While we like to believe that our employers will always treat us with the trust and respect we deserve, prejudice and discrimination are unfortunate realities. If you have been treated differently by your boss or employer because of your age, disability, religion, race, ethnicity, color, national origin, sex/gender, pregnancy, caregiver status, sexual orientation or other protected class, you should recognize that you have the right to take action against these unfair practices. At Sinapi Law Associates, Ltd., we are committed to helping employees understand their legal protections and options for fighting back against acts of employment discrimination.
Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Federal laws protect employees from workplace discrimination and retaliation if they file complaints against their employers. Employers cannot discriminate against an employee’s age, disability, religion, race, ethnicity, color, national origin, sex/gender, pregnancy, caregiver status, sexual orientation or other protected classes at any point during the hiring, promotion, referral, discharge, or other work-affiliated processes. Although some instances of employment discrimination are fairly obvious, such as paying a female candidate far less than her male counterparts (even though all candidates are equally qualified and experienced), many forms of employment discrimination are subtle and nuanced.
For instance, you may notice that your employer consistently assigns undesirable tasks only to you and the only other nonwhite employee. Or, perhaps your boss or superiors create an uncomfortable or hostile work environment by telling insulting jokes or making inappropriate remarks about your race, gender, or sexual orientation. Unfortunately, many victims of employment discrimination are hesitant to speak up, telling themselves that they are being too sensitive and should just accept these aggressive actions as part of the job. Our dedicated team of experienced employment law attorneys is here to listen to your concerns and help you identify the most strategic path forward to protect your rights and hold your employer accountable for these unacceptable acts of discrimination.
If your employer denied you a promotion, fired you, or took any other adverse employment action against you and you suspect that their reasoning was based on one of the protected classes mentioned above, you should contact a knowledgeable and compassionate employment law attorney as soon as possible. We understand how sensitive these matters can be, which is why we always treat each client with the care, compassion, and empathy they need during this vulnerable time. We’re here to listen to your concerns and explore all of the legal options available to you. Depending on your situation, we may be able to recover back and front wage for you in addition to other compensation including emotional distress damages. Together, we will determine the most appropriate course of action to hold your employer to account for their discriminatory practices while defending and protecting your legal rights at every turn.
We’re here to advocate passionately on your behalf.