Discrimination in the Workplace

Portland Employment Law Attorneys

Discrimination of any kind in the workplace is strictly prohibited at both the state and federal level. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) prohibits various types of discrimination in the workplace. Federal law prohibits employers from discriminating against employees based upon different factors, including:

  • Age
  • Gender
  • Race/Color
  • Religion
  • Disability
  • Sexual Preference
  • National Origin
  • Pregnancy
  • Physical Appearance

Understanding Your Rights

An individual may not be discriminated against based upon any of these factors when it comes to hiring, pay, promotions, or firing. Furthermore, it is illegal for an employer to discriminate against an employee in regards to assigning work stations, granting breaks or time off, or setting any other employment term or condition. Employers can face a number of penalties if they are discovered to be engaging in any type of discrimination.

Although these laws are intended to prevent discrimination of all kinds, it is still prevalent in many workplaces. If you were fired, denied a promotion, not hired, or any out-of-place action was taken against you because of one of the factors mentioned above, you have the right to seek legal help.

Help for Victims of Discrimination in Oregon

If you feel that you may have been the victim of discrimination in your workplace, acting quickly is key. When it comes to discrimination, complaints and legal action must be taken sooner rather than later; if you wait too long, the actions may end up being dismissed.

At Mitra Law Group, our team has over 20 years of experience advocating for workers' rights, and we can tirelessly fight for your best interests. We can work efficiently and aggressively to investigate your claims and skillfully build a comprehensive case against your employer. Contact us today for a free and confidential consultation.