Numerous protections against workplace discrimination
Written by our employment lawyers in Virginia Beach
As an employee, you have numerous protections against discrimination in the workplace. One such law is Title VII of 1994. This law protects your rights to not be discriminated against on an illegal basis. This includes discrimination based upon race, religion, and sex. This also includes claims for illegally hostile work environments, retaliation for engaging in protected activities, and sexual harassment.
For more than a decade, our employment lawyers in Virginia Beach have handled discrimination lawsuits for individuals throughout Hampton Roads, including Norfolk, Chesapeake, and Portsmouth.
All Title VII claims must first begin with a Charge of Discrimination filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). It is most likely in your best interest to consult with an employment lawyer to help you draft the Charge. The exact language used in the Charge is extremely important to your case’s success. If you do not use the right words, your claim may not be able to succeed in court should you wish to file a lawsuit. Even if you have already filed a Charge, the language can be amended and a lawyer can help you with that.
You must file your Charge of Discrimination within 300 days of the illegal activity. If you do not do this, you will be prevented from protecting your rights. The EEOC will investigate on your behalf and more often than not will issue you a Notice of Right to Sue. Once you receive this Notice, you will have only 90 days within which to file a lawsuit.
At any stage of this process, an experienced employment lawyer can help you. The lawyers at Klein, Rowell & Shall take pride in representing workers in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, and Portsmouth who are the victims of illegal actions by their employers. If you believe you have been treated illegally, call us today to schedule a consultation.
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