Charleston Workplace Discrimination Claims Lawyer
Charleston Employment Law Attorney
Employees are protected against discrimination in the workplace through the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and decades of legislation. If you feel like you have been discriminated against in the workplace, it is crucial that you contact our skilled Charleston workplace discrimination lawyers as soon as possible. At Freeman & Chiartas, our employment law attorneys understand the frustration that many workers feel in the face of discrimination. When a promotion, demotion or merit increase is based on factors other than a worker’s performance, an experienced lawyer can provide the legal guidance necessary to hold your supervisor accountable for his or her actions.
Discrimination Can Occur In A Number Of Ways
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination by covered employees on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin. Recent legislation has expanded this coverage to encompass a wider range of people. Basically, membership in any category can be used against an employee. Discrimination can potentially occur based on:
- Sexual orientation
- Marital status
- Mental or physical disability
Employee protections can include the Civil Rights Act, the Equal Pay Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.