You have the right to be free from discrimination based on certain protected categories such as age, race, gender/pregnancy, disability, national origin, and religion. Discrimination may take the form of adverse employment actions, such as being disciplined, demoted, or fired, or harassment, which can occur either inside or outside the workplace. Employers are also prohibited from retaliating against you for complaining about discrimination or cooperating with a discrimination investigation.
While discrimination, harassment, and retaliation are prohibited under Federal, State and local laws, they continue to plague the workplace. Addressing discrimination with your employer, a government agency, or in court can be overwhelming and intimidating especially during what is likely a very difficult time. Barger & Gaines will listen to you, support you and guide you through the process to redress discrimination -- from filing a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, your local civil rights agency, or in state or federal court.