The United States offers numerous protections to employees under federal law. Nevertheless, most workers in America are not aware of what their employers can and cannot do to them. Therefore, when their legal rights are violated, many workers never even realize it and simply take the consequences on the chin.
Let's quickly review three important federal laws that ever U.S. worker needs to know about:
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Do you have a disabling condition that makes life difficult for you at work? Do you marvel at the ease with which your fellow employees perform their job duties, while you struggle through the day due to a medical condition that you can't control? The Americans with Disabilities Act might protect you from discrimination during hiring, firing, promotions, pay and other work-related decisions and require your employer to provide you with reasonable accommodations to make your workday easier.
The Age Discrimination in Employment Act
Are you 40 years of age or older? Do you suspect that you've missed out on job opportunities, pay, bonuses, hiring opportunities or lost your job because you've entered the second half of your life? Perhaps you need to evaluate whether your employer or prospective employer has violated the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
This is perhaps the single most important federal law when it comes to anti-discrimination measures. Title VII protects U.S. workers from discrimination related to "race, color, religion, sex or national origin."
Do you feel like your employer isn't treating you fairly under state or federal laws? Our law office is available to help you determine your legal rights and options.