Maine Federal Discrimination Lawyer
Talk To a Maine Federal Discrimination Lawyer About Your Rights as a U.S. Government Employee
If you are one of the more than 10,000 Maine residents who work for the federal government, you have clear legal rights if you have experienced discrimination on the job. But, while the law protects you, you need to be careful. Strict deadlines and other rules apply, and, if you don’t assert your legal rights effectively, you might end up without the remedies you deserve.
As a victim of employment-related discrimination, the best way to protect yourself is to hire an experienced Maine federal discrimination lawyer. At The Law Firm of J.W. Stafford, we have a long track record of helping federal employees hold the U.S. government accountable. We know what it takes to win, and if you have a federal discrimination claim, we can use our experience to assert your legal rights on your behalf.
Sex and Gender Discrimination
A significant portion of our practice is devoted to representing federal employees who are victims of sex and gender-based discrimination. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Equal Pay Act prohibit harassment, unequal compensation and other forms of discrimination based on federal employees’ sex or gender. While the vast majority of sex and gender-based discrimination targets women and disproportionately disadvantages federal employees who are females, male employees can pursue claims as well.
Race, Color and National Origin Discrimination
We also have significant experience representing federal employees and job applicants who have experienced racial discrimination. Under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, federal agencies are prohibited from discriminating against employees and job applicants based on their race, color or national origin. Unfortunately, despite the fact that the law has required equal treatment for nearly 60 years, discrimination against racial minorities and federal employees of color remains prevalent.
Other Forms of Discrimination
Along with discrimination based on sex, gender, race, color and national origin, federal laws prohibit discrimination based on a variety of other protected characteristics as well. Founder and Maine federal discrimination lawyer Jay Stafford and the team at The Law Firm of J.W. Stafford work to protect the rights of federal workers who have experienced all forms of discrimination on the job. This includes discrimination based on:
- Age (for federal employees 40 years of age or older)
- Genetic information
5 Important Facts for Federal Employees Who Experience Discrimination in Maine
If you have experienced discrimination in the federal employment sector, there is a lot you need to know. Here are five important facts for federal employees who experience discrimination in Maine:
1. You Are Not Alone
Lots of federal employees experience discrimination on the job. If you are a victim, you are not alone—and you will not be alone in asserting your legal rights.
2. You Have a Limited Amount of Time to File
For most federal employees, taking action against discrimination means going through the EEOC complaint process. When you experience discrimination on the job, you have 45 days to initiate this process in order to protect your legal rights.
3. Mistakes Can Be Costly
While waiting too long to file a complaint can jeopardize your legal rights, this is not the only mistake you need to avoid. Other mistakes can be costly as well, and it will be important for you to make informed decisions based on the advice of an experienced Maine federal discrimination lawyer.
4. You May Be Entitled to Various Remedies
Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may be entitled to various legal remedies. For example, federal employees who experience discrimination on the job will often be entitled to placement or reinstatement, revision of their employee file, back pay and benefits, and other forms of monetary and non-monetary compensation.
5. There Are Lots of Ways a Lawyer Can Help You
No matter what happens, if you are a victim of discrimination, there are lots of ways a lawyer can help you. When you schedule a consultation with a Maine federal discrimination lawyer at The Law Firm of J.W. Stafford, your lawyer will assess your legal rights, discuss your options, tell you what mistakes you need to avoid, and take appropriate legal action against the government.
Schedule a Confidential Consultation with a Maine Federal Discrimination Lawyer
To discuss your legal rights with a Maine federal discrimination lawyer, please call 410-514-6099 or tell us how we can contact you online. We will schedule your confidential initial consultation as soon as possible.