Canton Employment Discrimination Attorney
You might expect the employment discrimination is a thing of the past since enactment of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act in 1964, but data compiled by the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) paints a very different picture. On average, the EEOC receives almost 78,000 charges of workplace discrimination every year; however, this figure does not include complaints filed with Ohio state officials and other agencies. The numbers reveal that many employers still mistreat or retaliate against employees on the basis of race, sex, disability, or other protected characteristics.
While employment discrimination is unlawful, your remedies as an aggrieved worker are civil in nature. You may qualify to recover monetary damages and other relief, and our team at Coffman Legal, LLC can assist with the legal process. Please contact us to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our Canton employment discrimination attorneys, and read on for some important information about your rights.
Comprehensive Legal Services in Employment Discrimination Cases
There are multiple laws at the federal and state level that cover the employer-employee relationship, and which provide remedies for workers who encounter on-the-job misconduct. Our team is prepared to protect your rights if you were the subject of discrimination on account of:
- Race or national origin;
- Gender or sexual preference; or
- Many other protected characteristics.
In addition, you should note that harassment related to any protected characteristics is also unlawful as a type of discrimination. Whenever comments or conduct create a hostile work environment, you may have legal options to recover compensation. Sexual harassment may also take the form of quid pro quo if a supervisor requests sexual favors in exchange for a benefit.
Seeking Monetary Damages for Discrimination in the Workplace
Many US and Ohio discrimination laws require you to a file charge with the EEOC or relevant state agencies before you can take your case to court. Workers at smaller companies must work with Ohio officials, since most federal statutes only apply to employers with 15 or more employees. At this administrative stage of a discrimination case, you may be able to reach an agreement to settle through negotiations or the mediation process.
If you are unable to resolve your claim after exhausting your administrative remedies, you can file a civil lawsuit in court. At Coffman Legal, LLC, our Canton employment discrimination lawyers are prepared to fight for your rights throughout the proceedings. We will seek all available relief allowed by law, including:
- Back pay and front pay;
- Attorneys’ fees and court costs;
- Noneconomic damages; and,
- Equitable relief, such as hiring, promotion, or reinstatement to your position.
Trust Our Canton Employment Discrimination Attorneys to Protect Your Rights
If you were the subject of mistreatment or retaliation in the workplace, please contact Coffman Legal, LLC to learn more about your legal remedies. You can set up a free case evaluation with a Canton employment discrimination lawyer by calling our firm at 614-949-1181 or checking us out online. After we review your circumstances, we can get started on a strategy for enforcing your rights.