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Workplace Discrimination

Employment Discrimination & Sexual Harassment Lawyers in Washington DC

Employment Discrimination & Sexual Harassment Lawyers in Washington DC

While American society has come a long way since the days of open discrimination in the workplace, many people still need a good workplace discrimination lawyer to protect them from problems on the job. Regardless of your occupation — whether you work on construction sites, in an office, or in the healthcare industry, you might need to find a workplace discrimination lawyer in Washington DC who is trusted by the DC community.

Types of Workplace Discrimination

Common forms of discrimination that might warrant a need for an experienced workplace discrimination lawyer include, but are not limited to, discrimination based on:

  • Race
  • Ethnicity
  • Gender
  • Sexual orientation
  • Education
  • Pregnancy
  • Religion
  • Age
  • Citizenship
  • Language
  • Disability

Even though the U.S. government has created labor laws to protect people from discriminatory practices and unsafe workplaces, many people still find themselves the victims of unfair or unsafe practices. If you believe you were discriminated against because of any of the above reasons, contact Cohen and Cohen, P.C. for a free case evaluation, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Getting in contact with a workplace discrimination lawyer as soon as possible may be the ideal way to start protecting yourself and your case.

The ways in which employees are discriminated against can be more subtle today than in the past. Whether it is a promotion withheld, hurtful and hostile comments, or open bias, no worker should have to tolerate discrimination out of fear of losing their job.

Common reasons for contacting a workplace discrimination lawyer include:

  • Sexual harassment
  • Racial discrimination
  • Wrongful termination
  • Pressure from an employer not to join a union (or retaliation for doing so)
  • Pressure from an employer not to file a workers’ compensation claim (or retaliation for doing so)
  • Unequal pay for the same work (typically based on gender or race)
  • Collecting unemployment benefits
  • Employer’s failure to abide by state, federal, and/or industry regulations

Workplace discrimination can occur in any industry and can affect workers of all levels. Whether you are the CEO of a major corporation or a factory worker for a manufacturing company, you still have the same legal protections against harassment and discrimination while you work. If you have been the victim of workplace discrimination, you may start protecting yourself today by contacting a compassionate and experienced Washington DC workplace discrimination lawyer.

The employment discrimination lawyers at Cohen and Cohen, PC fight for workers who suffer discrimination. We know that fairness in the workplace is a right everyone is entitled to. And we bring to bear decades of combined experience to ensure discriminated-against employees get the justice they deserve.

Remedies for Workplace Discrimination

Virginia, Maryland, DC and the federal government all have laws expressly forbidding workplace discrimination. These laws prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, race, gender, disability, pregnancy, and other protections. Workers who suffer discrimination may be entitled to some or all of the following remedies:

  • Hiring Reinstatement
  • Lost wages and benefits
  • Cease and desist orders against the employer
  • Damages for emotional distress
  • Reasonable attorney’s fees and costs
  • Expert witness fees
  • Administrative fines

The exact remedies that apply to a case depend on the factors surrounding a case. An employee who is suing for wrongful termination, for example, would likely seek different remedies than an employee who faced retaliation for joining a union. Your lawyer may help you determine which remedies to seek if your case may be viable in court.

While some cases can be handled outside the courtroom, others might not be easily negotiable. It’s essential to have a legal team that is prepared for court if negotiations fail. At Cohen and Cohen, P.C., we understand the importance of preparing each case for court — and we fight tooth-and-nail, every step of the way, to protect the rights of our clients.

Make sure you have a fair shot at getting compensated for discriminatory practices by getting a workplace discrimination lawyer on your team today.

Contact Cohen and Cohen, P.C. Today

Laws can be powerful tools for employees who have had their rights violated. But to succeed in such claims takes skill and toughness – traits the employment rights lawyers at Cohen and Cohen, P.C. have in spades. Without the help of a lawyer with plenty of education, training and experience, you might miss out on the opportunity to get compensation for the unpleasant experience of workplace discrimination.

If you think you have been discriminated against at work contact a workplace discrimination lawyer at Cohen and Cohen, P.C. today for a free consultation.

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