Alpharetta Discrimination Lawyers
As an employee in Alpharetta or anywhere else in Georgia, you should be judged in the workplace by your merits or achievements, not by your age, gender, nationality or race. Yet, in too many instances, employees are discriminated against by their employers and harassed by their managers and coworkers for these very reasons. And in time, their careers suffer.
In one case, an African-American male in Alpharetta may be turned down for a job, which is given to a less-qualified Caucasian colleague. In another, an employer refuses to make reasonable accommodations for a Jewish employee who attends temple on Saturdays. Or, it could be a female employee whose job is threatened if she refuses to go on a date with her manager.
According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), more than 5,900 discrimination claims were filed last year in Georgia alone. With first-hand knowledge of discrimination cases in Alpharetta, the discrimination lawyers of Barrett & Farahany, LLP are on the side of employees whose jobs have been threatened because of another’s bias.
There are a number of federal laws that ban discrimination in Alpharetta workplaces:
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects against discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin
- Equal Pay Act of 1963 protects against sex-based wage discrimination
- Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 forbids discrimination against people who are 40 years of age or older
- Title I and Title V of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 protects against discrimination of individuals with disabilities
Employers regulated by these laws may not demote you, fire you, deny you benefits, refuse to hire you, or commit any other illegal act in regards to your employment because of the aforementioned traits. In addition, hostile workplace environments caused by racial or sexual harassment from colleagues, as well as retaliation launched against workers who report discrimination claims, are also prohibited by law.
If you live in Alpharetta and have been the victim of bias in the workplace, contact the Alpharetta discrimination attorneys at Barrett & Farahany. We can help guide you through your evidence and file a claim with the EEOC on your behalf. If your claim is not resolved through the EEOC – and 95 percent are not, we can also work to protect your rights in a court of law to help you retain your job and/or receive financial compensation for lost wages and other damages.
For more information on age, race and sex discrimination in Alpharetta, call Barrett & Farahany at 404-214-0120.