Powerful Advocacy For Victims Of Discrimination
Employment discrimination may be overt or may occur subtly. You may have been passed over for a promotion or discovered a significant disparity in financial awards or other terms and conditions of employment. You may even notice that other members of minority groups or women are finding it difficult to advance within your department, or that certain people never seem to get hired for specific jobs.
Employment discrimination can also take the form of a hostile work environment where mistreatment is frequent although it doesn’t involve a major personnel action. If you have a disability requiring a reasonable accommodation which is denied, you have been the victim of discrimination.
Since 2005, Gilbert Employment Law, P.C., has been committed to helping employees fight for workplace equality. We focus on advocating for federal employees across the U.S. and worldwide for D.C. government employees and for private sector clients in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia.
Our lawyers are not only nationally respected advocates, but they are also acclaimed speakers and authors of “Federal Employees Legal Survival Guide,” “Compensatory Damages and Other Remedies” and other legal publications.
What Constitutes Employment Discrimination?
Federal law makes it illegal to discriminate against an employee or a job applicant in any way based on his or her:
Some state and local laws, like D.C. for example, expand these protections to include discrimination based on other factors of identity, such as appearance. Collective bargaining agreements or organizational policies can create additional contract rights to protection from employment discrimination.
Gilbert Employment Law, P.C., is also a powerful advocate for clients who have been victims of unwanted sexual touching, innuendo or requests or other sexual harassment that has created a hostile work environment. If you have been the victim of discrimination, let our attorneys advocate for you and fight for an appropriate remedy.
Guiding You Through Every Stage Of The Process
Discrimination cases in the federal sector follow a very different process than EEOC cases in the private sector. At Gilbert Employment Law, P.C., we can represent you in all three stages of the federal process, as well as all necessary stages of the private sector process:
- Our law firm can counsel and represent you during the informal counseling stage of the process, which may involve alternative dispute resolution.
- We can file your formal EEOC complaint and represent you in the EEOC investigation.
- After the investigation, we can represent you in the hearing before the EEOC.