Protecting your rights when an employer crosses the line
Employers have the right to discriminate and even treat you unfairly — up to a point. You may have worked hard all year, only to be passed over for a promotion. If your employer made a discriminating decision based on job performance, that choice is within his or her right.
However, the right to discriminate is limited under Colorado and federal law, which prohibits discrimination based on these factors:
If the reason you were passed over for promotion was because of any of these factors, you may be a victim of unlawful discrimination. The same is true if you are paid less than your co-workers simply because of your gender or if you are denied benefits or forced into early retirement due to your age. These are all common forms of employment discrimination.
Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, an employer with 15 or more employees is prohibited from taking discriminatory actions based on race, national origin, gender or religion, such as:
You may be a victim of employment discrimination if you have been treated unfairly in the workplace based on any of these factors. In addition to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, other laws that protect you include the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act.
You may have a case, if you have:
- Evidence of a discriminatory motive
- Evidence of a pattern of unfairness against other people who are similarly situated
- Sustained financial loss or other damages
Collecting evidence of the discrimination against you is essential. So is finding the right attorney. I have successfully helped victims of employment discrimination receive compensation and equitable relief.
If you work in a hostile environment, let me do something about it
If you are subjected to harassment, intimidation, offensive or oppressive behavior by co-workers, supervisors or managers, you need not suffer in silence and you should not quit. You have rights under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other state and federal laws. I am proud of the reputation I have earned for handling hostile work environment cases and I want to help you.
I also help attorneys with complex discrimination cases
I have decades of federal trial experience litigating complex cases. If you are litigating a complex employment discrimination case and need advice about legal strategy and federal court procedure, contact me for the guidance you need.
If you are a victim of employment discrimination, call me at 303-618-8780 or contact me online. Located in Denver, Colorado, my practice regularly assists clients in the Denver metropolitan area, including Aurora, Thornton, Brighton and surrounding areas.