Facing Unlawful Discrimination At Work?
Nobody should have to endure discrimination in the workplace. If you have been treated differently at work because of your gender, race, age or disability, you may have a claim for monetary damages based on discrimination.
At the office of Stephanie Jane Hahn, Attorney at Law PC, in Indianapolis, we have focused our practice exclusively on helping employees for more than 20 years. We will do more than just litigate your case — we can help you obtain both economic and noneconomic goals, perhaps avoiding litigation altogether.
We handle all types of employment discrimination claims, including those based on:
- Age: We have extensive experience handling claims under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), which protects the rights of workers over 40.
- Disability: We handle claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), from denial of employment to failure to make reasonable accommodations to retaliation for requesting accommodations for a disability.
- Gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, color, national origin and religion: We represent employees in discrimination claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as well as the Equal Pay Act and Indiana state law.
- Pregnancy: We protect the rights of women under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act and/or the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
- FMLA: We represent employees who have been wrongfully or discriminatorily denied their rights to leave under the FMLA.
- Genetic information: We represent employees who have faced discrimination on the basis of their genetic information.
- Retaliation: All of the above statutes — the ADEA, the ADA, Title VII, the Equal Pay Act, the FMLA and the Pregnancy Discrimination Act — prohibit retaliation. If you believe your employer is retaliating against you, contact our firm as soon as possible.
In addition to representing private sector employees, we represent government workers who have faced discrimination.
Types Of Discrimination
Discrimination can take many forms. Title VII, the federal law that governs most types of employment discrimination, recognizes two forms of unlawful discrimination:
- Disparate treatment involves blatantly discriminatory conduct that affects you on an individual basis.
- Disparate impact involves more subtle, large-scale actions that may be facially neutral, but, taken as a whole, produce a discriminatory effect.
Because of our extensive experience, we understand how to build strong cases for both types of discrimination claims. Our goal is to help you put a stop to unlawful discrimination, protect your livelihood and recover compensation for your losses.
Don’t Let The Situation Fester And Don’t Tackle It Alone
Appropriately dealing with discrimination in the workplace may require first reporting the illegal conduct internally. Yet following the right reporting requirements may be more difficult than you think. Employee policies are often hard to find and challenging to interpret in light of state and federal law. Because of these hurdles, the sooner you consult with a lawyer, the stronger your ability to protect your rights.