Having been in practice for more than two decades, our community-oriented firm is passionate about promoting and protecting safe and harassment-free workplaces. Employers, supervisors, and other employees who cause damages to innocent workers should be held accountable. Speak with one of our El Paso employment law attorneys from our firm right away to learn how we can defend your rights and file a claim for fair compensation.
Types of Protection for El Paso Employees
There are numerous laws that protect employees not only from harassment and discrimination but also from retaliation after the employee speaks up. Our legal professionals can examine the circumstances of your situation and determine if your employer acted in violation of any federal regulations.
- Americans with Disabilities Act: The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) serves to prohibit discrimination and ensure equal opportunity in the workplace for all individuals. This act also provides regulations for building structure, accommodations, and services to ensure that disabled individuals are not wrongfully excluded in any way. If you have a recognized disability and have experienced discrimination, either in the workplace or with any other business or establishment, you may be able to hold them accountable and obtain compensation by filing a lawsuit.
- Equal Employment Opportunity: The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) aids and supports individuals who have experienced harassment or discrimination in the workplace. The EEOC enforces federal employment law and can help you to obtain justice and fair compensation for your case. These cases can include denial of a job or of advancement due to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetic information. We can help you approach the EEOC regarding your employer’s illegal behavior and provide the support you need to maximize your chances of winning your case.
- Family and Medical Leave Cases: Employees of eligible employers have the right to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave per year due to serious illness or to care for a family member who is ill. The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) protects eligible employees from facing discrimination or wrongful termination due to their absence and protects their right to their job upon their return. An attorney from our firm can help you file a claim if your right to unpaid leave has been denied or if you have been wrongfully terminated or demoted while taking leave.
How our El Paso Employment Law Attorneys Can Help You
Taking a stand against your employer can be a nerve-wracking experience, especially when you cannot afford to lose wages or your job. On the other hand, no problem can resolve itself; you need to speak up in order to stop discrimination and harassment in the workplace. An attorney from Chavez Law Firm can provide the support and guidance you need during this difficult experience, as well as the aggressive representation needed to defend your rights and obtain justice.
Compensation and Justice for Cases of Harassment and Discrimination
Every workplace should be an area where employees are unafraid and unhindered when performing their work. Harassment and discrimination against anyone can cause serious damages and loss of income to innocent individuals. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission enforces all federal laws pertaining to workplace and employment discrimination. It serves to obtain justice and equality in the workplace. If you have been denied a job or advancement due to your race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetic information, you could file a claim and find protection under the EEOC.
Discrimination comes in many forms. The EEOC particularly helps with cases involving hiring, firing, promotions, harassment, training, wages, and benefits. Anyone who has had their rights violated by their supervisor or employer and has been unable to resolve the matter by speaking with their employer could find support by approaching the EEOC. Doing so is best accomplished with the counsel and guidance of an experienced El Paso employment lawyer. Chavez Law Firm has what it takes to help you approach the EEOC and file a strong lawsuit against employer discrimination.
Call Our El Paso Employment Law Attorneys Today
Anyone who is facing harassment or discrimination in the workplace should not hesitate to report the violation and seek justice for their mistreatment. At Chavez Law Firm, our El Paso employment law attorneys can help you bring your employer’s illegal actions to light and seek compensation for any emotional and financial damages you may have suffered. With more than 20 years of combined experience, your case is sure to be in excellent hands.
Contact us to review your legal options and get started towards building your case.