Nashville Discrimination Attorneys
Serving Nashville, Tennessee, and surrounding areas.
You Deserve Non-Discrimination in the Workplace
All people are entitled to fair treatment in the workplace regardless of their race, religion, sex, age, nationality of disability status. Federal and state law prohibits workplace discrimination and harassment.
In all states, discrimination is prohibited on the basis of the employee’s:
- National Origin
- Citizenship Status
- Genetic Information
Unfortunately, it can be easy for employers or coworkers to ignore these rules. Discrimination takes many forms, and not all offenses are obvious. Some employers will count on their employees being too worried about their job to take legal action.
At HMC Civil Rights, our experienced lawyers are here to help you fight discrimination the workplace. If you feel like you are being mistreated or harassed at your workplace, the law is designed to protect you. Your employer is not allowed to fire you, dock your pay, or deny you opportunities for advancement for filing a claim.
You don’t have to put up with a hostile work environment. Call (615) 724-1996 to have one of our team members review your legal matter.
Types of Discrimination in the Workplace
There are many reasons an employer could discriminate against an employee. Sometimes these discriminatory acts are overt, while others are subconscious.
Some types of discrimination include:
- Race — Individuals being treated unfairly in the workplace because of their personal characteristics that are associated with their race (hair texture, skin color, facial features).
- Age —Applicants or employees who are treated differently because of their age, 40 and over.
- Sex/Gender — Receiving different treatment based on your sex, whether cis-gender or non-binary. Can also include workplace sexual harassment, unwanted touching, assault, or unequal pay.
- Pregnancy —Discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth, or any other related medical condition falls under this category.
- Disability — Receiving unfair treatment because of a disability. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires employers to make reasonable accommodations and treat disabled employees in a non-discriminatory manner.
- Retaliation — When an employer decides to fire, harass, or demote an employee for objecting to discrimination or participating in a complaint of discrimination.
- LGBT — Harassment because of one’s sexual orientation and employer bias in hiring, promotion, job assignment, termination, and compensation.
- Religion– Where an employer either imposes their religion on employees or employees are punished for practicing their faith practices.
- National Origin– Treating an employee differently because of the country they came from.
It is possible for an employer to discriminate against you for your gender or race without even realizing they’re doing it. Whatever their reasons, they need to be held accountable so that you can enjoy a safe, productive work environment.
What Is Workplace Harassment?
Harassment is when a co-worker or supervisor makes unwanted comments or behavior to you on the basis of a protected class, like race, religion, sex, or disability, to name a few; unwanted harassment can also take the form of physical assault or touching, including threats and demands for sexual favors.
As discrimination attorneys, we help to fight for your rights as an employee, student, business patron, or even while incarcerated. Whether it’s inappropriate comments or unwanted touching, we are here to vindicate your rights.
Choose Our Job Discrimination Lawyers for Your Case
The Nashville discrimination attorneys at HMC Civil Rights regularly take cases to trial. We are not afraid to go to court on your behalf because your rights are extremely important to us, and we work diligently to help you obtain your day in court.
Even though a large percentage of harassment or discrimination cases get resolved outside of the courtroom, many attorneys fail to have enough experience in the courtroom to get the best resolution possible. Any type of harassment or discrimination is a serious matter, and you need an experienced attorney who can be by your side throughout the entire process.
Have one of our team members review your legal matter by contacting HMC Civil Rights at (615) 724-1996. We also serve clients in Columbia, Franklin, and Murfreesboro.