In the United States, it is illegal for most private employers to discriminate against their employees on the basis of age, race, gender, or disability. Further, recent changes in federal law have made it illegal for employers to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, pregnancy, and possibly also gender-identification. Additionally, it is illegal for an employer to take retaliatory action against an employee for reporting illegal discrimination or conduct by the employer.
The experienced employment law attorneys at The Castro Firm can assist you with the following:
- Filing a “Charge of Discrimination” with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) and/or the Delaware Department of Labor (“DDOL”);
- Filing a state or federal lawsuit once you have received a “Right to Sue” letter from the EEOC or DDOL (remember, once you receive your “Right to Sue” letter, the clock is quickly ticking on your ability to file a successful lawsuit against your employer or former employer);
- Negotiating and/or settling a claim of discrimination with your employer or former employer.
Employment law is very complicated and involves many important and non-negotiable deadlines under both state and federal laws. If you wait too long to bring a claim against your employer or former employer, it may be too late to get justice.
If you believe you have been discriminated or retaliated against by your employer or former employer for one or more of the reasons listed above, contact the experienced employment law attorneys at The Castro Firm.