Henry F. (Hank) Sherrod III, P.C.

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Employment Discrimination and Harassment

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Are You a Victim of Employment Discrimination or Harassment?

Employees are protected by a complex network of laws that dictate how employers should treat current employees, former employees, and job applicants. I have dedicated my practice to protecting people against illegal employment practices.

While it may seem as if employees are powerless against the companies they work for, there are numerous ways that people can assert their rights. I have helped many clients protect their employee rights by fighting back in court.

If you have been a victim of employment discrimination or harassment, use my online form or call me at 888-764-4141 for a free initial consultation.

Employment Discrimination

What is discrimination in the workplace? If you are a member of a "protected class," such as a racial or ethnic group, women, persons over 40, or the disabled, it is illegal for an employer to make employment decisions based on the characteristics of that class or because an employee has complained about discrimination or engaged in other legally-protected activity. I represent employees who have experienced employment discrimination based on:

  • Age
  • Race, color, or national origin
  • Religion
  • Gender or sex
  • Sexual orientation
  • Pregnancy
  • Leave protected by the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Disability (disabling medical conditions or those an employer believes are disabling)
  • Filing a worker's compensation claim
  • Complaining about discrimination (retaliation)
  • Whistleblowing (reporting certain acts of corporate or government wrongdoing)

Proving employment discrimination is frequently difficult since employers more often than not cover up their discriminatory intent with false allegations. I work hard for my clients to help them expose the lies and prove their employer's true motivation was illegal discrimination.

Harassment in the Workplace

Like discrimination, generally harassment by a supervisor or co-worker must be motivated by a protected characteristic like race or gender for it to be actionable in court. To be actionable, harassment must also be severe or pervasive. Sexual harassment is all too common in the workplace. I help clients stop the harassment and seek compensation for the emotional distress they have suffered.

For a free initial consultation about your situation, use my online form or call 888-764-4141.

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Topic of the Week

Can't We All Just Get Along: An Action Plan For Bosses And Employees

At the point at which we workplaces where bosses and employees work together, we seem to struggle more than ever.

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Blog of the Week

Dodd-Frank Court Case Could Redefine Whistleblowing

The U.S. Supreme Court is mulling a case with major implications for would-be whistleblowers. At issue is fuzzy language in the whistleblower protections of the Dodd-Frank Act. At stake is the fate of people like Paul Somers, who was fired after he reported wrongdoing, and anyone who might blow the whistle in the future.

Thought for the Week

"The key is not to prioritize what's on your schedule but to schedule your priorities. "

–Stephen Covey

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