Defending Nashville Employees From Discrimination

by Staff Blogger | March 16th, 2016

Over a lifetime, most people will spend more time working than any other activity, including spending time with their families. Given the value we place on our jobs, you would expect employers to place an equal value on their employees, but unfortunately, that’s not always the case.

At Ponce Law, we’re proud to fight for the rights of individuals who have been discriminated against at work. We handle several different types of employment law cases, including disabilities, discrimination, and wage disputes. Let’s take a look at each of those in more detail.

Disabilities—Physical and mental disabilities are protected from employee discrimination by the Americans with Disabilities Act. That means it is against the law for your employer to discriminate against you due to your disability.

Discrimination—There are a number of categories that are protected from workplace discrimination through the Civil Rights Act, including age, sex, religion, pregnancy, and nationality. If you have been discriminated against based on any of these categories, you may be entitled to compensation for your employer’s conduct.

Wage Disputes—As an American worker, you are entitled to a fair wage for labor you perform, including overtime when applicable. For instance, if you worked more than 40 hours a week and did not receive overtime pay, you may have a wage dispute.

If you feel you’ve been the victim of workplace discrimination, give our Nashville employment law attorneys a call today for a free consultation. We’re here to listen. We’re here to help.