Delaware Federal Discrimination Lawyer
Discuss Your Claim with an Experienced Delaware Federal Discrimination Lawyer
As one of the thousands of federal employees who live and work in Delaware, you have clear legal rights if you have experienced discrimination on the job. Federal employees are entitled to strong protections in all aspects of their employment—and they are entitled to remedies when they experience discrimination based on their age, color, disability, gender, genetic information, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion or sex.
We assist federal employees in Delaware who are victims of discrimination. Our team helps employees who work (or who have worked) for all federal agencies with offices and facilities in the state—including (but not limited to):
- U.S. Department of Defense (DOD)
- U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)
- U.S. Department of the Treasury
- U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)
- U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)
- Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
- Veterans Affairs (VA)
If you have experienced discrimination on the job, you should consult with a Delaware federal discrimination lawyer promptly. As a federal employee, your ability to assert a discrimination claim is subject to strict deadlines. We can assess your claim and explain your options, and if you are prepared to move forward, we can handle your federal employment discrimination claim on your behalf.
What Constitutes Employment Discrimination Under Federal Law?
Employment discrimination involves treating similarly situated employees differently based on a protected characteristic. Under federal laws such as the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Equal Pay Act and Rehabilitation Act, federal agencies are required to provide equal treatment and opportunities to all employees regardless of their age, gender, race, religion, sex or other protected status.
Illegal employment discrimination can take many different forms, and employees (and job candidates) can experience discrimination at all stages of the employment lifecycle. For example, some common examples of prohibited discrimination include:
- Refusing to hire a job candidate based on a protected characteristic
- Refusing to promote an employee based on a protected characteristic
- Failing to provide a reasonable accommodation to an employee who requests it based on a disability or religious belief
- Taking disciplinary action or writing a negative performance review based solely on an employee’s protected characteristic
- Terminating a federal employee based on the employee’s age, color, disability, gender, genetic information, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion or sex
What Remedies Are Available to Federal Employees Who Experience Discrimination?
The remedies that are available to federal employees who experience discrimination depend on the circumstances involved. When you consult with a Delaware federal discrimination lawyer at The Law Firm of J.W. Stafford, your lawyer will cover your options in detail and help you decide which remedy (or remedies) you want to pursue.
Different federal employees will have different rights under different circumstances. Generally speaking, however, the remedies that are available for federal employment discrimination include:
- Placement in an appropriate employment position within the federal government
- Reinstatement in a prior employment position
- Correction of unjustified disciplinary action or negative performance reviews
- Payment of back pay and benefits
- Other monetary compensation and other remedies
How Long Do You Have to File a Federal Discrimination Claim with the EEOC?
As a federal employee, former federal employee or job candidate, your ability to seek remedies for employment-related discrimination is subject to strict deadlines. Under federal law, you must contact an appropriate U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Counselor within 45 days of experiencing discrimination. While this deadline can be extended in some cases, you do not want to take any chances when it comes to protecting your legal rights.
Why Should You Hire a Delaware Federal Discrimination Lawyer To Help You?
If you are dealing with discrimination in the workplace, you may have questions about hiring a lawyer. Is it worth it? Would it be better for you to handle your situation on your own?
When dealing with workplace discrimination as a federal employee, it is critical to make informed decisions. If you don’t handle your situation correctly, it could have a long-term impact on your life. An experienced Delaware federal discrimination lawyer will be able to guide you forward, and if you have a claim for financial compensation or other remedies, your lawyer can deal with the U.S. government on your behalf.
Contact Us About Your Federal Employment Discrimination Claim
If you would like to know more about pursuing an employment discrimination claim against the federal government, we invite you to get in touch. To speak with an experienced Delaware federal discrimination lawyer in confidence, please call 410-514-6099 or contact us online today.