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October 22, 2019 | Gary Burger

Can I Sue for Employment Discrimination?

Employement Discrimination is an ugly side of society that we still deal with even to this day. Have you ever been denied a promotion or a position based on your race, sex, or a disability? Are you treated differently at work, or harassed at work due to one of these factors? If you are, this isn't right and you absolutely do have rights that you can pursue to make sure that this discrimination is corrected and that you are compensated for the damages done to you.

In this FAQ, we're going to explore what Employment Discrimination is, how it can affect you, and whether or not you have a case that you can legally pursue. If you have any questions about employment discrimination, or if you would like to speak with a Personal Injury Lawyer in St. Louis now, call our team today at 314-542-2222 or 618-272-2222. We don't charge any fees for our consultations, and we never ask for any attorneys fees unless we win your employment discrimination claim.

How to Sue for Employment Discrimination

First, lets detail a few cases of what employment discrimination is and what it is not. This is important in deciding whether or not you have a case you can pursue.

Discrimination based on Age (over 40+) - If you are denied a promotion or a position that you are qualified for, and you were the best possible candidate for the position, and yet someone younger than you who does not have your qualifications was chosen for the position, this can be employment discrimination based on age. Also, if it appears that your employer is trying to force you to quit by other discriminatory practices so that they can replace you with a younger, lower-paid worker, this is also employment discrimination.

Discrimination based on Gender - This case applies to the same scenarios as above. Also, if you are paid less than a colleague and you perform the same function, this can be discrimination. Further, if you have more tenure than the colleague and are more qualified and you still make less, this is even a stronger case.

Discrimination based on Disability - Persons with disabilities are protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Any type of promotion, pay, or benefit that you are denied due to your disability qualifies as discrimination.

Discrimination based on Race - Your race and ethnicity are also protected under employment discrimination laws. If you are denied promotions, pay, or benefits because of your race or ethnicity, you can pursue an employment discrimination claim.

There are several other types of employment discrimination that we haven't detailed here. You can still pursue cases of those types and we can help you with cases of those types.

Do I need a lawyer for an Employment Discrimination Case?

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is tasked with dealing with and investigating your claim, however, a Personal Injury Lawyer with experience taking on these types of claims is going to be able to make sure that your claim is taken seriously and that any evidence of the discriminatory tactics used against use come to light. Our Firm is dedicated to fighting for the rights and recoveries of our clients. We know how devastating it can be to be discriminated against because of factors that are completely out of your control, and how it is never right to discriminate against anyone for factors that are legally protected. If you've been the victim of employment discrimination, we can help you get the compensation that you deserve. Call our team at 314-542-2222 or 618-272-2222. We don't charge any fees for our consultations, and we never ask for any attorneys fees unless we win your employment discrimination claim.