Have you been mistreated in the workplace? Learn the three types of employment law protection in this article, then call our Texas attorneys.
There are numerous laws that protect employees not only from harassment and discrimination but also from retaliation after the employee speaks up. Our legal professionals can examine the circumstances of your situation and determine if your employer acted in violation of any federal regulations. If your employer has violated any one of these three types of employment law protection, then you have a case.
Americans with Disabilities Act
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) serves to prohibit discrimination and ensure equal opportunity in the workplace for all individuals. This act also provides regulations for building structure, accommodations, and services to ensure that disabled individuals are not wrongfully excluded in any way. If you have a recognized disability and have experienced discrimination, either in the workplace or with any other business or establishment, you may be able to hold them accountable and obtain compensation by filing a lawsuit.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) aids and supports individuals who have experienced harassment or discrimination in the workplace. The EEOC enforces federal employment law and can help you to obtain justice and fair compensation for your case. These cases can include denial of a job or of advancement due to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetic information. We can help you approach the EEOC regarding your employer’s illegal behavior and provide the support you need to maximize your chances of winning your case.
Family and Medical Leave
Employees of eligible employers have the right to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave per year due to serious illness or to care for a family member who is ill. The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) protects eligible employees from facing discrimination or wrongful termination due to their absence and protects their right to their job upon their return. An attorney from our firm can help you file a claim if your right to unpaid leave has been denied or if you have been wrongfully terminated or demoted while taking leave.
Contact Our El Paso Employment Law Attorneys Today. We Want to Help
Taking a stand against your employer can be a nerve-wracking experience, especially when you cannot afford to lose wages or your job. On the other hand, no problem can resolve itself; you need to speak up in order to stop discrimination and harassment in the workplace. An El Paso employment law attorney from Chavez Law Firm can provide the support and guidance you need during this difficult experience, as well as the aggressive representation needed to defend your rights and obtain justice. Contact our office today.