Federal law protects all employees when it comes to different forms of discrimination.
When an employee suffers
from any sort of employment discrimination, whether it is
because of age, race, pregnancy, sexual orientation, or some
other form of discrimination, he or she may wish to hire a
lawyer who is an expert in these sorts of cases.
When hiring an attorney, the employee should document the
discriminatory event in as much detail as possible as
shortly after the event as possible, as this will assist the
attorney in determining the strength of the case and what,
if anything, the employee is likely to recover.
A well-versed discrimination lawyer knows the federal and
state laws and what the employee can hope to recover, as
well as the results of current, similar cases. Sometimes the
federal and state laws differ. In California, for example,
an employee fired for reasons of discrimination may sue to
recover the following:
· Lost wages
· Lost benefits
· Future lost wages – this applies only until
· Future lost benefits – like future lost
wages, this applies
only until the
employee finds another job with benefits
· General damages
· Punitive damages
· Attorney fees
Employees should do their research, making sure they find
not only a qualified discrimination attorney, but also one
that they can afford.
If you believe that your
job rights have been violated
you have the right to file a charge of discrimination.
This is a required step before you are allowed to file a
to get help now.
You may deserve compensation.