Employment Law And Discrimination In The Workplace
While discrimination is inappropriate in every circumstance, it can be especially difficult in your career. While it is common to feel intimidated, it is important that you speak up when something isn’t right. The attorneys and team at Kaplan & Cruz, PLLC, have 70 years of combined legal experience throughout Texas. We have represented both employers and employees through this difficult process.
All Employees Have Rights
Workplace discrimination can take many forms and isn’t always so obvious. By law, an employee cannot be discriminated against on the basis of race, gender, nationality, religion or age. Common ways discrimination can manifest include:
- Refusing to hire someone based on a protected status
- Disciplining an employee based on a protected status
- Failure to promote
- Paying less
Representing Employers And Employees
From addressing sexual harassment to preventing gender and race discrimination, an employer is responsible for creating a healthy work environment.
As an employer, you should work with employees who are noticing these negative environments and hold the right people accountable. As an employee, if your company isn’t listening to you, it can be held legally responsible. An employee cannot be fired if they, in good conscience, bring accusations against a company. If you believe someone is falsely accusing your company of wrongdoing, you also have rights.
We Are Here To Listen; Call Today
Most of us spend at least 40 hours a week at work. It’s important that it is safe for everyone who walks through the company doors. If you have questions about employment discrimination, whether you are an employer or an employee, we can help. Call our Dallas office at local 214-473-5774 or toll free 877-779-6001or fill out our contact form.