Numerous federal and state laws protect employees from being discriminated against. One of the hardest situations employees face are circumstances of discrimination and prejudice at the work-place. Your place of employment is where you spend a majority of your waking hours. You dedicate your time, service, and energy to a place that should be free of discrimination and prejudice. You should be able to feel comfortable and safe at work. Unfortunately, unfair and illegal treatment happens at work. When this occurs, employees are often left feeling that they do not have a voice or are ashamed to raise any concerns because they would rather not bring more attention to the delicate issue of being different.
The Kansas City employment discrimination lawyers at the Krause and Kinsman Law Firm understand the anxiety employees may have with raising their concerns. Our firm strives to protect our client’s interests in a way that makes them feel the most comfortable. We combat employers, supervisors, and co-workers when they do not treat our clients with the same respect and dignity as others because of a characteristic that makes them different.
Employment discrimination essentially means you are singled out for being different. To be illegal, the discrimination must be based on one or more protected characteristics, including:
- Age (differs)
- Citizenship Status
- Genetic Information
- National Origin
- Off-duty Use of Tobacco
You do not have to be fired to have an employment discrimination claim. Usually, employees are fearful when it comes to deciding whether or not to leave their job because they have been at the mercy of discriminatory practices. Our jobs are our livelihoods. We use our jobs as a means to survive and enjoy life. Discriminatory practices can occur in many aspects of the job, including:
- Classification of Employees
- Fringe Benefits
- Hiring and Firing
- Pay, Retirement Plans, and Disability Leave
- Use of Company Facilities
- And other types of practices.
If you feel you have been the subject of discriminatory practices at work, contact the attorneys at the Krause and Kinsman Law Firm. Act quickly. In many cases, you must file your claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) within 180 days of the last discriminatory act in order to preserve your rights. Our firm can effectively guide you through the process and protect you from any other wrongdoing. Not only will our attorneys help you recover the compensation you deserve, but we will also fight to improve offensive work-place conditions.
Allow our attorneys to assess your claim. Our firm will advance all expenses for your case and protect your rights. We don’t get paid unless you get paid. Call us today for a free consultation.
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