Employment discrimination is a serious concern for employees as well as employers. People at workplaces are discriminated based on their age, race, gender, nationality, or disability. It may result in adverse effects in promotion, suspension, termination, or loss of benefits. A hostile workplace environment, including verbal or physical harassment, is also a form of employment discrimination. Though many people are facing discrimination at workplaces, they hesitate or fear to take an action against it. One can take the help from an attorney in order to deal with the discrimination cases. An attorney can help in advising the victim properly about the process of taking an action against an employer or co-worker. The functions of attorney include:
- Before taking a compliant from the employee, an attorney reviews the contracts, records, manuals and other related documents of the employee.
- They can give assistance when dealing with state wage and hour laws.
- They also represent their clients in the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and state courts.
- Some labor lawyers help by representing the clients in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) proceedings.
- It is necessary to have an accurate evidence for the employment discrimination at a workplace. The labor lawyers help in gathering the evidence against the concerned individual or department in the employment dispute.
- Attorneys also helps employers to know about the employment rights and obligations of the employees in a workplace. The employers can get counseling from attorneys in order to maintain a safe workplace without disputes.
So when you face any of the situations of employment discrimination, it is better to take the help of an attorney.