EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION AND PERSONAL INJURY IN THE STATE OF WASHINGTON
Getting fired from your job is a demoralizing experience. This unexpected setback can threaten your financial stability, your family’s well being and your general livelihood. However, if you believe you were let go unfairly due to employment discrimination, the experience can be even more dehumanizing and unjust. Feeling uncomfortable at your workplace due to harassment or prejudice can lead to depression, anxiety, and an overall sense of dread.
Fortunately, the state of Washington offers protection against employment or workplace discrimination. Laws are in place to defend you against discrimination and harassment at your workplace based on gender, religion, race, nationality, sexuality, medical status, and disability. Employment discrimination also protects workers from getting fired based on union activity.
HASKELL FOR JUSTICE
If you’ve faced employment termination based on workplace discrimination, the Law Offices of Lori S. Haskell is here to bring justice and to compensate you for your situation. Educate yourself on the various forms of employment discrimination below and get the help you need by contacting Seattle’s foremost employment discrimination attorneys.
COMMON TYPES OF EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION
This type of discrimination is increasingly prevalent. Younger employees can receive preferential treatment and promotions simply due to age. If you are over 40 years of age you may have an age discrimination claim and research shows discrimination based on age is on the rise.
While mental and physical handicaps often impact various aspects of people’s lives, there are many hardworking employees that suffer workplace harassment or discrimination based on their unique attributes. Discrimination based on an employee’s disability is unacceptable and state and federal laws protect you from inequitable treatment if you fall into this category.
Gender discrimination comes in many forms including inequitable treatment based on sex, pregnancy discrimination, and sexual harassment. A common form of workplace discrimination, males, females, and gender-fluid individuals can be victims of this insidious behavior.
The color of your skin should never determine how you are treated in the workplace, or anywhere in life. Whether you feel you’ve been fired, turned down for a worthy promotion, or been on the receiving end of racist and inappropriate comments, many laws prohibit employers from discriminating on the basis of race. This form of discrimination law also
protects you if you stick up for a co-worker who is being harassed.
As written in the Constitution of the United States, we all have the right to practice and express our Freedom of Religion, inside and outside of the workplace. If your employer has or does not honor this right, you can bring an action based on freedom of your religious beliefs.
Are You the Victim of Employment Discrimination? Get the Help You Need Today.
Don’t attempt to fight the battle on your own and don’t wait until the situation worsens. Professional misconduct calls for professional intervention. Contact the Law Offices of Lori S. Haskell for a swift and successful resolution.