Under federal and state law, it is illegal for an employer to make employment decisions based on race, sex, religion, or another protected characteristic. However, many Tennessee employers commit discriminatory acts while hiring, terminating, or promoting their workers.
If you have experienced workplace discrimination, you can feel unsure what to do next. The Law Offices of Christopher Eads, PLLC can fight for your right to maximum recovery. Our Mount Juliet workplace discrimination attorney can help you hold your former employer accountable and secure the compensation you deserve.
Employers make decisions about their employees every day, such as deciding who to hire, how much to pay, who to fire or suspend, and which benefits to provide to employees. If an employer makes an employment decision based on a certain protected characteristic, he or she commits an act of workplace discrimination.
According to the Tennessee Human Rights Commission, it is illegal for employers to discriminate against employees based on the following protected characteristics.
This law applies to Tennessee employers with at least eight or more employees. In complaints regarding retaliation, the law applies to an employer with only one employee.
If you have experienced discrimination at your Mount Juliet workplace, you may be eligible for legal action. Employees who experienced discrimination can file a complaint or lawsuit against the employer to recover monetary damages, such as lost wages, past benefits, and emotional distress.
There are multiple pathways to justice in employment claims. Before filing a lawsuit against your employer in civil court, you will first need to file a complaint with the Tennessee Human Rights Commission. In some cases, you may also need to file a separate claim with the federal agency, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
Most workplace discrimination claims settle during negotiation or mediation before making it to court. However, if the employer refuses to settle or offers insufficient compensation, you may want to escalate your case to a lawsuit.
In these situations, you need a Mount Juliet employment attorney who can guide you through the claims process and help you identify your optimal pathway to recovery. At The Law Offices of Christopher Eads, PLLC, we will handle every aspect of your claim on your behalf and explore all potential avenues to compensation. We can help you strategize your next steps and will advocate aggressively for your maximum recovery.
If you have experienced discrimination or sexual harassment in the workplace, you have the right to file a claim against your employer. The Law Offices of Christopher Eads can represent your case and help you secure the justice you deserve. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation with a Mount Juliet workplace discrimination attorney.