CCRD and EEOC Employment Discrimination Claims
Are You the Victim of Employment Discrimination?
Experience, Integrity, Answers
Are you the victim of illegal workplace discrimination? Have you been terminated, denied promotion, reassigned to a less favorable job or otherwise treated unfairly at work because of your age, disability, sex, national origin, pregnancy, race or religion? There are very short deadlines for employment discrimination claims; some employees only have 45 days to report a violation before they lose their right to sue forever.
Contact The Law Office of Ralph G. Torres in Denver, Colorado. Our attorney has successfully represented victims of employment discrimination for more than 35 years. Before establishing this law firm, he worked for 13 years as an attorney for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Colorado.
Who Can File a Discrimination Complaint?
Not everyone who is treated unfairly at work is eligible to file an employment discrimination complaint. The victim must have been treated differently from others in hiring, promotions, job opportunities or termination because he or she is a member of a protected class.
What Is a Protected Class?
A protected class is a group of people whose rights are protected by law. You can be a member of a protected class based on your age, sex (male or female), race (African American, Caucasian, Latino, Asian American or Native American), national origin (e.g., Mexican American or Mexican immigrant, Chinese American or Chinese immigrant, or anyone whose parents or grandparents were born outside the U.S.), disability status, or religious beliefs.
Were You Fired Because You Complained?
If your employer retaliated against you after you complained of discrimination or sexual harassment, your case just became stronger. Discrimination is often hard to prove. On the other hand, when an employer retaliates against an employee after he or she files a complaint, the retaliation is often obvious. Juries do not take kindly to employers who retaliate against employees who advocate for their rights.