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The last thing that any employee deserves to suffer is workplace discrimination. Unfortunately, discrimination is quite pervasive in many Atlanta workplaces.

If you are a victim of employment discrimination, You need to act quickly and contact an Atlanta workplace discrimination lawyer. The veteran employment lawyers at Allen & Scofield Injury Lawyers, LLC will evaluate all of your potential legal claims and advise you regarding your legal options. If we determine that you have a strong employment discrimination case, we can help you negotiate a settlement. We can also help you sue your employer if they refuse to offer you a reasonable settlement.

Call us today at (404) 419-6674, or reach out through our online contact form to schedule a free, initial evaluation of your case.

Who Does the Law Protect from Employment Discrimination?

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the following bases:

  • Race
  • Color
  • Religion
  • Sex
  • National Origin
  • Pregnancy
  • Age
  • Disability

Unfortunately, there is currently no federal law (or state law in Georgia) that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

What Types of Employment Discrimination are Prohibited?

In past decades, employment discrimination was overt – it frequently took the form of racist, bigoted, or sexually offensive verbal insults. Nowadays, employment discrimination tends to manifest itself in the form of “disparate impact” discrimination which is subtler.

Disparate impact discrimination refers to employment practices that might seem “neutral” on their face, but they tend to adversely affect one group of people with a protected characteristic (e.g. race, or age), more so than other groups. For instance, an employer might lay-off a substantial number of its high earning employees as part of a cost-cutting maneuver. At first glance, that decision wouldn’t be illegal. On closer examination, if the highest earning employees were also all over the age of 40, then the reduction-in-force might be illegal because it disproportionally impacts a protected group (people over the age of 40).

Another example of disparate impact discrimination occurs when an employer selectively enforces one of its code of conduct policies between two similarly situated employees that are alike in all respects, except for the fact that one of the two employees is a member of a protected class. Here’s how that could occur:

Employee A is white. Employee B is black. Both employees are senior managers at a Fortune 500 company (the “employer”). When the two individuals applied for their positions at the company, they were required to fill out a conflict-of-interest questionnaire that required them to disclose whether they had an ownership interest in any outside businesses that could theoretically compete with the employer. Both individuals should have answered “yes,” to that question, but they left the response blank.

Six months later, employee B is fired because he did not disclose his outside business. Employee A is not disciplined at all, let alone fired. Under those circumstances, the employer might have illegally discriminated against employee B because it punished employee B for misconduct that employee A also committed and the only difference between the two employees was that employee A was white and employee B was black.

Allen & Scofield Injury Lawyers, LLC Can Help

The Atlanta employment discrimination attorneys at Allen & Scofield Injury Lawyers, LLC have successfully represented many employees that have been discriminated against by their employers on the basis of their race, color, religion, gender, nationality, pregnancy, age, or disability. We are glad to help you, as well.

Call us today at (404) 419-6674, or reach out through our online contact form to schedule a free, initial evaluation of your case.

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