Every year, nearly 100,000 U.S. employees file charges of discrimination against employers. This annual number is declining, but slowly. Though nearly 50 years have passed since the Civil Rights Act of 1964, many organizations still do not accept that discrimination on the basis of race, sex, age, disability, etc. is illegal, and can lead to a costly and distracting suit.
- Discrimination Unfair treatment because of your race, skin color, religion, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, age, or disability
- Harassment Any unwelcome conduct that denigrates or shows hostility or an aversion toward another person of race, color, gender, religion, etc. — or other personal characteristic or status protected by law
- Retaliation Action taken against you because you complained about job discrimination to your employer or to a governmental agency, or assisted with a discrimination investigation or lawsuit
Fighting Employer Retaliation In Phoenix and the East Valley
At David C. Larkin, P.C., we represent employees who believe they have been discriminated against, who have been mistreated, harassed and even terminated because there was something different about them. Although we are no longer litigating cases, with over 30 years of litigation experience, we consult with employees, analyze their claims, and if necessary, provide the client with the proper government agency to contact, or refer them to a litigating attorney if they want to pursue litigation.
In February 2013, we achieved a $414,900 jury verdict in a Title VII retaliation federal court trial against the U. S. Postal Service for a former rural route letter carrier.
Obtaining Compensation For Acts Of Discrimination
Under the law, the proper compensation for discrimination and harassment is to restore the victim to the job that he or she would have held had the discrimination never taken place. Sometimes back pay or back benefits are added to the package.
A victim of discrimination may also recover attorney fees, fees for expert witnesses and court costs.
The court may also add compensatory and punitive damages. Compensatory damages pay victims for any out-of-pocket expenses the discrimination cost the plaintiff (like job search expenses or counseling). They may also compensate for pain and suffering. In especially egregious cases, punitive damages may also be awarded, often doubling or tripling the total award.
Phoenix, Chandler, Tempe, Mesa, Scottsdale Sexual Harassment Attorney
Do Need quality representation at an affordable rate? Call Phoenix, Arizona, employment litigation attorney David C. Larkin at (480) 491-2900 and describe your case to him. Or, write to our lawyer using this online form.
In January 2012, we achieved a $110,000 arbitration award in a sexual harassment case against AutoNation.