If you have been subjected to discrimination at work, you may feel very alone, and overwhelmed by the unpleasant position you have found yourself in. Maybe you are not even certain that the behavior you are experiencing is actually discrimination. The truth is, workplace discrimination can take many forms, so if you have been made fun of, denied promotion or other opportunity, or otherwise been treated negatively due to race, gender, heritage or physical appearance, it is not only upsetting and rude, it is illegal. In many cases, the perpetrator of workplace discrimination will try to claim they were only joking, but this is no defense.
At the Rager Law Firm, our workplace discrimination attorneys understand just how traumatic the experience can be, whether you have been on the receiving end of comments about your race, or have had your employment terminated due to gender reassignment or another physical attribute. As such, we are ready to take quick and effective action against offending employers.
Filing a Workplace Discrimination Claim in Torrance
Whatever type of workplace discrimination you have been targeted with, a Torrance workplace discrimination attorney can follow our comprehensive process, developed through years of handling and litigating cases for clients just like you. The first step in seeking reparation for the discriminatory behavior is contacting us and instructing our workplace discrimination attorneys to handle the case on your behalf.
You will need to file your complaint formally with the EEOC within 180 days of the discriminatory incident, and await the results of their formal investigation. The next steps you will be advised to take by your Torrance workplace discrimination attorney will depend on the outcome of this EEOC investigation.
If the EEOC rules that there is sufficient evidence available, they will generally try mediating a solution in the first instance. Where an employer refuses to settle, the EEOC can then escalate the case to their legal team, who may jointly sue with you, as the employee.
Where available evidence is insufficient for mediation, the EEOC will issue you with a Notice of Right to Sue, indication that you can seek legal action against your employer. At this point, your Torrance workplace discrimination attorney can advise you on the best way to proceed, depending on your personal circumstances.
You should be aware that, should the EEOC find that other civil or employment rights violations were committed during the discriminatory action, they may contact the appropriate agency, and commence investigations into any additional violations.
Types of Workplace Discrimination Your Torrance Attorney Has Successfully Handled
When you work with a Rager Law Firm workplace discrimination attorney, you will benefit from a breadth of legal knowledge and experience. We can assist with any type of workplace discrimination case, including: