It can be infuriating and defeating to know that no matter how well you work, you might still face unfair obstacles in your job. Putting a stop to discrimination can be challenging, but taking effective legal steps can make a difference.
Employees can rely on Barton Mendez Soto PLLC to protect them against discriminatory practices. Our passionate attorneys advocate for workers within and outside of courts to preserve their rights. We use our experience with civil litigation, union regulations and employment law issues to find justice.
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We know how trapped workers can feel when discrimination affects their careers. It is important to hold employers accountable for hostility and rights violations – and to recover part of what you have lost as a result. Barton Mendez Soto PLLC can help.
Actions that may signify discrimination based on a protected class, such as pregnancy, age, race, religion, disability, gender and more, include:
- Terminating or laying off employees according to these classes
- Classifying or separating employees based on these classes
- Paying an employee less than their counterparts for similar work at a similar skill level, excluding seniority and merit-based differences
- Refusing to hire or promote certain employees, including stating a preference against a particular class in a job advertisement
- Allowing or contributing to the harassment of an employee
Discrimination is not always obvious at first. Furthermore, it involves complex federal and state laws. Arizona law does permit certain forms of discrimination when appropriate and necessary for the position. However, these exceptions are relatively narrow.
Understanding the Different Types of Workplace Discrimination
Discrimination in the workplace can take many forms, and it's important to understand the different types so that you can recognize when it's happening to you.
Some common types of workplace discrimination include:
- Racial discrimination: Treating someone unfavorably because of their race or ethnicity.
- Gender discrimination: Treating someone unfairly because of their gender or gender identity.
- Age discrimination: Treating someone differently because of their age, typically over the age of 40.
- Disability discrimination: Treating someone unfairly because of their physical or mental disability.
- Religious discrimination: Treating someone unfavorably because of their religious beliefs or practices.
- Sexual orientation discrimination: Treating someone unfairly because of their sexual orientation.
Contact Our Arizona Workplace Discrimination Lawyer
At Barton Mendez Soto, our employment discrimination attorneys have experience handling all types of discrimination cases. We can help you understand your rights and fight for the compensation and justice you deserve.
Our trial attorneys can listen closely to your perspective and help you assess whether you have a legitimate claim to pursue. We remain attentive and loyal to our clients. You can turn to us for clear legal advice, and we will work to protect your career if you pursue a claim or lawsuit.
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