What are some examples of employment discrimination?
It’s possible you may be a victim of discrimination and are unaware of it. If you were terminated, demoted, not hired, subjected to unfair disciple, or received treatment different from other workers based on one of the protected classes, you may be a victim of employment discrimination. Discrimination can occur in any aspect of employment, such as:
- The hiring or firing an employee
- Differences in pay
- Lack of promotion opportunities
Who is protected by employment discrimination law?
Employers cannot discriminate against protected groups of employees, called protected classes. For example, an employer cannot discriminate against you on the basis of your
- Gender Identity
- LGBTQ Status
- Military Status
I believe I am being discriminated against, what should I do?
If you are currently employed and believe you are the victim of discrimination, you should consult with our experienced discrimination attorneys as soon as possible. Making significant decisions, such as terminating your employment, without consulting attorney could negatively impact your discrimination claims. Speak to an attorney before making any changes to your employment.
Is there a time limit on how long I can pursue a lawsuit?
Yes. In the State of Washington, you generally have three years from the date you experienced discrimination to file a claim. However, do not make this determination on your own. The best decision is to contact our experienced lawyers as soon as possible, so evidence is not lost or destroyed, and witnesses do not disappear. By contacting one of our employment attorneys quickly, you put us in the best position to build a strong case on your behalf.
How to I file an employment discrimination claim?
If you feel you have been discriminated against by your employer, do not hesitate to contact us. We will guide you through the steps you should take to best protect your rights and build your case. Our laws are designed to protect you from discrimination. Let us help them work for you.