Federal and state laws prohibit discrimination on the job when you are a member of a protected class. Discrimination can manifest itself in hiring, firing, and promotion decisions or a hostile work environment. If you have been the victim of employment discrimination, you may file a claim.
Before you can file a lawsuit against your employer, you must first go to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for a federal claim. The EEOC will investigate your claim and determine whether to file a lawsuit on your behalf. Even if the EEOC does not take up your case, you are free to file a lawsuit on your own against your employer. The EEOC may allow you to sue by yourself if you seek permission.
The law gives you a number of remedies if you have been subject to employment discrimination. If you have been illegally fired from your job, you may be entitled to reinstatement or back pay for the wages that you lost. If you have been subjected to other illegal treatment, you can be eligible for financial compensation. You may also get injunctive relief in which a court orders the employer to take a certain action.
If you believe that you were discriminated against, it is essential that you contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible. Your lawyer will advise you about how to handle your case and what documentation you may need for your claim. Discrimination lawsuits are not always easy to win, but they are an absolute must if you want justice for the treatment that you have endured.
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