Las Vegas Employment Law Firm Pursues Justice for Victims of Discrimination
Seeking compensation when workers are mistreated because of who they are
At Thater Law Group, P.C., we are proud to represent individuals and groups facing discrimination by their employers. We know that discrimination takes many forms and can be overt or consist of a pattern of subtle actions and gestures. We will guide you through each step of the process whether that leads to court or action through administrative agencies such as the Nevada Equal Rights Commission (NERC) or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
After learning the details of your mistreatment, we can determine whether you might be entitled to recovery based on discrimination in any of these areas:
- Race – We represent victims of both outward racial bias and situations that might be more subtle, such as those in which promotions are denied to people of color.
- Religion — Thater Law Group will defend your right to be free from negative comments concerning religion at your workplace and your right to take time off from work for religious observances.
- National origin — Derogatory ethnic comments are common on the job. Even if the speakers believe ethnic jokes are harmless, they can make a workplace intolerable for those targeted. If this is happening to you, we can help.
- Sex – Title VII of the Civil Rights Act bans employers from treating women differently than men. Attorney Lani Esteban-Trinidad will fight to ensure that your opportunities and benefits are based on your contributions, not your gender.
Thater Law Group is also prepared to handle cases involving other types of discrimination claims.
Representing workers over 40 punished because of their age
Employers know the law prohibiting age discrimination, but they don’t always follow it. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) protects workers 40 and older. Employers are not allowed to fire or refuse to hire someone on the basis of their age. If you’re concerned that this is happening to you, we can help you document outward and subtle forms of age discrimination, such as comments about retirement that might be disguised as humor.
Advocating for the rights of disabled workers
Nevada has experienced a tremendous increase in the number of residents living with disabilities and these residents have rights under both federal and state law. An employee cannot be discharged due to a physical impairment. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) sets forth that as long as a person can fulfill their basic job requirements, employers must make reasonable accommodations for them.
Protecting women punished for pregnancy and maternity leave
Most employers with 15 or more workers are legally prohibited from discriminating against a woman on the basis of her pregnancy. However, some women notice that they are treated differently once supervisors find out they’re expecting. Attorney Lani Esteban-Trinidad advocates for the rights of women before and after childbirth.
Working for those mistreated due to sexual orientation and gender identity
According to Nevada law, employment decisions cannot be made on the basis of actual or perceived sexual orientation. Thater Law Group can represent you if a hiring, promotion or pay decision was related to your personal preference. Both Nevada and federal law protect people mistreated on the basis of their gender identity. If you believe you’ve suffered at work due to your sexual preference or identity, we will work with you on obtaining relief.
Contact an established Nevada law firm representing victims of discrimination
If you believe an employer or potential employer has discriminated against you, you have a right to fight back. Call Thater Law Group at 855-210-1701 or contact us online. Our office is located in Las Vegas, but we represent clients throughout Nevada.