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Federal Discrimination Law in Washington, D.C.

Fighting For Those Who Have Experienced Discrimination in the Workplace

In a perfect world, everyone would be treated equally at work and there would be no reason to seek justice for violation of anti-discrimination laws in Washington, D.C.. Whatever world view you hold, we believe you would agree that laws at the federal, state, and local levels must address the possibility of discrimination, as well as ways to discourage unfair practices and protect the victims. Reach out to us for legal advice and action when you are the victim. 

At Pitre & Associates, LLC, we are here to protect your civil rights. When you experience discrimination in the workplace, seek help from an experienced lawyer. Be sure to choose an attorney with a track record of success in this area of the law. Call our office to schedule a consultation with one of our seasoned attorneys.

Contact us today when you believe anti-discrimination laws are being violated at your workplace. We represent clients in Washington, D.C..

Unequal Treatment Violates the Law

The way companies treat their employees can be a violation of federal anti-discrimination laws. Unfair treatment in any number of workplace practices and policies are illegal. 

Covered under these laws are the following aspects of employment:

  • Hiring
  • Firing
  • Lay-offs
  • Assignments
  • Promotions
  • Benefits
  • Training
  • Taking Action to Right the Wrong 

In civil court, the guilty party is obligated to make right the wrong that it has done with discrimination in the workplace. With damages, an employee may get his or her job back, may be able to receive monetary compensation, or have attorney fees paid.

Before any of this occurs, employees must take action to seek justice. Step one is to talk to company management. Step two is to complain to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Step three is to file a lawsuit. Talk to one of our attorneys about what actions you need to take regarding your case.

What Proof Do I Need in a Federal Discrimination Case?

Proving discrimination in a federal case requires clear and compelling evidence. Below are the key elements you will need to establish:

  • Protected Class Membership: Demonstrate that you belong to a protected class. Federal laws such as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) outline various protected characteristics, including race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, and age (40 and over).
  • Adverse Employment Action: Show that you experienced an adverse employment action, like termination, demotion, denial of promotion, or unfavorable job assignments.
  • Discriminatory Motive: Provide evidence that the adverse action was due to your protected characteristic. This can include direct evidence (e.g., discriminatory remarks) or circumstantial evidence (e.g., patterns of unequal treatment).
  • Qualified for the Position: Establish your qualifications for the job or position in question. This involves showing that you met the employer’s legitimate expectations.
  • Pretext for Discrimination: Demonstrate that the employer’s stated reason for the adverse action is a pretext, meaning it is not the true reason but rather a cover for discriminatory intent.

How We Can Help

Navigating a federal discrimination case can be daunting without professional guidance. Our federal discrimination lawyer from Pitre & Associates can provide invaluable assistance in several ways:

  • Case Evaluation and Strategy: We can assess the merits of your case, identify strengths and weaknesses, and develop a strategic plan tailored to your unique situation.
  • Evidence Gathering: We can assist in collecting and organizing the necessary evidence to support your claims. This includes obtaining documents, interviewing witnesses, and working with witnesses if needed.
  • Legal Representation: We can represent you in all legal proceedings, including negotiations, mediation, and court hearings. We are adept at arguing cases before administrative agencies like the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and in federal court.
  • Negotiation Skills: Many discrimination cases are settled out of court. We have the negotiation skills to seek the best possible settlement for you, ensuring your rights and interests are fully protected.
  • Litigation Expertise: We will vigorously advocate on your behalf if your case goes to trial.
  • Guidance and Support: We provide ongoing support and advice throughout the legal process. We know the emotional toll that discrimination cases can take and are committed to supporting you every step of the way.

Contact Us Today

If you believe you have been a victim of workplace discrimination, seeking legal advice as soon as possible is crucial. Federal discrimination laws have strict deadlines for filing claims, and acting promptly can make a significant difference in the outcome of your case. Pitre & Associates is here to help you navigate the complexities of federal discrimination law. We are ready to fight for your rights and ensure you receive the justice you rightfully deserve. Contact us today to schedule a consultation. Let us help you take the first step toward resolving your case and achieving a fair outcome.

Contact Pitre & Associates today to get started with our federal discrimination attorneys in Washington, D.C.

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