Experienced Arizona Anti-Discrimination Attorneys
If you feel you have been the victim of employment discrimination or retaliation, call the lawyers at Phelps & Moore, PLC today for a free, confidential consultation. We have helped numerous people resolve their claims against employers, and we will work hard for you. While society has made strides in eliminating discrimination from the workplace, not all companies comply with state and federal anti-discrimination law. Employers are sometimes negligent, both in creating effective anti-discrimination policies and in enforcing them.
Evidence is vital to the success of an employment discrimination or harassment claim and can disappear more and more as time passes. If you feel your employer has discriminated against you, it is important not to delay taking the necessary legal steps toward protecting your rights. Our firm has been successful in securing substantial settlements for our employment discrimination clients. In a recent claim, our Firm helped a victim of sexual harassment secure a settlement in excess of $1,000,000.
We offer free consultations and a welcoming and accomplished bilingual staff to meet your needs. Our firm serves clients throughout the greater Phoenix metropolitan area.
Answers to Two Frequently Asked Questions
- What Constitutes Employment Discrimination?
- How many employees must a company in Arizona have to be subject to anti-discrimination laws?
Employers are prohibited from discriminating against employees or job applicants on the basis of:
- Sexual Orientation
- National Origin
- Disability (mental or physical)
- Age (40 years or older)
- Veteran Status
Employment discrimination can occur in many forms. A person could be turned down for a position on the basis of their religion or skin color. A woman could be paid less or denied promotion opportunities over her male co-workers simply because of her gender. A disabled person could lose out on a job opportunity because accommodations required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) are not provided, or could be terminated because of his or her disability.
An employee who has complained to their employer about employment discrimination and has been fired or punished in some other way may also have a claim for retaliation.
In Arizona, companies with 15 or more employees are subject to the state’s antidiscrimination law, but there are also many federal laws that may apply depending on your situation. For sexual harassment cases, Arizona companies need only have one employee to be subject to liability.
All companies of any size must pay men and women equally for doing equal work, by virtue of the Equal Pay Act. Companies with 15 or more employees are covered by Title VII, the primary law prohibiting employment discrimination, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability, and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, which prohibits discrimination based on genetic information. Companies with 20 or more employees are subject to the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the federal law that prohibits discrimination against employees 40 years or older. Companies with four or more employees must comply with the employment discrimination provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of citizenship status.