A Unique Approach to Assisting Clients Dealing With Workplace Discrimination
Federal and state laws make it illegal for employers to discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, disability, age, pregnancy, national origin, and other protected classifications. The laws also protect employees from retaliation for making discrimination complaints. If you are facing workplace discrimination, you deserve justice and equal opportunities. In cases of workplace discrimination, it is critical to understand the law and the evidence necessary to prove discrimination in court. Only then will you be able to get the justice you deserve. Attorney Alan Kansas advises clients on the best way to combat discrimination and unfair treatment at work. Alan Kansas can also provide legal defense if you or your business faces a discrimination charge. To learn more about how a workplace discrimination lawyer can obtain the justice you deserve, contact our Terrytown, LA, firm today.
Types of Workplace Discrimination
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 established a set of employment anti-discrimination laws. The law generally applies to private employers with 15 or more employees and to all federal government employment, and to most State and local public employment. It is illegal for an employer to discriminate based on race, national origin, religion, or gender. Acts of discrimination may include:
- Unfair termination
- Refusal to hire
- Pay inequality
- Insufficient training
- Failure to promote
- Retaliation for making a complaint or testifying in a discrimination case
Unfortunately, owners and managers often find ways around these laws. For example, they may set up screening processes that disproportionately excludes women and minorities from the hiring pool. In other cases, employers may not make reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities. In some situations, companies discriminate based on age. For example, they may terminate an older employee. Often, they may do so just before a worker earns retirement benefits.
Discrimination cases typically focus on mistreatment of minorities and members of protected groups. In some instances, however, you could also face reverse discrimination.
Alan Kansas works as both a plaintiff and defense attorney. With his natural sense of integrity, he is committed to earning employees the treatment that they deserve. At the same time, he knows that employers can face unfair allegations.
“Alan Kansas works as both a prosecutor and defense attorney. With his natural sense of integrity, he is committed to earning employees the treatment that they deserve. At the same time, he knows that employers can face unfair allegations.”
Filing a Discrimination Claim
If you are a victim of workplace discrimination, you must file a claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) before you can wage a lawsuit under Title VII. This process is designed to make it easier to receive the justice you deserve by providing the government with a chance to investigate and attempt to settle the case without litigation. While the process is fairly simple, it is important to make sure that you fill out the form correctly because your claim is limited to the types of discrimination claimed. To get the most out of the process, an employee should carefully consider when to file the charge and what information to provide in support of the charge. That is where an experienced employment lawyer can help the most. Remember, for a Title VII claim to be valid, you must file the EEOC charge within 180 days of the violation, though the period is extended to 300 days for Louisiana claims. Nevertheless, it is best to get a professional assessment of your claim and make a plan for your EEOC charge as soon as possible. An experienced workplace attorney can make sure that you have a valid claim, as well as make the entire process easier to navigate. For Employers, getting a Notice of Charge of Discrimination can be a frustrating and upsetting experience. Don’t respond angry. Take the time to consult with an experienced employment attorney who can help you assess the case and present the correct response.
Why Choose Alan Kansas?
If you have been the victim of discrimination, you deserve assistance from an experienced attorney. For nearly ten years, Alan Kansas performed employment defense for large businesses. This experience gives him insight into both sides of discrimination law. Therefore, he can easily anticipate legal issues, offering hard-hitting representation. Today, Alan Kansas works as both a prosecutor and defense attorney. With his natural sense of integrity, he is committed to earning employees the treatment that they deserve. At the same time, he knows that employers can face unfair allegations. His skill can aid clients facing these types of situations, and his services typically cost much less than big firm associates in the area.
If you have been a victim of employment discrimination and you want to take legal action, contact The Law Office of Alan Kansas. Mr. Kansas is unfailingly honest. He will not take on your case if he does not think you have a valid claim and a chance to succeed.
If you want expert advice to help you evaluate your case and consider all of the options available to you for responding to employment discrimination, Alan Kansas provides a low-price flat fee counseling and strategy session. Attorney Kansas will help you understand the legal issues involved in your case and identify the important facts. He will work with you to examine the various options for dealing with the problem, and set up a plan that best fits your objectives.
For businesses, the best time to call an employment lawyer is before you make a mistake that leads to litigation. Attorney Kansas can consult with you on sensitive employment decisions and help minimize risk by helping you make sure you have the facts on your side when you have to make the tough call. He also works with employers to make sure their policies and procedures are legal and effective for avoiding liability. When your business does receive an employment law claim and you need an effective and efficient defense that won’t bankrupt the company, contact Alan Kansas.
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