Employment Discrimination: Age, Religion, Race

If an employer treats you differently because of gender, race, age, religion or disability, then your civil rights have been violated. This kind of employment discrimination is made illegal by the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Idaho Human Rights Act, the Age Discrimination and Employment Act (ADEA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

You have options. At Kormanik & Sneed LLP, our attorneys are dedicated to helping the victims of employment discrimination enforce their rights and hold the offending employer accountable. To schedule an appointment with one of our lawyers, call 208.288.1888 or contact our firm online today.

Our lawyers represent both employees and employers in the resolution of employment discrimination disputes and other issues related to employment law.

What is Illegal Employment Discrimination?

Not all employment discrimination is illegal. For example, employers have every right to discriminate on the basis of experience or temperament. Illegal employment discrimination occurs when an employee's gender, race, age, religion or disability factors into an employer's decision about:

  • Hiring
  • Firing
  • Raises
  • Promotions
  • Job duties
  • Job perks

In addition hostile, derogatory, threatening or demeaning behavior can also constitute a form of employment discrimination — harassment. Sexual harassment is unfortunately a very common form of employment discrimination.

Why Pregnancy Discrimination Violates the ADA

Some employers perceive pregnancy as a disability. Legally, it is not. However, some forms of pregnancy discrimination violate the Americans with Disabilities Act. Not only is it illegal to discriminate on the basis on a disability, the ADA states that it is also illegal to discriminate on the basis of a perceived disability. In other words, if your employer mistakenly perceives you to be disabled and then discriminates based on that mistaken perception, he or she has broken the law.

To schedule an appointment with a lawyer at our firm to discuss the possibility of filing a lawsuit for employment discrimination, call 208.288.1888 or contact us online today.