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EEOC Lawyers| Discrimination Lawsuits
The EEOC lawyers at Phillips Dayes Law Firm are dedicated to the pursuit of justice on behalf of employees who have been who have been victims of workplace discrimination. The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is the federal government agency in charge of protecting American employees and job applicants against discrimination based on race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin, disability or genetic information. Under federal employment laws, it is also illegal to discriminate against a person who complained about discrimination. When employees in Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, or California feel that their rights have been infringed upon, they trust the EEOC and employment attorneys at Phillips Dayes Law Firm to stand up for them.
The Law- EEOC
Every employer of at least 15 employees (20 employees in age discrimination cases) must honor the rules and regulations established by the EEOC. These laws are based on the Civil Rights Act, which states that employment discrimination on the basis of a person’s race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, or disability is illegal. Washington, D.C. is home to the headquarters of the EEOC, and there are 53 EEOC offices located throughout the United States. The EEOC regulates every aspect of work situations in the United States, including wages, benefits, harassment, hiring and firing, promotions, and training. When an American employee files a claim of discrimination, the EEOC determines whether that claim warrants a lawsuit. The EEOC also battles workplace discrimination through education and outreach programs.
Forms of Discrimination
The EEOC released a report in 2011 that showed that the number of workplace discrimination charges filed by employees in the private sector had reached a nationwide high, and this number continues to grow every day. In this environment, it is vitally important that employees understand the different types of workplace discrimination so that they can protect their rights. Examples of workplace discrimination include discrimination based on:
- National Origin
- Genetic Information
- Sexual Harassment
Each of these forms of workplace discrimination is governed by a distinct set of laws and regulations enforced by the EEOC.
EEOC Lawyers- Contact Us
Our employment lawyers at Phillips Dayes Law Firm enforce the EEOC for employees in Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, and California. If you believe you have been a victim of workplace discrimination, an EEOC lawyer from our firm can protect your rights and help you achieve justice. To learn more about employees’ rights in EEOC lawsuits, we encourage you to contact us today to schedule an employment discrimination lawsuit consultation.