Discrimination in the workplace is difficult to prove. Few employers will come out and admit they are bigots. It often takes the early involvement of an attorney to collect the evidence you will need to pursue a claim against your employer.
At the law firm of Joshua M. Bloom & Associates, P.C., we represent the victims of employment discrimination in Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania. We offer an initial consultation to evaluate your case and explain your options.
What Is Employment Discrimination?
Employment discrimination is an adverse employment action based on your age, race, gender, disability, national origin, sexual orientation (some locations), religion or pregnancy. Examples of adverse actions include:
- Disciplining you
- Firing you
- Failing to hire you
- Failing to promote you
- Judging your performance by a higher standard
To have a case, the adverse action must be based on your protected status.
Our attorneys have many years of experience asserting the rights of employees in discrimination cases. In an appropriate case, we also represent small-business employers. This capacity to see both sides enables us to seek creative solutions that help our clients move forward.
What Should I Do if I Am a Victim of Discrimination?
If you think you are a victim of employment discrimination, you should contact a lawyer before you do anything else. There is no cost to talk to a lawyer at our firm about your options.
There are two ways to prove discrimination:
- Direct evidence, such as your boss saying, "We have too many women" or "We need fresh blood"
- Indirect evidence, such as an employer firing or refusing to promote you and then lying about the reason — for example, if a female employee is fired and the employer invents false claims as the reason for the firing, then we will have evidence that the false claims were a pretext for firing you
Please call our Pittsburgh employment discrimination attorneys at 412-567-6650 or 866-974-0915 for a confidential consultation. We handle most discrimination cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that you pay nothing unless we obtain compensation for you.