Discrimination Lawyers in Houston
Legal Representation for Employment Discrimination Cases in Fort Bend & Harris Counties
All employees are entitled to the same treatment, and there are laws protecting discrimination in the workplace. In the case of mistreatment at work, the employee may file a lawsuit against the employer to stop the harassment or discrimination.
Employment discrimination occurs when an employee or a job applicant is treated unfavorably because of their:
- skin color
- national origin
- and more
The first thing you should do before filing a suit is to confront the person who’s mistreating you. This may sound unpleasant, but it’s the best way to stop the behavior. You could also put it in writing, so you have solid evidence to prove that the behavior was unwelcome.
While there are many laws and regulations protecting against employment discrimination, filing a claim can be quite complex, especially for those who don’t have legal representation.
Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
Usually, one has to file a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) before filing a lawsuit. The EEOC will investigate the matter to find out if discrimination occurred. If it did happen, the body may try to settle the matter between the two parties. However, if no agreement is reached, the employee will be given the go-ahead to file a suit.
Do I Have a Cause of Action if I was Terminated Due to a Pregnancy?
Yes. Even if the defense of the employer is that pregnant employees might slow down productivity and performance in work, the Texas Labor Code mirrors the federal standards enforced under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and in no case an employee shall be terminated solely because of their pregnancy.
Termination due to pregnancy is a form of discrimination and you can sue your employer if you have been terminated solely because of it.
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Facing your employer in court can be tough. It’s, therefore, advisable to let someone who understands employee rights represent you. At Carter Law, we’ll help you with the filing deadlines specific to your claim and do a thorough investigation into the matter to collect sufficient evidence that warrants a win.
We work hard to ensure our clients get compensation for any form of mistreatment by their employer.
If you’re facing discrimination at your workplace, contact Carter Law a free consultation.