Focused on Employee Rights for Nearly 20 Years
If you have been discriminated against based on your race, gender, age, religion, disability or a pregnancy, then you should take steps to protect your rights and hold your employer accountable. To have a claim, however, there needs to be actual discrimination — something that goes further than unfair treatment.
If you believe you have been discriminated against at work, it is often helpful to consult a lawyer before quitting your job or taking action. Attorney James L. Arruebarrena has helped many Louisiana residents who have been discriminated against in the workplace. With almost 20 years of experience, he has earned a reputation for being tough on employers and for getting results.
If possible, please call to consult attorney Arruebarrena before taking action on a discrimination claim. He can advise you on the proper way of handling the situation and even help you draft a formal letter of protest.
What Types of Discrimination Does Federal and State Law Prohibit?
Federal law prohibits employment discrimination based on protected classes, including the following types of discrimination:
- Disability discrimination, including violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act
- Race discrimination
- Gender discrimination
- Pregnancy discrimination
- Age discrimination
- Religion or religious discrimination
- National origin discrimination
In addition to these federal and state types of employment discrimination, your employer cannot terminate your employment or discharge you for filing a complaint alleging discrimination.
Our firm is focused on protecting employee rights, including handling discrimination claims on behalf of Louisiana employees. Mr. Arruebarrena understands the stress and hardship you face when you are held back, singled out or terminated because of discrimination. He will fight for your rights and help you recover the damages you deserve from workplace discrimination.
What Actions May Lead to a Valid Discrimination Claim?
To file a valid discrimination claim, your employer's actions must be in direct violation of Louisiana or federal civil rights law. Employment discrimination includes being:
- Passed over for promotion
- Wrongfully terminated
- Paid unfair or unequal wages
- Denied benefits
- Given (or prohibited from) certain work assignments based on age, gender, race, religion, pregnancy or another protected class
Anyone who has been the victim of employer retaliation should contact our office immediately. Mr. Arruebarrena is ready to discuss your situation, protect your rights and get you the compensation you deserve.
Baton Rouge Area Lawyer Fighting Workplace Discrimination
James L. Arruebarrena, L.L.C., can provide answers and solutions to your employment law questions. Contact our Louisiana law firm online today, or call 504-322-1272 to schedule a confidential consultation.