Dallas Discrimination Attorney
Serving Clients Facing Discrimination in the Workplace
At Wcislo Law Group, PLLC, we believe in helping clients defend and uphold their rights against employers who treat them unfairly. We are familiar with the legal, economic, and emotional dynamics that exist when an employee fights discrimination. That is why our Dallas discrimination lawyers are here to guide you through the legal process. We can help you hold your employer accountable for their actions.
Do I Have a Case for Discrimination?
Under state and federal law, it is illegal for employers in Texas to discriminate against an employee due to their:
- Skin Color
- National Origin
- Sexual Orientation
- Other Protected Categories
It is also illegal for employers to retaliate against you for reporting or complaining about unlawful discrimination. We can review your situation and determine if you have a valid claim for employment discrimination.
Wcislo Law Group, PLLC, has represented clients who have faced discrimination based on their membership in any protected class. We know which legal strategies produce the best results in these cases, and can put our skills to work for you. From gathering crucial evidence to filing all paperwork, we will handle every aspect of your case.
Common Examples of Discrimination
Discrimination occurs when an employee is treated negatively in the workplace based on their membership in a protected category.
The following are examples of employment discrimination that clients have had us file lawsuits for:
- Failing to hire or promote a person because they are gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender
- Firing an employee after a gender transition
- Paying a lower salary or denying health benefits due to their race, gender identity, age, or other protected category
- Bad performance reviews motivated by racial hostility
- Repeated negative comments regarding a person’s racial group, gender, or age
- Sexual harassment as a form of gender and sex discrimination
Can Unlawful Discrimination be Unintentional?
Yes, even unintended discrimination is considered unlawful. One common example of unintentional or indirect discrimination is disparate impact discrimination.
Disparate impact discrimination involves an employer implementing a policy that specifically disadvantages workers with a protected characteristic. This policy must also not be a requirement for the employee's job functions. This adverse impact may be unintentional, but can still be an illegal workplace practice.
How to File a Discrimination Claim
Before filing a lawsuit for discrimination at work, you first need to file with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC will investigate and attempt to remedy the situation. With their response, the EEOC will issue you a right to sue letter. This letter gives you the right to bring a lawsuit to your employer.
An employment lawyer can provide legal advice for your discrimination case and represent your interests in court. If your case is successful, you can recover compensation for damages.
Damages you could recover in an employment discrimination case include:
- Back pay
- Compensation for lost benefits
- Job reinstatement
- Compensation for emotional distress
- Punitive damages to punish your employer for especially egregious cases
If you are not satisfied with the EEOC's response to your claim, reach out to our attorneys as soon as possible.
Our Firm Is Here to Help with Your Case Today
Need to file a lawsuit over equal pay or because coworkers discriminated against you directly? You should get in touch with Wcislo Law Group, PLLC so we can get started preparing your case. We proudly take on cases for employees throughout the greater Dallas area. We will gladly take a look at your case today and explain your options under the law.
Why pay to have a conversation? A consultation with our attorney is 100% complimentary.
Our attorney will return your calls, messages, and emails quickly, even after-hours, because he understands the importance of the matter at hand.
Extensive Experience Backed with Knowledge
Our attorney has worked with large corporations in the past and currently runs multiple businesses himself, giving him the knowledge he needs to win cases.
Personalized Representation for All Clients
When it comes to his clients, our attorney leaves no stone unturned. Every case is handled like it's his only case.