Employment Discrimination in Atlanta is Illegal
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act is a Federal law that prohibits employment discrimination in the workplace. Title VII prohibits employment discrimination against applicants for employment, employees, and former employees on the basis of their race, color, sex, national origin, and religion.
Title VII applies to all aspects of employment and makes it illegal for an employer to discriminate against an employee when hiring, terminating, promoting, or when imposing other conditions of employment. Since Congress passed Title VII, other laws have expanded the scope of these anti-discrimination laws.
The Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits disability discrimination, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act protects individuals over the age of 40 from discrimination. Title VII also makes it illegal for an employer to take any adverse action against an employee who opposes discriminatory practices.
Adverse action includes retaliation, which can mean any negative action by your employer against you in response to your complaint about discrimination. At Worth Jarrell, we have been enforcing these laws while at the same time protecting employers from frivolous workplace-related lawsuits.
Discrimination also means harassment, including sexual harassment and harassment on the basis of your color and race, national origin, religion, disability, and age.
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS
Title VII provides a number of rights and remedies to a victim of employment discrimination. You may be entitled to a jury trial on your claims or arbitration of your claims if you have signed an arbitration agreement. A successful Plaintiff is entitled to a wide range of damages including: