4 Common Types of Discrimination Cases

4 Common Types of Discrimination CasesWere you the victim of workplace discrimination in El Paso? Check out the 4 common types of discrimination cases to learn about filing your claim in Texas. Contact our office today.

1) Age Discrimination

Age discrimination in employment is a very common problem. Our nation’s laws and our state laws protect employees over the age of 40 from being discriminated against. What constitutes discrimination? Discrimination is being harassed because of your age – being called “old man” or “old woman” or hearing innuendo based on your age, being told that you can’t do the job of younger employees or being told to retire or to go on Social Security. Age discrimination also can involve being treated differently from other younger employees. For example, a common tactic by employers is to do “a reduction in force” where all the older workers are laid off, but all the younger workers are kept on.

2) Disability / Illness Discrimination

Employees who feel that they have been discriminated against because of a disability or because of an illness should first and foremost find an attorney that has trial experience and who has experience in employment discrimination and retaliation laws. This area of law is unlike any other for many reasons. For one, this area of law can be complicated. It protects employees who are disabled, while also protecting employees for the serious medical conditions of their children – for example, if an employer fires an employee because they have a child going through chemotherapy.

3) Race / Ethnicity Discrimination

Our nation’s and our state laws protect every employee on account of their race, on account of their national origin, or on account of their ethnicity. It doesn’t matter if your grandparents are from Sweden or South Africa or Columbia. The laws protect each and every one of us. If you believe or feel that you are being treated differently because of your ethnicity, your national origin, or your color, we at the Chavez Law Firm stand ready to provide you all the information you need for your potential claim. All you have to do is give us a call and we’ll set up an appointment to speak with you.

4) Gender Discrimination

Our nation’s laws and our state laws protect employees from being treated differently because they are either a man or a woman. Discrimination can take many forms. If a woman is paid, say, $0.72 on the dollar for the exact same work that a man does, that is a difference in treatment and that is discrimination. If women are held to a higher or different standard for purposes of discipline, compared to a man or vice versa, that is illegal discrimination.

What’s important for you to do, if you are in this situation, is find and hire an attorney with extensive trial experience in this area of the law. If the company or the employer were to retaliate against you, a lawyer can work to get your job back, recoup lost wages, and receive full and fair compensation for all the emotional trauma that the employer and their supervisor, mangers or other employees have caused you.

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Have you or a loved one been subjected to discrimination in the workplace and have questions about filing a discrimination claim in Texas?
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