Watertown Workplace Discrimination Attorney

Some of the most important protections for employees in the workplace were those signed into effect in the 1964 Federal Civil Rights Act. Those protections as well as state employment laws in New York protect workers from violations of their rights — especially the right to earn fair wages for fair work without becoming the victim of discrimination. Unfair treatment due to immutable or natural characteristics is not only a serious wrong-doing and morally repugnant, but it’s also illegal in Watertown and everywhere in New York State.

The law firm of Gattuso & Ciotoli, PLLC, has skilled employment attorneys prepared to stand by your side and fight aggressively against the most egregious employment law violations, including discrimination. You might have a claim of discrimination entitling you to compensation and monetary damages if you were denied promotions or training opportunities or endured unfair and unequal treatment by supervisors, managers, co-workers, or your employers themselves.

Understanding Workplace Discrimination

Despite the good intentions and ground-breaking progress of the Civil Rights Act, deeply ingrained cultural biases still contribute to discrimination in some workplaces. Thanks to increased attention to the problem in recent years, more victims of discrimination feel empowered to come forward with their claims without fear of retaliation. Some common claims occurring against employers today include:

  • Discrimination based on color, race, or nation of origin
  • Gender-based discrimination
  • Religious discrimination
  • Pregnancy discrimination
  • Age discrimination
  • Discrimination against the disabled
  • Discrimination against those in military reserves
  • Discrimination based on transgender status

Discriminating against anyone in the workplace on the basis of these protected areas is not only profoundly unethical, but it’s also unlawful in Watertown, across New York State, and in the United States. If you’ve experienced one or more of these forms of workplace discrimination, we are ready to represent your claim in court with compassionate, individualized attention and an earnest drive to seek justice on your behalf.

What Does Workplace Discrimination Look Like?

Your employer can hire, train, and promote individuals they prefer for work-related reasons, such as qualifications, talents, and abilities. They are also free to choose anyone they feel would work best with them and office or business coworkers. But they are not allowed to decide these issues on the basis of protected qualities such as race, age, or gender. Discrimination often occurs in the following ways:

  • Not hiring someone despite their ideal qualifications
  • Wrongful termination
  • Unequal training and promotion opportunities
  • Lower pay rate compared to coworkers in equal positions
  • Segregation from other employees
  • Verbal harassment and belittling

Why Our Watertown Law Firm is the Right Choice For Your Discrimination Case

With our many decades of combined legal experience in discrimination cases, at Gattuso & Ciotoli, we know how to recognize clear indications of discrimination and are uniquely knowledgable about your rights under New York law. We are ready to vigorously defend all victims of workplace discrimination with passion and diligence. Contact our office today so we can hear your case and begin developing our winning strategy. We only collect fees after we secure compensation for you.