Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 makes it illegal for employers to discriminate against an employee or job applicant based on their race, religion, gender, or national origin. These protections extend to:
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is the agency that is responsible for making sure these provisions are enforced.
If an employer harasses an employee based on their race, color, religion, sex, age, or nationality, it is also considered a form of workplace discrimination. Workplace harassment covers any unwanted behaviors or actions taken against you by your co-workers, managers, clients, and other people you work with.
In addition to a person’s race and ethnicity, workplace discrimination can sometimes be based on one’s disabilities, genetic information, pregnancy, or relationship to another person. If you are adversely affected by the actions or behaviors your employer or co-workers continue to engage in because of your association with a protected class of people, you should consult with an attorney to discuss how to file a workplace discrimination claim.
Employees commonly face discrimination at work because of their:
Just like workplace harassment, hostile work environments are covered under employment discrimination laws. An employer can be sued if they harass or discriminate against an employee and their actions interferes with the employee’s ability to perform their work. If the employer facilitates an environment where the employee feels they can’t complain without negative action being taken against them, they can be sued under a hostile work environment claim. The types of discrimination listed above can all be used to prove you work in a hostile workplace.
At McNair Law Offices, PLLC, we are committed to fighting for the rights of workers in Pennsylvania. Our attorney has years of experience helping employees secure the justice they deserve. Discrimination can happen at any time during the course of your career. If you have been discriminated against by your employer or co-workers, you should consult with our legal team as soon as possible.
Our lawyers can assess your situation and help you determine a legal strategy that is right for you. We are here to help you hold your employer accountable for their actions and we will aggressively defend your legal rights. Let us put our skills to work for you.
Call (818) 389-1771, or contact our Erie employment discrimination attorney to talk to our team about your case.