Rochester Discrimination Attorney
Fighting Discrimination in the Workplace
Both federal and state laws protect you from discrimination in your place of employment. It is important that you are familiar with these concepts in order to ensure that you are not the victim of an employee rights violation.
What Are Protected Characteristics?
The law protects you from unfair treatment that is based on a "protected characteristic." What factors are considered protected? Put simply, they are any characteristics that do not pertain to your ability as an employee or to your job performance.
For example, protected characteristics may include:
- Ethnicity / race
- Marital status
- Religious beliefs
- Sexual orientation
- Political beliefs
- Genetic information
The Civil Rights Act of 1964
If an employer refuses to hire you or treats you differently based on one of these factors, he or she may be in violation of workplace discrimination laws. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 makes it illegal for employers, employment agencies, labor organizations, training programs, and so on to discriminate against any individual with respect to his or her "compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment" due to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.
Dedicated to Protecting Employee Rights
You have the right to a workplace that is free from discrimination and harassment. The experienced and talented Rochester employment lawyers at The Glennon Law Firm, P.C. have several years of experience in the field of employment law. We are focused in this area.
Helping Employment Discrimination Victims Get Compensated
Our attorneys have helped countless men and women find satisfactory resolutions to a variety of complex workplace discrimination cases. If you were the victim of illegal employment discrimination, you may be entitled to monetary damages.
Award-Winning Civil Rights Attorney in Rochester, NY
As award-winning attorneys, at an award-winning law firm, who are widely respected in the field of employment litigation, we are the advocates you want on your side if you face a discrimination case.