As an employee or a job-seeker in Youngstown, Ohio, you have the right to a discrimination-free workplace. When workplace discrimination occurs, your rights have been breached and you can seek legal remedy as such. At the law office of Coffman Legal, LLC, our Youngstown employment discrimination attorneys can help you to bring forth a claim for damages. Call us today for your free consultation and an overview of your options.
As explained by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), discrimination on the basis of any of the following is prohibited under federal law:
Discrimination in the workplace can take many different forms. It might include:
If you have been discriminated against in the workplace, your rights under the law have been breached. By bringing forth a discrimination claim, you may be able to seek damages for back pay or front pay you were denied, reinstatement to your original position, a promotion you were wrongfully denied, compensation for costs and expenses you allocated to finding a different job, legal fees and court costs, and punitive damages in some cases. If you think that you have been discriminated against, it’s important that you gather as much evidence as possible. It’s also important that you report the act of discrimination to your HR department or manager; if you don’t report the discrimination, you may have a hard time recovering damages. If the discrimination isn’t remedied after you’ve reported it, then you should consider hiring an attorney and bringing forth a claim with either the state or federal agency responsible for processing discrimination claims.
At the law office of Coffman Legal, LLC, our Youngstown employment discrimination attorneys have years of combined legal experience and a history of successfully representing our clients. If your rights have been breached, don’t hesitate to contact our law firm for the support and guidance you need. We are here to help and always offer free consultations.