Federal law protects employees of all races and ethnicities from unfair or improper treatment in the workplace. It is not legal for an employer to base hiring, firing, or promotion decisions on a person’s race or ethnicity. It is also illegal to harass a person in the workplace with regards to the color of his or her skin. Unfortunately, racial discrimination does still exist in today’s modern workplace. When it does, employees have the ability to empower themselves and take action. Our Atlanta based federal employment lawyers seek to protect U.S. Government employees from racial discrimination. We represent such workers throughout the EEO process. Contact our attorneys today for an initial consultation. We assist employees throughout the United States.
Federal employment lawyers fighting to win disparate treatment and ethnic harassment claims in the workplace
There are two major types of racial discrimination which occur in the workplace. The first type, harassment, is fairly obvious. Racial harassment may include a supervisor or co-worker making offensive comments to a person about their appearance, telling racist jokes, using racial slurs, or bullying a person because of his or her race. The second type is called disparate treatment. This can be far more subtle and difficult to prove. Disparate treatment refers to developing policies which, on their surface, do not appear to be about race but have the effect of treating one race more favorably than another. The first step in dealing with such a situation is to file an EEO complaint. An investigation will be conducted and a mediation will follow. If the employee is unhappy with the results of mediation, then a later step will be to file a lawsuit in the United States District Court. This process can be long and tedious. It is crucial that you hire an attorney who is experienced in this area of law.
Our federal employment lawyers dedicate their practice to fighting injustice and understand how to present one’s case to the EEOC. During your initial consultation we will discuss the facts of your situation with you and determine the strength of your case. We will examine records such as emails, correspondence, policy handbooks, and more to determine what claims you may have and what additional claims you may wish to pursue. We will represent you through the federal EEO complaint process. This process can run from the initial investigation through the filing of an EEOC appeal. We will file and litigate a federal lawsuit on your behalf if the matter cannot be resolved through the administrative process. We understand that this is a stressful time and we are ready to assist you. Our Jonesboro office assists federal employees in the greater Atlanta Metro area including Macon, Savannah, Athens, Kennesaw, Marietta, Decatur, Dunwoody, Stone Mountain, Tucker, Alpharetta, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Duluth, Lawrenceville, Lilburn, Norcross, Gainesville, as well as the counties of Bibb, Chatham, Clarke, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton, Gwinnett, and Richmond, as well as throughout the United States.
Atlanta based employment firm representing federal employees throughout the country
Federal employment law is a specific niche area that not many firms practice. The attorneys at Obiorah Fields, LLC have dedicated their practice to helping federal employees, not only in Georgia, but across the United States. We are able to conduct all consultations either face to face or over the phone. In many cases, we can file documents electronically and are not required to travel to the state in question. Our firm is proud of our ability to protect federal employees throughout the United States while being able to offer reasonable fees that are affordable. Call us today to schedule a case evaluation.