The lawyers at Levine & Blit have represented numerous clients who have been victims of unfair treatment at work. We have helped people pursue all kinds of cases, from age discrimination to unfair employment practices. Over the years, we have learned how clients can assist in proving their cases in court and prevent themselves from making errors that could lead to losing. It cannot be overstated that believing you are discriminated against is one thing and proving it is entirely another.
Suppose you think that you are a victim of unlawful workplace discrimination that includes discrimination based on race, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation; sexual harassment; gender discrimination; disability discrimination; and so on. In any of those cases, you may be entitled to file an employment lawsuit through the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) with the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, a federal law that prohibits discrimination. It protects employees and job applicants from employment discrimination.
To determine if you have a case, we have listed five recommendations to help anyone experiencing unlawful discrimination in the workplace. Please note that these tips are informational only and should not be construed as legal advice. If you need us, we are always available to assist you. Call our law firm at (212) 967-3000 today!
In order to win a claim of any kind, you need evidence to support your claims. This evidence includes any documents that could prove your employment discrimination claim. It may be emails, memos, notes, texts, or other forms of documentation that show that you were mistreated at work. If you have proof of being treated unfairly, you will have a much easier time winning your case.
In many cases, an employee must first report the discrimination to the employer and try to resolve it internally before bringing a lawsuit. Whistleblowing is very frightening for many people. The majority of judges and juries will still expect you to at least attempt to stop the discrimination before you take the case to court.
If you suspect that you are being mistreated, investigate the situation first. Be on the lookout for any bias expressed by the decision-maker. Finding out more information is crucial, but keep in mind that if you want to recover legal damages, it must be established that discrimination took place.
If you believe you have been discriminated against because of your race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, age, or something else, you should identify witnesses who can testify about those issues. They could include co-workers, supervisors, or even customers. If you don’t know anyone who would be willing to speak up for you, talk to an attorney. They can find someone who will.
Don’t Get Fired
Even if you feel like you want to leave your job, don’t do anything that might get you fired. Your claim will be severely undermined if your employer fires you for a valid, nondiscriminatory reason. Don’t give your employer a reason to fire you; that way, you won’t lose your job and you won’t have to worry about losing your rights.
Let Levine & Blit Represent You
It’s important to note that not every type of discrimination lawsuit is successful. However, if you have a strong case, you should be able to win. In addition, you also need to ensure that you have a solid legal team behind you.
Our attorneys at Levine & Blit are here to help you, whether you decide to pursue a claim or not. We can provide a free initial consultation so that you can learn more about our firm and what we offer. Contact us online or call us at 212-967-3000!