Discrimination in the workplace is illegal, and when employment discrimination occurs, affected workers have legal recourse. Our Ponca City discrimination lawyers at the law firm of Boettcher, Ingle, Devinney & Wicker have helped clients like you bring forth discrimination suits for more than 40 years, and we are prepared to fight for your rights. Schedule your free consultation with our law firm today to learn more about anti-discrimination laws and how our employment lawyers can help.
Federal and State Discrimination Laws
Both the state of Oklahoma and the federal government have passed laws that prohibit discriminatory acts. As explained by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), it is illegal to discriminate against a person in the workplace based on:
- Genetic information;
- National origin;
- Religion; and
Furthermore, acts of harassment, sexual harassment, and the failure to offer equal compensation (for two people of different genders performing equal work) are also considered to be discriminatory. It is discriminatory to retaliate against an employee for exercising his or her legal rights, such as the right to file a workers’ compensation claim or report an unsafe workplace condition. Oklahoma law also protects (former) military members and smokers from discrimination, too.
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Filing a Discrimination Claim in Ponca City
If you have been discriminated against in the workplace based on one of the above and you live in Ponca City, you have three main courses of action – filing a claim with the Oklahoma Department of Labor; filing a claim with the EEOC; and, filing a lawsuit directly against your employer. Upon filing a claim with the EEOC or Department of Labor, an investigation into the discrimination will be opened.
If your employer is found to have engaged in discriminatory behavior, you may be entitled to compensation. Remedies that may be available to you might include compensation for past and future wages, lawyer’s fees, and more. Our lawyers can help you to understand what damages you can seek and what your case is worth.
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Discrimination in the workplace is unacceptable. You should never be denied a position or opportunity, offered a lower wage, penalized, or otherwise acted against due to your race, age, religion, gender, and more. If you are being discriminated against, start keeping a record of the discriminatory actions taken against you now, and call our lawyers for legal support you can count on.
We have been working in Ponca City for more than four decades and care about the clients we serve. We want to help you recoup damages for the discrimination and losses you have suffered. Reach us today for a free consultation to learn more. We work on a contingency fee basis.
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