. Updated laws expand the protections offered to include a person’s gender identity.
Adverse Employment Actions
Many different adverse employment actions can be the result of discrimination. Failing to hire someone because of their age or gender is illegal. Moving an employee to a less desirable shift, terminating them, reducing their pay or giving them an unfavorable performance review simply because of their gender or age can also be examples of discriminatory actions.
Employees are protected from discrimination from anyone they come into contact with during the course of doing their job. This includes supervisors, other employees, customers and vendors. Employers must have a clear policy that forbids discrimination in all forms, including inappropriate remarks and other actions by anyone.
If you are the victim of employment discrimination, you have legal rights. There are specific steps you must take in order to assert these, so working with our experienced employment discrimination attorneys provides you with the guidance you need to do everything necessary.
Contact Our Employment Discrimination Lawyers
Complete our confidential online questionnaire or call Foley, Lamy & Jefferson at (504) 586-9395 if you have been the victim of employment discrimination. Our employment discrimination lawyers will evaluate your case and help you address the situation.