State and federal employment laws prohibit employers from engaging in various forms of discrimination. A worker who is terminated, denied a promotion, demoted or otherwise discriminated against in the workplace has the option of filing a lawsuit against the employer.
At Cross Law Firm, S.C., we aggressively pursue compensation for victims of workplace discrimination in Wisconsin. With more than 35 years of employment law experience, we have the skill and knowledge to handle these complex claims effectively and successfully.
Types Of Discrimination
Discrimination can happen in a variety of ways, and our attorneys have experience dealing with all of them. Some examples include:
- Discrimination based on arrest and conviction records: If an employer fails to hire someone based on the existence of a record, or discharges an employee following an arrest, we will do all we can to help you.
- Use of lawful products: Generally, you cannot be fired or demoted because of products you use outside of work. This can include smoking, using birth control or drinking alcoholic beverages.
- Bankruptcy: It is unlawful for an employer to discriminate based on the fact that an employee filed for bankruptcy or is planning to file for bankruptcy.
Title VII Protections Against Discrimination
In addition, federal law (Title VII) prohibits employers from discriminating on the basis of a person’s:
If you feel that you have been fired, demoted or otherwise retaliated against for any discriminatory reason, we are ready to speak with you and explain your options.
Contact Our Milwaukee Attorneys To Discuss Your Case
If you have been discriminated against in the workplace, you have the right to pursue legal action. To schedule a consultation with an experienced attorney, call , or contact our law firm online . Evening and weekend appointments are available for your convenience.