It is illegal for an employer to discriminate against an employee on the basis of his or her disability, race, gender, national origin, age or sexual preference. Any employer who does so is guilty of employment discrimination and would be the possible subject of an employment discrimination claim.
It should be noted, that as opposed to harassment, which deals with actions taken against the employee personally, employment discrimination claims stem from actual employment practices like hiring, promotion, demotion and termination. It should also be noted that for a successful employment discrimination claim, you need to not only prove that the employment decisions were made, but were made based on the race, gender, national origin or sexual preference of the employee as opposed to a legitimate business reason.
Employers will inevitably oppose employment discrimination claims by attempting to manufacture a legitimate reason for the employment action. Here at Giacoletto Law Office, we are familiar with the tricks that employers use to do this and have years of experience countering these tactics. This experience allows us to give our clients and their employment discrimination claims the best representation possible.