In today’s turbulent economic times, employers face challenges previously unknown to Americans. As demand for products and services decreases, employers are forced to cut costs — and all too often — must reduce the size of their workforce. It is essential to maintain the rights and protections of your workforce.
Federal, state and local laws protect employees and job applicants against discrimination at work. Workplace discrimination claims can be based on unfair treatment because of prejudice regarding race, age, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, national origin, or religious beliefs. Your company may face litigation for discriminatory practices in hiring, promoting, and compensating and disciplining employees. Discrimination claims may also be based work assignments, claims for wrongful termination or other forms of employer retaliation.
The advice and representation of a knowledgeable, experienced employment attorney is more important now than ever before to help keep your business running profitably in challenging times.