Have You Been Discriminated Against in the Workplace?
Workplace discrimination is a very real problem that comes in many forms. At Jacobson & Rooks, we represent employees in the Philadelphia area and beyond who have experienced discrimination in the form of wrongful termination, being demoted or passed up for a promotion, being written up or disciplined in some other way, or simply being the target of name-calling or harassment. Discrimination is when these negative actions are based on an employee's race, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability or pregnancy.
Discrimination is a violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act and other applicable state and federal laws. These cases may involve claims through the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission (PHRC) and the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations. We will take all necessary steps to resolve the issue and make certain the employee is properly compensated for the suffering that he or she has been through.
Keep the Evidence and Act Quickly
When an employee receives an e-mail or a note that contains hurtful and discriminatory language, his or her immediate reaction is often to delete it or throw it away. We recommend against that. We encourage employees to keep all evidence that belongs to them, as it could play a critical role in the case. Gathering the names of witnesses who overheard discriminatory statements and keeping documentation of when and where discrimination occurred can also be invaluable.
The statute of limitations on these cases expires quickly, so it is important for an employee to act quickly and retain an attorney as soon as possible to protect the employee's rights. When we are chosen to handle discrimination cases, we move fast to collect evidence and build a case designed for success.
Discuss Your Case With a Pennsylvania Employment Discrimination Lawyer
Our Philadelphia discrimination lawyer can be contacted via phone at 215-259-5723. Our services are available in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York.