Employees have significant protections against discrimination in the workforce. Discrimination in employment occurs when an employer disadvantages an employee (for example, by refusing to hire, by firing, by failing to promote, or otherwise adversely affecting the privileges of employment) because of that employee’s protected characteristic.
Under federal law, an employer cannot discriminate against an employee because of the employee’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability.
State laws, such as the Washington, D.C. Human Rights Act or the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act, provide even more expansive employment discrimination protections than the federal law. For example, the D.C. Human Rights Act prohibits employers from discriminating against employees because of the employees’ marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, genetic information, disability, matriculation, or political affiliation.
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If you or someone you know have been fired because of sex, race, religion, age, disability or another protected ground, or have otherwise been a victim of employment discrimination, contact our Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia employee rights lawyers today.
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