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If you or a loved one have been discriminated against at work from your employer, contact our Las Vegas employment law attorneys for a free no risk consultation period during this workplace consultation, we will discuss the merits of your clean, the potential rival parties, along with the compensation you could receive for your injuries.

It is very stressful to be discriminated against, especially at work where you have to return to everyday. We understand that after getting mistreated by your employer, you may want to seek another job, or may be wrongfully terminated and looking for another job.

We are available 24/7, and have an office located in Las Vegas, Nevada. We understand how complex employment law claims regarding discrimination could be and are well-versed in both Federal and Nevada law.

WHAT IS DISCRIMINATION IN LAS VEGAS?

Unlawful discrimination in the workplace could happen by anyone and could happen in any way. If a member of a specific protected class has been discriminated against, you may have a claim for workplace discrimination against your employer. The protected classes in Las Vegas are:

  • Race
  • Age
  • Religion
  • National origin
  • Sex
  • Pregnancy
  • Childbirth
  • Disability
  • Gender identity
  • Gender expression
  • Sexual orientation

EXAMPLES OF WORKPLACE DISCRIMINATION IN LAS VEGAS

Workplace discrimination could happen through several different ways. Some examples of workplace discrimination include:

  • Refusing to hire an employee
  • Improper interview of an employee
  • Improper questions in the employee’s application
  • Failing to offer the employee a raise
  • Failing to offer the employee a promotion
  • Demoting the employee
  • Reducing the employee’s hours
  • Reassigning the employee to another location
  • Wrongful termination
  • Retaliating against the employee
  • Harassing the employee
  • Failing to provide the employee reasonable accommodations for those who have qualified disabilities.

Because there are several different types of ways workplace discrimination can occur, it is very important that you contact an experienced workplace discrimination attorney that is on your side and could resolve all the legal complexities in your favor.

WHAT ARE YOUR RIGHTS AS AN EMPLOYEE?

According to federal and Nevada state law every employee has the right to work free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination. In case you suffer workplace discrimination, you have the right to seek compensation from your employer for any income you lost as a result of the discrimination.

Proving discrimination can be a challenging task, however, and many discrimination cases are far from simple, that´s the reason why you need an specialized lawyer handling your case, because is who understands and knows how to gather and present evidence of the discrimination against you so that you can have a sense of justice, as well as financial relief by getting your compensation.

CAN YOU SUE A COMPANY FOR EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION?

You can sue your employer if you have been a victim of discrimination at work, and your employer failed to take any actions to eliminate the discrimination. Under Nevada employment laws, employees have a right to be employed without facing any type of discrimination. This means that employees who have been discriminated against will be able to file a lawsuit for unlawful discrimination.

IS IT HARD TO PROVE WORKPLACE DISCRIMINATION IN NEVADA?

Workplace discrimination can oftentimes be very complex and difficult to prove since the evidence is usually hard to gather. Usually, any workplace discrimination that occurs would be oral statements that are not document it. However, there are several different alternatives our attorneys will take to make sure you have strong evidence in your favor.

Examples of different types of evidence you could bring forth and courts include:

  • Circumstantial evidence: circumstantial evidence or indirect evidence lead to inferences. Circumstantial evidence allows the Listener to make connections with the facts. For example, circumstantial evidence includes workplace statistics such as members of a protected class who work in the office.
  • Direct evidence: this is evidence that proves discrimination without the listener having to make any inferences. Examples of direct evidence include text messages or emails.
  • Practice: this is evidence used most in class action lawsuits and is proven by showing that the employer has a history of discriminatory practices.

HOW DO YOU PROVE WORKPLACE DISCRIMINATION IN NEVADA?

There are different elements that you our experienced Nevada discrimination attorney must have to prove. These elements include:

  1. The employee is a member of a protected class.
  2. The employee was qualified for a high position, salary, or promotion
  3. The employee was mistreated simply because they belong to a protected class

Once the employee, also known as the plaintiff proves these elements, the burden then shifts to the employer to show that they had a non-discriminatory reason for acting a specific way towards the employee. The employer must provide a legitimate reason for the employee’s adverse employment action. However, if the employer argues for a non-discriminatory motive, our attorneys will stand up and fight against their pretext.

According to the Las Vegas Research Center:

  • The majority of employees work in hospitality, specifically on the Las Vegas Strip
  • The second common employment share includes trade, transportation, and utilities
  • Las Vegas has a constant population growth; it ranks the first among the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the United States

 Las Vegas Workplace Ethnicity Distribution

  • White 45.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino30%
  • Black or African American 10.4%
  • Asian alone 9.0%
  • Some other race alone 1.3%
  • Two or more races 3.5%

 Las Vegas Labor Force Distribution By Age Group

  • 16 to 24 years old 13.2%
  • 25 to 34 years old 23.9%
  • 35 to 44 years old 22.8%
  • 45 to 54 years old 21.4%
  • 55 to 64 years 14.0%
  • 65 and over 4.7%

Las Vegas Labor Force Distribution By Education Requirement

  • Less than high school graduate 12.9%
  • High school graduate 27.3%
  • Some college 35.4%
  • Bachelor’s degree 24.4%

CAN AN EMPLOYEE FILE A WORKPLACE DISCRIMINATION CLAIM?

If you want to file a claim for discrimination at your workplace, you have two options:

  1. An Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) claim.- this may be filed by:
  • Any employee
  • A group of employees
  • An aggrieved applicant

You can initiate the complaint process with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission by accessing its online portal.  At all stages of the process, the aggrieved party has a right to be represented by counsel. Before filing, you need to gather all information you have to prove your claim, it´s easier if you have an experienced lawyer by your side.

  • A Nevada Equal Rights Commission (“NERC”) claim.- it can also be initiated by an online process.

It’s important for you to know that there are deadlines for contacting either EEOC or NERC for initiating a complaint of discrimination.  To protect your legal rights under Nevada state law, you must file a complaint with the NERC within 6-months of the date you believe you were discriminated against.  Whereas, to preserve your legal rights under federal law, you must file your complaint with the EEOC within 300-days of the date you believe you were discriminated against.  Failure to adhere to these deadlines can result in dismissal of your case.

HOW MUCH DOES A DISCRIMINATION LAWSUIT COST?

Although each case differs depending on the circumstances of the discrimination and what the employees suffered, according to the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission data, an average out-of-court settlement for employment discrimination is around $40,000.

HOW CAN I TELL IF I’M BEING DISCRIMINATED AGAINST AT WORK IN NEVADA?

There are a variety of instances that we suggest our employees be on the lookout to determine if they have been discriminated against. Examples of potentially discriminating policies include:

  • Poor management reviews
  • Poor interview questions
  • Minimal diversity at the workplace
  • Inappropriate jokes
  • Never being promoted
  • Never getting a raise

DO EMPLOYERS SETTLE OUT OF COURT?

Before going to trial, employers will almost always try to settle out of court to refrain from paying any expensive trial costs. Usually, trial costs can be around $10,000 depending on the experts who will have to provide their testimony.

COULD I AFFORD A LAS VEGAS WORKPLACE DISCRIMINATION ATTORNEY?

Our top-rated Las Vegas discrimination attorneys work on a contingency fee basis. You do not have to pay for any of our attorneys upfront, until we win a settlement for judgment. This means that until we win compensation in your favor, you don’t owe us a single dollar.

If we win a settlement or judgment in your favor, we will take a percentage of that compensation. The compensation percentage is determined by the circumstances of your case and is communicated to you during the free no risk initial consultation.

CONTACT OUR NEVADA DISCRIMINATION ATTORNEYS TODAY

Contact us for a free no case evaluation to discuss your possible workplace discrimination claim. Our attorneys understand the complexities regarding a workplace discrimination claim and will pursue your case in court to make sure you get the maximum compensation you deserve. If you or a loved one have suffered any type of unlawful discrimination, contact our attorneys today.

Other than employment law, our experience Las Vegas attorneys also offer high-quality representation of variety of different legal claims, including: personal injuries, medical malpractice, and property damage.

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