Harassment & Discrimination

Harassment & Discrimination

You need your job, and work hard to support yourself and your family. Workplace discrimination is against state and federal laws. The size of the employer determines what law will apply. If the employer has 15 or more employees, then it’s likely that federal law can apply. Fewer than 15 employees likely means state law applies.

Few things in life are more devastating to you than being harassed or losing a job due to your race, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability, age, or because you had a work injury. Maybe you were fired because you were off work recovering from surgery, or had a Family Medical Leave (FML) due to a serious medical situation in the family, or the birth or adoption of a child.


Sex or Sexual Orientation

The law protects employees from discrimination, harassment and job termination due to your gender and sexual orientation under state and federal, Title VII laws.

Sexual discrimination is when a manager, supervisor or co-worker won’t take “no” for an answer to sexual advances or stop offensive sex related comments. Or treats you adversely because of your sexual or gender orientation. This includes name calling, poor assignments, bad treatment, harassment or retaliation because you said “no” to intimate contact or sexual interest or because of who you are due to your sexual orientation.

Tim Gilpin is an experienced discrimination lawyer with 34 plus years helping clients on a contingency fee basis, with a free, up front, consultation.

 

Race & National Origin

The law protects employees from discrimination, harassment, and job termination due to their race and national origin under state and federal, Title VII, laws. This discrimination occurs when a manager, supervisor or co-worker treats you adversely because of your race or national origin and not the quality of your work. This includes name calling, poor assignments, bad treatment, harassment or retaliation.

Tim Gilpin is an experienced discrimination lawyer with 34 plus years helping clients on a contingency fee basis, with a free, up front, consultation.


Disability

An injured or disabled worker is protected under the law from adverse treatment at work, harassment and termination when all they needed was a reasonable accommodation to do their job.

Also, an employer cannot treat an able-body worker as disabled because of an injury or condition that doesn’t stop the employee from doing his/her job. It’s against the law to harass, fire or retaliate because of a disability, or because your boss views you as disabled. If you can do your job without an accommodation or with a reasonable accommodation, you should not be treated adversely or lose your job.

If the claim falls under federal law, Title VII, your statute of limitation is only 300 days. You have to take the first step and file a complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (300 days federal law); or, the Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office (180 days of offending act, state law). Generally, the law will provide for payment of back wages lost, future wages reasonably lost, emotional distress, benefits lost, pain and suffering that can be linked to the job loss and the resulting chaos in a family’s life.

Get a free consultation with Tim because the law can be complicated and confusing. No fee if no recovery.


Pregnancy

An employee cannot be adversely treated at the workplace or fired because she is pregnant or, after giving birth, takes some time off to care for her child. Unfortunately, all too often a woman is looked down on as a liability, then harassed, given poor work assignments, or fired because of the pregnancy or taking off to care for their child.

It breaks the law to harass, fire, or retaliate because of sex, pregnancy, and the need for time off work after the birth of a child. If you have vacation time saved up to take off work, or are eligible for Family Medical Leave (FML), taking time off after your child’s birth shouldn’t count against your job or your career.

This claim falls under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, and/or Title VII sex discrimination, and the statute of limitation, under the federal law is only 300 days to take the first step and file a complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; or, the Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office (only 180 days of offending act if filed under state law).

Generally, the law will provide for payment of back wages lost, future wages reasonably lost, emotional distress, benefits lost, pain and suffering that can be linked to the job loss and the resulting chaos in a family’s life.

Tim has successfully represented women treated adversely at work or fired due to pregnancy. His clients have been reinstated to their job and/or received substantial settlements or verdict in their favor.

Free consultation. No fee if no recovery.

 

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