Washington, DC Discrimination Attorneys
You Deserve Personal Attention – We Provide It
After many years of fighting for equity, the United States of America has gradually grown to become a country with more equal rights for its citizens, thanks to crucial actions for civil rights. Unfortunately, however, despite the institution of significant local, state, and federal laws designed to specifically protect people from multitudes of discrimination, prejudice still exists. Even in Washington, DC and Virginia, where many of these protective laws were instigated, we have witnessed tragic cases of illegal retaliation and wrongful termination on account of an employer’s discriminatory practices.
If you have been a victim of such traumatic actions, you need to know that you are not alone. Here at Kennard Law, P.C., our entire team is devoted to vigilantly fighting against discrimination in any shape or form that occurs in the workplace. You can count on our Washington, DC discrimination lawyers to fight with determination and dedication.
The Human Rights Law in DC
Here in Washington, DC, there is a crucial law called the DC Human Rights Law which protects employees for many classifications. However, it is important to remember that if you are filing a claim to either the EEOC or the DC Office of Human Rights, there is a statute of limitations that you must abide by. The limit is 300 days from the exact date that you experienced the behavior of discrimination. Remember that it is also possible to file a suit within the DC Superior Court, where you may be able to seek additional relief or support.
Classes Which Are Protected by the DC Human Rights Law
In addition to the state laws of Virginia as well as federal laws, employees in Washington DC are simultaneously safeguarded by the DC Human Rights Law. This law not only offers protection for basic traits covered by other statutes but includes support for discrimination for several other personal characteristics.
Just some of these traits include those related to:
- Race, ethnicity, or ancestry
- Skin color, pigmentation, and complexion, along with any other distinctive physical features
- Religions, spirituality, and belief systems
- National origin
- Marital Status
- Disability, illness, and impairment, whether mental or physical
- Responsibilities for one’s family, including the support of dependents such as children or grandchildren, as well as elderly adults such as parents and grandparents
- Sex, which also includes issues related to sexual harassment, reproduction, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and terms of maternity
- Personal and physical appearance
- Sexual orientation
- Gender identification and expression
- Political affiliation
Contact us now at (855) 499-4514 so that you can find all the answers to your questions regarding fighting discriminatory behavior in your workplace.
Discrimination is not only hurtful and embarrassing, but it can have debilitating consequences for the rest of your life. If you have faced unjust discrimination by your employers or managers, you need to take action, and quickly. Otherwise, your entire professional future could be at stake. Do not wait but get in touch with our experienced Washington, DC discrimination attorneys as soon as possible.
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.
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.
At Kennard Law, P.C., client satisfaction is of utmost importance. You don't have to take our word for it. Read what past clients have to say here!