Frequently Asked Employment Law Questions

Frequently Asked Employment Law QuestionsHave you been discriminated against at work? Do you believe you lost your job due to unfair bias? At Chavez Law Firm, our experienced El Paso employment law attorneys will fight to protect your rights. Here are a few frequently asked employment law questions from our clients.

What is 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.

What Should I Know About Filing a Discrimination Claim?

Oftentimes, people seeking information or assistance in illegal employment discrimination cases are curious about how to begin the process of filing a complaint. The very first thing that you should do is find an experienced trial lawyer with experience in this area of the law because it can be complicated. You could conceivably file your own complaint directly with your employer, but that is a mistake. Oftentimes, clients don’t know how to correctly and legally make the complaint so that it gets the attention of Human Resources or the lawyers who work for the employer.

The very best thing that one can do is first hire a trial lawyer experienced in this area of the law, so that they can help you through the process of filing the complaint internally and externally, such as with the Equal Opportunity Commission when appropriate. We at the Chavez Law Firm stand ready to provide you with the information you need to make the right choices and to answer your questions. All you need to do is give us a call so we can set you up with an appointment.

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Having been in practice for more than two decades, our community-oriented firm is passionate about promoting and protecting safe and harassment-free workplaces. Employers, supervisors, and other employees who cause damages to innocent workers should be held accountable. Speak with one of our El Paso employment law attorneys from our firm right away to learn how we can defend your rights and file a claim for fair compensation.

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