El Paso Discrimination Attorneys

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The United States is a country whose principles are based on equality and justice. Throughout our history, to combat hundreds of years of inherited bias and prejudice, the government has placed various protective laws, such as the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 or the American Disabilities Act of 1990, to guard people against unfair discrimination.

Unfortunately, despite the influence of these key acts, there still remains traces of racism, sexism, ageism, and many other types of discrimination within the workplace. These cruel behaviors can appear in many forms, sometimes overt and sometimes subtle, but they are all illegal. If you are a victim of discrimination at your workplace, you need to know you are not alone. Our El Paso discrimination lawyers are determined to give you the justice you deserve. Trust Kennard Law, P.C. to represent you against unlawful prejudice.

Contact us now at (855) 499-4514 so that our employment law attorneys can give you the answers you have been searching for.

What is Employee Discrimination in El Paso?

Discrimination is the terrible circumstance that occurs when an employee faces prejudice for some characteristic, which then leads them to be poorly treated in comparison to other employees. Discrimination is not just any type of bullying or harassment, but specifically a case of bias against certain protective classes, from gender to religion to ethnicity.

In the state of Texas, an employee can only succeed at having a valid claim of discrimination if the employer has demonstrated a tangible, negative action of discrimination within the workplace. Such negative behaviors could include demotions, a decrease in salary or benefits, a layoff, or a refusal to promote. It could also include placing a person in a position with lesser duties, exclusion from meetings or key emails, or even full terminations.

Classes of Discrimination in Texas

In the state of Texas, as well as the rest of the country, there is no excuse for illegal discrimination. Laws of both the federal and state governments are designed to safeguard employees from biased behavior made about certain classes.

These protected classes include:

  • Age
  • Race or ethnicity
  • National origin
  • Religion
  • Gender
  • Disability
  • Marital status
  • Pregnancy status
  • Sexual orientation

Federal & State Discrimination Protections

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Equal Pay Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act protect employees from discrimination in any aspect of their employment based on their membership in a protected class.

Texas Labor Code Chapter 21 states that employers with at least 15 employees cannot discriminate based on race, religion, sex, or national origin. Texas Labor Code Chapter 21 also contains an anti-retaliation provision if an employee files or participates in a discrimination complaint.

Under these laws, it is illegal for employers to make decisions related to hiring, firing, compensation, transfers, promotions, layoffs, job advertisements, assignments, recruitment, and other job benefits based on a person’s membership or perceived membership in a protected class.

If you have experienced employment-based discrimination, you must first file a charge with either the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or the Civil Rights Division of the Texas Workforce Commission before you can initiate a civil rights lawsuit. Consult with a seasoned lawyer today to learn how to start the process.

By using the Texas Labor Code, the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the Family Medical Leave Act, our lawyers can powerfully defend your cause.

Aggressive Defense for Your Rights

The tragedy of employment discrimination is that it can be so subtle and sinister that employees do not know why they have been targeted or harassed by their supervisors until it is too late. Many other employees who do realize the nature of their unjust treatment are also afraid to speak out, thinking that they might face both wrongful termination or retaliation in the workplace if they dare to speak up. However, you do not need to be anxious. Our compassionate El Paso discrimination attorneys are determined to fight this injustice with you.

Call us today at (855) 499-4514 or contact us online so that Kennard Law, P.C. can stand with you in fighting against illegal discrimination.

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Why Hire Kennard Law, P.C.?

Making Things Right For Employees
  • Board-Certified in Labor and Employment Law

    Our founding attorney, Alfonso Kennard Jr. is board-certified in labor and employment law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

  • Personalized Attention

    When you hire us, you work directly with your lawyer, who will spend time learning about your situation and goals. Your case will not be passed off to a paralegal.

  • We Used to Represent Large Companies; Now We Represent You

    Having represented Fortune 500 companies in the past, this places us in a unique position to provide valuable insight when representing workers. 

  • Dedicated to Protecting the Rights of Employees

    We understand you have probably never faced a matter like this before. Our attorneys are dedicated to guiding and protecting you through this. You will always remain involved and informed as your case moves forward.

  • Cost-Effective and Accessible

    For potential clients who would like to consult with us but are unable to come to our office, we are now offering phone and video consultations for your convenience.

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