Atlanta Employment Law Attorney
If you believe your employer is taking advantage of you, illegally discriminating against you, or retaliating against you in any way, it’s always a good idea to contact an attorney. Employers will often do whatever it takes to protect their bottom line, even when that means treating their employees unfairly and even illegally. At Williams Oinonen LLC, we understand how important it is to be able to go to work and make a living for your family. You deserve to be able to do that without worrying about discrimination or other unlawful behaviors from your employer. Contact us today for a consultation by filling out our online form or calling (404) 654-0288.
What Is Employment Law?
Employment law encompasses many different areas, but as a whole, it includes rules, laws, and regulations that your employer must follow in terms of how they treat their employees and prospective employees. There are anti-discrimination laws, which give all employees the right to be free from unlawful discrimination in the workplace.
Contact an Attorney if You’re Being Discriminated Against
If you believe you’re being discriminated against or otherwise being treated unlawfully at work, it’s essential to contact an attorney right away. Many employees are worried about confronting their employers because they’re afraid of losing their jobs. We understand this fear. We want to help you make it right. If you attempt to approach your employer about unlawful behavior without the assistance of an attorney, they will likely try to take advantage of you and scare you out of following through with your complaint or a lawsuit.
In order to know what constitutes unlawful discrimination, it’s important to be aware of the laws. The following are the most common anti-discrimination laws that you should be aware of.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
Title VII makes it illegal for employers to discriminate against employees and prospective employees on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, and national origin. Additionally, it makes it illegal for employers to retaliate against an employee or prospective employee who makes a complaint regarding discrimination in the workplace. It also makes it illegal to harass an employee or prospective employee on the basis of any of the above-protected characteristics.
The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967
This act protects employees from age discrimination in the workplace. It applies to individuals who are 40 years or older. This act applies to hiring, firing, promotions, job assignments, training, and almost anything else employment-related.
Americans With Disabilities Act
This law protects individuals from being discriminated against on the basis of a disability. It applies to hiring, firing, promotions, benefits, job assignments, training, and other employment-related activities. This law applies to an individual’s real or perceived disability.
Williams Oinonen LLC Will Help You Fight for What’s Right
The attorneys at Williams Oinonen LLC have been helping clients fight against unlawful employer behavior for years. We will do whatever it takes to ensure that you have a safe and fair place to work. The anti-discrimination laws can often be confusing depending on the type of employment and how many employees the employer has. There can be a lot of rules and laws to wade through, so it’s always a good idea to contact an experienced employment lawyer right away.
When we decide to take on a case, you can be confident that you have our undivided attention. You’ll never wonder what’s going on with your case; we always keep you updated. If you believe your employer is treating you unfairly and unlawfully, we can help you hold them accountable. You deserve better than that. Contact us today for a consultation by filling out our online form or calling (404) 654-0288.