State and local laws prohibit certain actions being taken with respect to a person’s employment and prospective employment. These laws prohibit an employer from discriminating against employees and potential employees based on the following:
- National origin
- Physical or mental disability
In addition to the foregoing, local laws can provide protections to people based on other categories, such as sexual orientation and gender identity.
Discrimination takes many forms and it is not always overt. In fact, many times discrimination is subtle such as when a person of a protected category is passed up for a promotion, is not hired for a job despite being the most qualified candidate or is paid less than someone of a non-protected category for the same work. In whatever form discrimination takes, it is never acceptable and Westerman Law Group, P.A. can help.
We also defend employers who are wrongfully accused of committing employment discrimination.