Workplace Discrimination Attorney in Las Vegas Fighting For Workers’ Rights
Discrimination in the workplace in Nevada should never be tolerated, and our Las Vegas workplace discrimination attorneys at Paul Padda Law take an aggressive stand for victims. Discrimination claims cover a wide range of issues in the workplace, including sexual harassment and wrongful termination. Whatever type of discrimination case you or a loved one is facing, we can help. We can even help you file discrimination lawsuit against your employer if we believe that’s the best way to resolve your case. As former federal prosecutors, we are well-versed in employment law and can explain all the legal options available to you.
Our compassionate attorneys know that it’s humiliating and demoralizing for people to face discrimination or civil rights violations, especially when such discrimination occurs in the workplace. No one should have to suffer the indignity of being discriminated against simply because of the way they look, their religious beliefs, their gender, their age, a disability or any other inappropriate and illegal reason. At Paul Padda Law , we are committed to fighting injustice in the workplace and lending a strong helping hand to lift those who have had their rights trampled upon. We can help you navigate through the legal system. Civil rights and anti-discrimination laws protect you.
Laws created to protect people from workplace discrimination in Nevada
Title VII – Under 42 U.S.C. S 2000, officially known as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, neither a private employer (subject to certain statutory limitations) or the federal government may discriminate against a person in employment decisions based upon race, color, religion, sex sexual orientation or national origin. Nor may a person be retaliated against for challenging such discrimination. In the private sector, Title VII only applies to employers with 15 or more employees.
Section 1983 – Under 42 U.S.C. S 1983, a defendant may be held accountable where, acting under color of state law, he/she has deprived you of your rights, privileges or immunities secured by the United States Constitution or the laws of the United States. This law, commonly referred to as “Section 1983,” applies only to state actors and instrumentalities and not the federal government. The importance of the law, however, is that, among other things, it confers jurisdiction upon federal courts to review civil rights violations committed by state agencies, employees and municipalities. Thus, where a local government, a state agency or one of its employees violates your civil rights, you could potentially sue in federal court if the facts support bringing such a case.
Equal Pay Act – The Equal Pay Act of 1963 protects both men and women who perform substantially equal work in the same establishment from sex-based wage discrimination.
Age Discrimination – The Age Discrimination In Employment Act of 1967 protects individuals who are 40 years of age or older.
Americans With Disabilities Act – The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 prohibits employment discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities in the private sector and in state and local government.
Rehabilitation Act – The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities who work in the federal government.
Civil Rights Act Of 1991 – The Civil Rights Act of 1991, among other things, provides monetary damages (both compensatory and punitive) in cases of intentional employment discrimination. This law made major changes to federal laws against employment discrimination by introducing further protections for employees.
Genetic Discrimination – The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, subject to certain limitations, prohibits employment discrimination based on genetic information about an applicant, employee or former employee.
“What do all these workplace discrimination laws mean for me?”
Anybody can be the victim of discrimination. One of the biggest misconceptions is that discrimination laws exist only to protect racial minorities and women. This is simply wrong. Discrimination laws exist to protect those that have been subjected to employment decisions based upon illegal factors. Discrimination against anyone, regardless of race, religion or gender is repugnant and wrong.
At Paul Padda Law , we encourage you to contact us to discuss your individual situation so that we can ascertain if you have an employment discrimination claim. Even if you may not have a viable employment discrimination claim, there may be other options available to you that will help you vindicate your legal rights. For this reason, it is important to realize that every situation is unique and it is always wise to speak with an experienced attorney to determine what rights you might have available and the best course of action for your particular situation.
A good lawyer should be able to “think outside the box” to determine if there are other possible avenues that can be pursued on your behalf to achieve the same results. If you have been aggrieved in the workplace and would like to discuss your options, we encourage you to contact Paul Padda Law at (702) 366-1888 to schedule a consultation.