Equal Employment Opportunity Lawyers in Pittsburgh, PA
If you are considering filing an employment law claim, you may have heard of the EEOC. The EEOC is the government agency that handles unfair treatment in a work environment and wrongful termination. The EEOC's Equal Employment Opportunity Laws protect people from discrimination in the workplace due to age, gender, race, national origin, religion, physical or mental disability, and other protected classes. If you're in a situation where you need to file a claim with the EEOC, you should first contact an employment lawyer.
What Are the Protected Classes Under EEOC?
The EEOC's protected classes are characteristics that could be discriminated against in the workplace, such as race, religion, gender, pregnancy, age, and more.
If you are being discriminated against in the workplace, don't wait any longer—contact us today. We are available 24/7 to review your case for free. Call us at 412-394-1000, fill out the form online, or chat with us today to get started.
What Can the EEOC Do for You?
The EEOC is responsible for investigating claims of discrimination in the workplace. If you feel your employer is guilty of workplace discrimination, you may want to consider filing an EEOC claim. If the EEOC's investigation uncovers evidence of discrimination, it will address these issues directly with the employer and attempt to remedy these problems through use of education, training, and/or penalties. If the employer refuses to cooperate, the EEOC may file a lawsuit against the employer in federal court.
However, we recommend you contact an employment attorney before you file your EEOC claim. It is completely free to file a claim, but the process is timely and complicated. Our law firm can help you file the claim and make it as strong as possible— we have the experience you need to win these types of employment cases. Edgar Snyder & Associates can help you understand when you need to file with the EEOC, and help you start the process.
If you believe you are being treated unfairly, we encourage you to reach out to our law firm. EEOC cases can be complicated to navigate and having an experienced attorney on your side can make all the difference. You may only have 180 days to file a complaint with the EEOC. Under some special circumstances, that window can be extended to 300 days. It is essential that you contact us today if you feel your employer is violating federal and state laws. We always review your case, free of charge. Don't wait any longer, call us at 412-394-1000.
What Constitutes Discrimination in the Workplace?
Employment discrimination in the workplace is when an employee is treated unfairly because they are a member of an EEOC protected class. Equal opportunity laws provide everyone with equality in the workplace. However, many people do not know what exactly constitutes as discrimination or harassment in a work environment. Under the Equal Employment Opportunity Act the following classes are protected:
- National origin
- Mental or physical disability
- And more
Discrimination can take place in many different forms during the hiring process and in the workplace. A few examples of EEOC violations are:
- Discriminating against someone during the hiring process
- Unfair distribution of benefits
- Paying different employees in the same position different salaries
- Discriminating against someone because they are pregnant during the hiring process or while they are an employee
- Unfairly promoting or laying off people because they are members of a certain protected class
- Not making accommodations for someone's religion
- Not providing reasonable accommodations for employees or job applicants with a disability
If you believe that you or someone you know is being treated unfairly at work, you should file an EEOC claim. It is important to remember that the longer you wait, the less EEOC enforcement can do. It is in your best interest to contact an attorney familiar with EEOC laws as soon as you notice discrimination or harassment in the workplace. Let us help you get the justice you deserve.
What is Covered Under the Equal Employment Opportunity Act?
Under the Equal Employment Opportunity Act, no employer can discriminate against a person based on their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Employment discrimination applies to firing, hiring, promotions, wage practices, and creating a hostile work environment for a specific employee. Since the 1960s, more statutes have been passed to protect certain groups of people, including laws that protect people over the age of 40, people with physical or mental disabilities, veterans, and others.
Are You Being Discriminated Against in the Workplace? Call Us Today
An EEOC attorney can determine if you have a case so you aren't left wondering. We urge you to call our office before you file a claim to the EEOC. If you submit a claim to the EEOC, without the help of a lawyer, you will be asked to give all information about the situation. An experienced employment lawyer will know what information should or should not be included to make your case as strong as possible, especially if the case moves to federal court.
We will work with you and stand up for your rights. No one should be subjected to unfair treatment in the workplace. Fill out the form on this page or call us at 412-394-1000 for a free, strictly confidential legal consultation.