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Protecting The Rights Of Employees In Employment Discrimination Lawsuits

Discrimination in the workplace or when applying for a position is not always overt or obvious. In some cases, victims stay silent for fear of losing their jobs or missing an opportunity for employment. At Robinson & Clapham, we are employment law attorneys dedicated to protecting the interests of those who have suffered discrimination and abuse in the workplace.

Helping Make The Workplace A Safe Environment For All Employees

If you suspect that you have been discriminated against when applying for a job, promotion or in any other work-related setting, reach out to us. Below are just a few questions to consider regarding employment discrimination:

  • Have you been discriminated against by your employer because of your race or national origin?
  • Have you been denied employment because you are African-American, Asian, Hispanic, or were born in another country?
  • Does your employer refuse to hire non-English speaking employees?
  • Were most of the employees who were terminated in a layoff or reduction in force older than 40? Does your employer consistently promote younger employees, who are paid less money than older workers?
  • Are you a woman who is paid less than men in the same company, who perform the same type of work? Have you been discriminated against because of your pregnancy or the birth of a child?
  • Are you disabled and has your employer refused to provide reasonable accommodations, which would allow you to perform the functions of your job? Have you suffered other harm as a result of disability discrimination?
  • Are you required to participate in or not participate in certain religious activities as a condition of employment? Does your employer refuse to make reasonable accommodations to allow you to practice your religion?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be a victim of illegal employment discrimination, which is a violation of both Rhode Island and federal law.

Fighting For Employees Discriminated Against Based On Race, Sex, Military Service, Age, Religion, National Origin Or Disability

At Robinson & Clapham, our lawyers have a combined 50 years of experience fighting for the rights of employees and pursuing compensation for workers harmed by illegal employment discrimination. Illegal discrimination in the workplace can take many forms, including:

  • Race discrimination: Including blatant racial discrimination such as refusing to interview or hire individuals of a certain race, as well as more subtle discrimination such as company hiring requirements and recruiting activity, which have a disparate impact on people of a certain race, without a valid business reason.
  • Sex discrimination: Including sexual harassment, discrimination against men or women in hiring, firing, promotion and other conditions and benefits of employment, equal pay, and sexual orientation discrimination.
  • Age discrimination: The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) prohibits discrimination based on age and protects workers who are at least 40 years of age. The ADEA protects older workers from unfair employment practices that have a disproportionately negative impact on older employees, as well as outright age bias by an employer that does not hide its preference for younger employees.
  • Religious discrimination: Includes requiring employees to participate in a religious practice or refrain from practicing their religion as a condition of employment. Unless it would cause undue hardship, an employer must make reasonable accommodations that allow employees freedom of religion.
  • Military discrimination: The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA) provides employment protection and other benefits to veterans and employees who choose to serve their country in the military.
  • Disability discrimination: The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in employment. A disability is defined as physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities. A disabled person is a person who has a history or record of such impairment, or a person who is perceived by others as having such an impairment. Disabled workers are entitled to reasonable accommodations in the workplace.
  • National origin discrimination: Workers have a right to be treated fairly in the workplace regardless of their first language, accent, country of origin, ethnic or cultural background, or nationality. At the law firm of Robinson & Clapham, we are committed to offering personal attention and practical solutions to workers in employment discrimination claims. Our employment discrimination lawyers have a combined 50 years of experience advocating zealously for employees subjected to discrimination in Providence, Kent, Bristol and Washington counties and throughout Rhode Island.

Take Action And Protect Your Rights — Contact Robinson & Clapham Now

If you think you have been discriminated against based on age, race, religion, national origin, sex, military service, pregnancy, disability or sexual orientation, contact our Providence law firm at 401-661-8287 or 401-783-3600 to schedule an initial consultation with a discrimination lawyer. You can also schedule an appointment by completing an online contact form. We are available by appointment during evening and weekend hours.