You are Entitled to a Workplace Free of Discrimination
Discrimination can take many forms. It can be systematic or instituted by co-workers or supervisors. You might experience harassment or disparaging remarks that create a hostile work environment. Or perhaps you were demoted, denied a promotion, or terminated. Regardless of the form discrimination takes and who is the offender, it is devastating to your life and ability to participate in and enjoy your workplace. Swartz Law helps employees who are victims of discrimination at work in Kansas City and the surrounding areas in Kansas and Missouri. We work hard and to ensure you are returned to a positive work environment and are compensated for what you endured so that you can take back your dignity and move forward with your life.
What is Unlawful Discrimination?
Unlawful discrimination occurs when a person is treated differently than others because of his or her membership in a legally protected class. State and federal employment laws make it unlawful to discriminate against persons who are members of the following protected classes:
- Race or ethnicity
- National origin
- Sexual orientation
- Military Status
Not all harassing, unfair or negative treatment is the result of unlawful discrimination. The reason why you were treated in such manner is critical to figure out if you have a legal claim. If the reason is your age or gender or because you asked for help with your disability then you may have a claim of discrimination. But if you are treated badly because your boss is a bully or a bad manager having nothing to do with your protected class, it is unlikely you have a claim no matter how unfair or mean the treatment.
Experienced and Compassionate Representation
Analyzing and resolving discrimination claims is complex and requires an experienced employment attorney. Attorney Tara Swartz has almost 15 years of experience. What’s more, she appreciates the sensitive nature of discrimination claims. She works compassionately and collaboratively with you to achieve the best results possible. If you believe you are the victim of discrimination at work, contact Swartz Law to receive an evaluation of your claim and to learn about your options and the legal process.
Get Help Defending Your Rights
For an employment lawyer who is dedicated to fighting for your right to a discrimination-free workplace, call Swartz Law today at (816) 444-8900 in the Kansas City area.