If you are an employer and a claim is made against you for discrimination or retaliation, you could face a large financial settlement, administrative fines and penalties, and damage to your company’s reputation. The right Denver discrimination and retaliation attorney can help protect you against these adverse outcomes.
Discrimination is a prohibited act under multiple state and federal laws. It refers to an employer treating a job applicant or employee unfairly based on the person’s protected class, such as age, class, ethnicity, color, race, disability and a number of other protected traits. Retaliation refers to taking adverse employment action against an employee for reporting or complaining about discrimination, harassment or other issues in the workplace.
Suffering from discrimination or retaliation as an employee can interfere with your ability to do your job and result in lost wages, emotional distress and other damages.
At Ciancio Ciancio Brown, P.C., we represent employees as well as employers in discrimination and retaliation disputes in Denver, Colorado and the surrounding cities. We are reputable local Denver discrimination and retaliation lawyers who are known for our skills both in and out of the courtroom. We get to know our clients on a personal level and engage in honest communication so that we can identify their goals and relentlessly pursue them. Our employment litigation attorneys have over 40 years of business law experience and are knowledgeable in all aspects of employment law.
Discrimination is prohibited under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. This federal law states that it is unlawful for an employer to fail or refuse to hire, discharge, limit, segregate, classify, or otherwise discriminate against an individual because of the individual’s race, color, religion, sex or national origin. It is an unlawful employment practice for any employer to discriminate against a person in regard to compensation, terms, conditions or privileges of employment or to deprive the individual of employment opportunities because of a protected class.
Retaliation is the unlawful employment practice of punishing, penalizing or taking adverse employment action against an employee (or job applicant or former employee) because he or she engaged in an activity that is protected under state or federal law. Examples of protected activities are complaining about harassment or discrimination, filing a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and reporting a safety violation to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Retaliation can take the form of wrongful job termination, demotion, a pay cut, relocation, scheduling changes and missed work opportunities.
As an employee in Colorado, you unfortunately cannot always trust an employer to respect your rights or uphold the law. It’s up to you to know and protect your own rights. If you believe that an employer is in violation of an employment law or you have suffered an adverse employment action that you believe is unfair or unlawful, contact us for top-quality legal care. We will defend your rights in and out of the courtroom to seek justice and fair compensation for your related losses as an employee.
Ciancio Ciancio Brown, P.C. also represents employers, corporations, small business owners and entrepreneurs in lawsuits brought against them for alleged discrimination and retaliation. We invite you to contact us to speak to an experienced commercial litigation lawyer for assistance resolving your legal dispute. We will search for evidence that goes against an employee’s claims and innovative ways to shield your business from negative repercussions. With experience handling both sides of these cases, we know exactly how they work.
Whether you are an employee or employer looking for outstanding legal representation in a discrimination or retaliation case, our Denver legal team is the right choice. Call (303) 451-0300 today to schedule a consultation with one of our highly experienced employment law attorneys about a discrimination or retaliation case. When you call us, you will speak to a Denver discrimination and retaliation attorney, not just a member of the staff, within 24 hours.