Discrimination in the Workplace
Discrimination can take many forms and, unfortunately, can be found in all areas of life. One such form of discrimination occurring in the business sector and across different work environments is called employment discrimination.
Employment discrimination is unfair treatment in the workplace based on one’s gender, religion, race, age, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, or gender identity.
If you have questions regarding employment discrimination laws or any general employment law matters, reach out to our employment discrimination lawyers in Wilkes-Barre. We are always available to answer your questions.
Employment Discrimination Is Illegal in Pennsylvania
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania prohibits discrimination based on:
- Age (over 40)
- National origin
- Religious creed
- Having a GED rather than a high school diploma
- Handicap or disability
- Requiring the use of a guide or support animal due to a disability
- Relationship to a person with a disability
The Pennsylvania Human Relations Act makes it illegal for any employer to discriminate based on the categories named above.
If you believe that you have been the victim of employment discrimination, please contact our attorneys as soon as possible.
Unlike other potential litigation matters, the statute of limitations for discrimination is quite short. For example, before you can bring a lawsuit against an employer, you must first file with the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission (PHRC) within 180 days of the date of your discrimination.
In a federal context, you have to file with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) within 300 days of the date of discrimination.
In both instances, time is of the essence, so get in touch with our employment discrimination lawyers in Wilkes-Barre as soon as you can.
Our Wilkes-Barre Employment Discrimination Lawyers Can File Discrimination Lawsuits
At Vinsko & Associates, P.C., our attorneys have litigated before agencies at both the state and federal levels.
Due to the nature of the circumstances, these cases can be quite overwhelming and oftentimes very intimidating, leaving victims of employment discrimination to feel helpless and afraid.
We never want our clients to experience those feelings.
That’s why our lawyers are here to assist throughout the entire process. We will support and guide you every step of the way so you can feel confident moving through the legal proceedings.
It is important to note that each case is different. Our legal team will review all the facts and evidence of your case to ensure that your rights are protected.
You should also know that there are many factors that go into a decision related to whether you can recover damages. In certain circumstances, attorney’s fees can also be recovered.
Given the time frames associated with employment discrimination actions, it is important to take fast action.
Contact Our Employment Discrimination Lawyers in Wilkes-Barre Today
If you have questions about a possible employment discrimination suit or about employment law in general, then reach out to our team for legal advice.
Contact Vinsko & Associates P.C. as soon as you believe that the discrimination occurred. Let us protect your employment rights.
Call our law firm today at 570.970.9700 (Wilkes-Barre) or 215.278.4767 (Philadelphia) to schedule a free consultation.