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

Alabama Civil Rights Trial Lawyer

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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

Predictive Scheduling: What is it and why is it important

If you work an hourly job where you don't get your schedule until a few days before it starts, or you have to be "on call" and never know if you'll work or not, then this issue is for you.

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Blog of the Week

Workplace Deaths Are Rising. Trump-Era Budget Cuts Could Make It Worse.

In an alarming development in the world of workplace safety, the latest statistics reveal that the number of accidental deaths on the job in America is on the rise, reversing the longer-term trend toward fewer fatal incidents.

Thought for the Week

"The new AMA policy signals that physicians support the need and benefit of policies for family and medical leave that are inclusive of LGBTQ workers."

–Patrice Harris, M.D. President-Elect of the American Medical Association, which announced support for extending family leave policies to LGBTQ caregivers

List of the Week

from Workplace Fairness

Top Benefits and Leaves searches this week:

  • Vacation pay
  • Disability leave
  • Military leave
  • Paid sick leave 

Top Five News Headlines

  1. This nonprofit isn’t promptly paying its workers. Should she blow the whistle when she leaves?
  2. The Deceptive Campaign to Keep D.C. Service Workers Underpaid
  3. Tesla Severance Offer Draws the Line on Worker-Safety Concerns
  4. Pregnancy Discrimination Is Rampant Inside America’s Biggest Companies
  5. Supreme Court Decision in Janus Looms Over Critical Public-Sector Jobs and Public Services

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