Workplace discrimination persists within law enforcement, emergency response, and corporate executive settings.

You have the right to serve in a workplace free from unlawful discrimination. Your employer cannot consider any of your "protected characteristics" (listed below) when making critical employment decisions such as recruitment, termination, compensation, advancements, demotions, transfers, or staff reductions. The legally-protected characteristics include:

- Gender (including pregnancy)

- Race

- Ethnicity

- Religion

- Sexual orientation

- Age

- Disability

Your employer is also prohibited from subjecting you to harassment based on your gender, race, ethnicity, religion, age, or disability. Illegal harassment encompasses repetitive derogatory remarks, jokes, or other unfavorable treatment due to an individual’s gender, race, ethnicity, religion, age, or disability.

If you face discrimination due to your actions or statements, it constitutes Retaliation. Discrimination revolves around your inherent personal attributes.

Not all discrimination is illegal. The discrimination or harassment must be rooted in one of the legally-protected characteristics mentioned earlier. Numerous forms of disparate treatment are legally permissible. For instance, private employers can make decisions based on your employment history, their preference for relatives or former colleagues, your credit rating, drug test results, or even your sports team affiliations. While it may seem unjust to treat someone differently based on these factors, it's not illegal to do so.


If you encounter workplace discrimination, we offer various forms of assistance.

Preservation of Your Rights: If you're facing unlawful treatment at work, we can guide you through the process, ensure you're safeguarding your claims appropriately, and help you preserve evidence without violating regulations.

Discrimination Lawsuits: If your employer is unwilling to pursue an out-of-court resolution, legal action might be necessary. We represent discrimination victims in court, arbitrations, and before regulatory bodies. We'll ensure you grasp all the associated risks and rewards, and if you choose to litigate, we'll support you throughout—steadfastly advocating for your rights while prioritizing your best interests.

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