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Employment and Workplace Discrimination

Under both federal and state law, employers are prohibited from discriminating against their employees based on race, national origin, gender (over the age of 40), blindness, disability, or pregnancy. Employment discrimination is prohibited in hiring, promotion, firing, and in other terms and conditions of employment. A person who believes he or she has an employment discrimination claim has a number of options under state and federal law. 

Those options depend, in part, on whether the employer is public or private and, if the employer is private, the number of employees that work for the employer. The choices are further complicated by the fact that different filing deadlines apply depending on the type of claim that the employee decides to pursue. Thus, anyone who thinks they may have a claim for employment discrimination should consult an attorney without delay to make sure that they do not miss any of the applicable deadlines.  Common employment discrimination claims include gender discrimination, sexual harassment, race discrimination, disability discrimination, religious discrimination and pregnancy discrimination.