Collins & Hunter

Discrimination Lawyers

Discrimination and Harassment

Discrimination is defined as the unjust treatment of people or things, especially on the grounds of race, age, or sex.

Workers are protected by federal laws that prohibit any form of workplace discrimination. These laws are enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). If an applicant or employee has been treated unfairly due to their race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information, they are entitled to press charges against the offender. t Collins & Hunter we are focused solely on discrimination laws, and exclusively defend workers’ rights throughout the state of Tennessee.

Discrimination

Discrimination is defined as the unjust treatment of people or things, especially on the grounds of race, age, or sex.

Workers are protected by federal laws that prohibit any form of workplace discrimination. These laws are enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). If an applicant or employee has been treated unfairly due to their race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information, they are entitled to press charges against the offender.

Types of Discrimination

 

Race

Individuals being treated unfairly in the workplace because of their personal characteristics that are associated with their race (hair texture, skin color, facial features). 

Age

Applicants or employees who are treated differently because of their age, particularly 40 and over. 

Pregnancy

Discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth, or any other related medical condition falls under this category.  

Retaliation

When an employer decides to fire, harass, or demote an employee for filing a complaint of discrimination. 

Harassment

Harassment is when continued unwanted and annoying actions are being made, including threats and demands. When someone is intentionally targeting a specific person and causing them to feel unsafe, that is a form of criminal harassment.

As discrimination attorneys, we help to fight for your rights. There are different levels of harassment, and they are all unacceptable. Whether it’s an inappropriate comment, touch, or form of stalking, we are here to defend your rights. We are known for fighting cases against discrimination and/or retaliation based on sex, race, and disability. 

Benefits of Choosing Us to Be Your Harassment or Discrimination Lawyer

Nearly 90-95% of harassment or discrimination cases get resolved outside of the courtroom. Many harassment and discrimination lawyers choose mediation or reach a settlement with the other party. That large number shows that many attorneys fail to have enough experience within the courtroom. Any type of harassment or discrimination is a serious matter, and you need an experienced attorney on your side throughout the entire process.

Inexperienced attorneys that have a poor trial record can actually hurt your case. If the opposing side is able to discover your lawyer’s record, they can leverage it against you and interpret it as a sign that your attorney is afraid to go to trial and lacks the proper skill set to defend you efficiently.

We regularly take cases to trial compared to other firms who have little or no courtroom experience. We are not afraid to go to court on your behalf because your rights are extremely important to us, and we work diligently to help you obtain your day in court.

We are dedicated to revealing truths, supportive to those who have been wronged, and relentless when fighting on your behalf.

Do you need help with your case?