Discrimination Litigation Lawyer Washington DC
- A wheelchair bound disabled person looks for an apartment to rent.
- A person of color sits in a coffee shop waiting for his friends to arrive while other white patrons work on their computers and socialize with others.
- A female nurse works in the cancer ward, comforting patients during their time of crisis.
What could go WRONG:
- The disabled person moves into the apartment only to learn that the bathroom and the height of electrical switches are difficult to navigate and do not meet the accessibility requirements under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
- The person of color is asked to leave because he is “loitering” and not buying anything.
- The nurse continues to receive unwanted sexual advances from her supervisor, and has complained to management, but the behavior continues.
These are just three examples of real-life instances of discrimination that happen.
The RIGHT CHOICE:
Discrimination is defined as “the unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people”. Discrimination can take many different forms in many different settings. Whether one is a person of color, woman, transgender or other person of protected status, being treated fairly and with dignity are cornerstones of our American society.
If you believe that your rights have been violated, you have a choice: You can continue to be treated unlawfully or you can do something about it. Below is a list of issues that I frequently encounter as a civil rights lawyer.
- Age discrimination
- Disability discrimination and failure to provide reasonable accommodation
- Family responsibilities, including medical leave for yourself and loved ones
- Gender identity issues
- Hiring issues, including application and interview issues
- Sex discrimination and glass ceiling issues
- Testing issues
- HIV-based discrimination
- Hostile work environment
- LGBTQ discrimination issues
- Marital status issues, particularly as the impact employment benefits
- National origin discrimination
- Pay disparity discrimination
- Pregnancy discrimination
- Race discrimination
- Religious discrimination
- Retaliation for protesting discrimination
- Sex discrimination
- Sexual harassment by supervisors and/or co-workers
- Sexual orientation discrimination
- Transgender issues
If you believe that you are the victim of discriminatory treatment in employment, housing, school, or your daily activities, the Right Choice begins with determining whether your rights have been violated and whether any injuries caused can be remedied.