State and federal law protects employees from discrimination on the basis of age, gender, race, disability, and status as members of the Armed Forces of the United States. Employment laws also guarantee leave from employment for certain family and medical events and for some military service. If you are a victim of wrongful termination or discrimination, our employment lawyers at The Previant Law Firm, S.C. can help.
We also handle employment contract negotiation and litigation involving severance agreements and non-compete agreements. Our employment law attorneys at The Previant Law Firm, S.C. have pursued employment claims on behalf of employees in the state and federal courts and a wide variety of other forums for decades. Established in 1912, we are one of Wisconsin’s oldest and most trusted law firms.
The Basics of Employment Discrimination
Our employee discrimination lawyers work hard to protect workers’ rights. We are prepared to assert your rights if you lose your job because your employer discriminates against you or because you need an extended medical leave.
We know the laws and fight on your behalf for employment claims involving:
Wage & Overtime Claims in Wisconsin
Our attorneys also handle matters involving types of employment agreements such as the following:
Legal Protection After a Whistleblower Claim
Under the Federal law, employees receive certain protections when filing qui tam claims or other forms of whistleblower claims. After bringing the claim forward, they are given protection from employer retaliation that can occur in the form of harassment, discrimination, or termination.
Employees who are aware of fraud or a violation of securities or commodities law can “blow the whistle” on their employer without fear of retaliation. If you feel that your rights have been violated and your employer has acted wrongly against you after you blew the whistle on them, you may have a claim. Make sure that you work closely with our employment lawyers.
Employment Discrimination Law FAQ
Here are some questions we frequently receive in regard to employment discrimination cases. If you need further help or guidance, reach out to our team.
Is harassment considered discrimination?
Yes. If you are being harassed based on your membership of a protected class, such as sex, it will be considered discrimination. If the behavior is resulting in a hostile work environment, it can likely be considered discrimination.
What is considered a “protected class?”
Based on both state and federal law, a protected class would include the following, among others:
What should I do if I am being discriminated against at work?
Your first step should be to discuss your matter with your supervisor and/or the human resources department. You will need to follow the protocol that your employer has in place for reporting discriminatory behavior. Make sure that you keep written records of the time, date, and details of the discrimination that takes place and preserve any physical evidence that you may have to build a thorough case. If your issue cannot be handled by your employer, speak with a lawyer to discuss your options.
Now is the time to make sure your rights as an employee are fully protected under all applicable state and federal laws. Call (414) 271-4500 now for a free review of your case.