Have You Experienced Harassment in the Workplace?

Employment Discrimination Lawyers in Washington, D.C.

As an employee, it can feel like your life is in your boss’s hands, but there are a number of federal and state laws in place that are designed to protect your rights to equal treatment in the workplace. Your employer is prohibited by law to engage in any form of discrimination when hiring, firing, or interacting with you at work.

You may have grounds for a lawsuit it you have experienced discrimination from your employer because of your:

  • Age
  • Race
  • Gender
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Disability
  • National Origin
  • Medical Condition
  • Pregnancy
  • Religion

People who work in the service industry, like servers or cleaners, are unfortunately very often targets of workplace discrimination, but it can happen to anyone in any work setting. If you feel you are being treated differently from your peers based on one or more of the aforementioned factors, please do not hesitate to contact the Washington, D.C. employment discrimination lawyers at Simeone & Miller, LLP. Our team of caring and compassionate lawyers can investigate your case and determine if you are eligible to receive compensation.

Workplace Sexual Harassment

Both federal and state law, pursuant to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, strictly prohibit any form of sexual harassment in the workplace, including inappropriate touching, lewd speech, requests for sexual favors, or other unwelcome sexual advances. Quid pro quo sexual harassment occurs when a supervisor or other person in a position of authority request sexual favors in exchange for job security or a promotion.

Sexual harassment can also include making offensive remarks about a person’s gender; for example, harassing a woman by making vulgar comments about women in general. While some may write off these comments as “teasing,” if they are severe or frequent enough that they create a hostile work environment, or if they result in adverse employment action, a person does have a right to take legal action. Harassers including supervisors, co-workers, or even customers can be held responsible in a lawsuit.

Workplace Discrimination is Illegal – Let Us Protect Your Right to Fair Treatment!

We are fortunate to live in a country where employees have rights to equal treatment, no matter their race, sex, or creed. An employee should never have to worry that they will not get a promotion because they are disabled, or feel pressured to quit because they are pregnant.

Simeone & Miller, LLP is proud to represent clients who have experienced unequal treatment in the workplace. For a free initial consultation, please contact our Washington, D.C. employment discrimination lawyers at (202) 888-0872.