Federal and state law make it illegal for an employer to discriminate against an employee based on various protected characteristics. These include race, national origin, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability, and veteran status.

An employer’s discrimination can take many forms. For example, an employer may refuse to hire an applicant based on age, deny an employee a promotion based on race, treat a group of employees differently when it comes to compensation decisions, discipline one group of employees more harshly than another group, refuse a reasonable accommodation to a disabled employee, and make termination decisions based on protected characteristics. This is illegal.

If you believe that you are the victim of discrimination in the workplace, do not hesitate to contact the Law Offices of Damian Christian Shammas, LLC to discuss your situation and see what can be done to protect yourself.