National Employment Discrimination Lawyers
We Do Not Tolerate Prejudice
Your employer is legally barred by state and federal law from treating you differently on the basis of the color of your skin, religion, race, or gender. Though Texas is an at-will employment state—that is, your employer can terminate your employment for seemingly no reason—there are still protections and limitations for workers. Federal law maintains that any business with at least 15 employees must abide by Title VII which prohibits discrimination at a place of business.
You may have grounds for a lawsuit if you were terminated from your job, were inhibited from being promoted, or were the recipient of harassment due to any of the following:
- Sexual orientation
- Medical condition
- National Origin
- Military service
If you feel that you were discriminated against in the workplace, you must submit a formal discrimination complaint through the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) Civil Rights Division. They conduct neutral investigations of such claims to see if anti-discrimination laws have been violated.
To file a viable discrimination complaint, the following must be met:
- You must have worked in the state of Texas.
- The company you worked for had at least 15 employees.
- The date of discrimination must have been within the last 180 days from the date you submit the complaint.
- You must specify in the complaint which type of discrimination you encountered—racial, national origin, religion, sex, age, or disability.
- You need to identify how your job status was negatively affected by a demotion, termination, etc.
Webster Vicknair MacLeodhas the tools needed to settle your employment discrimination case so you can get the justice you deserve. Call our Houston office todayfor a free case evaluation.