Skilled Legal Guidance For Employment Discrimination And Harassment

State and federal laws allow workers who experience workplace discrimination to take action against their employer. Unfortunately, many people can face issues when filing a claim and do not want to cause trouble. Working with an employment discrimination attorney is the first step in protecting your rights.

At Coventry Legal Services, we fight for clients in hostile work environments. People in the Hartford metropolitan area, across eastern Connecticut and throughout the state can turn to our attorney to protect their rights. In a free first meeting, we can talk about your workplace and give you the options you have to move forward.

What Qualifies As Employment Discrimination?

To file a claim, a person needs to show that they experienced adverse effects because they are part of a protected class. Adverse effects can include derogatory comments, termination and other negative actions. A protected class can include a person's age, country of origin, race and many other factors

Here are a few examples of the types of discrimination a person can experience:

  • Age discrimination: People over the age of 40 years old can file an age discrimination claim. Age discrimination includes negative comments from an employer about a person's age before termination.
  • Disability discrimination: A person with a physical or mental disability can file this type of claim. A person with a disability must show that an employer failed to make reasonable accommodations in the workplace.
  • Sex discrimination: Harassment or discrimination because of a person's gender is illegal. This can include disparaging remarks and negative action to both men and women. In Connecticut, the law also protects a transgender person's gender identity.
  • Racial discrimination: Negative employer actions because of a person's racial features, such as skin or eye color, can qualify as discrimination.

Time is a factor in employment discrimination cases, so do not wait to contact us. We will help you file a claim with the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO) and the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Our attorney also represents people who need to file a workers' compensation claim.

Call us at 860-266-1509 or send us a message to set up your free first meeting with our lawyer.