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Employment Discrimination Indianapolis
Employment discrimination is a serious matter, and these cases are skillfully handled by our Indianapolis, Indiana law firm. Pavlack Law represents employees who have been victimized by the improper practices of their employers or co-workers. Employees are protected under a variety of federal and state statutes against discrimination, underpayment, wrongful termination, and unfair working conditions. Bringing an employment discrimination case against a company or corporation may seem like a daunting task. We make the process as smooth and seamless as possible, while aggressively fighting for due compensation. To meet with an attorney who is knowledgable employment discrimination cases, contact our Indianapolis, Indiana law firm today.
Race, Gender, and Age Discrimination
State and federal laws provide protections from discrimination on the basis of gender, age, race, religious affiliation, or national origin. If you were fired, denied employment, or subjected to a hostile work environment due to one of these factors, you may have a claim against your employer. Claims can often be brought under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 or the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA). Claims such as these must ordinarily first be filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) before filing in court, and we can help you through the entire process.
The Americans with Disabilities Act
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects disabled workers from discrimination based on their disabilities. In many instances, employers are required to make reasonable accommodations to allow disabled employees to work. If they refuse to make these reasonable accommodations, they may be liable to the disabled employee or prospective employee.
Claims for Underpayment or Nonpayment of Wages
We also have experience representing workers who were not paid properly for their hard work. For example, an employer that fails to pay overtime, or forces an employee to "work off of the clock," faces serious liability for unpaid wages. These rights are often enforced under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), or similar state laws such as the Indiana Wage Payment Act and Indiana Wage Claim Act, which provide remedies for workers affected by these abusive practices. If the employer's wrongful practices affect many workers, it is often possible to join together in a collective action or class action to seek redress for these harms.
Claims for Unpaid Commissions
Another common form of underpayment is an employer's failure to pay commissions their employees have earned. Many employees depend on commissions for sales to supplement modest base salaries. These commissions are intended to incentivize employees to achieve results, and to pass the risk of failure to the employee. When an employee or salesperson has worked hard to make a sale or otherwise earn a commission that is contractually guaranteed, he or she expects and is legally obligated to payment. Unfortunately, employers sometimes fail to hold up their end of the bargain, and either underpay, or don't pay the commissions. This withholding of commissions triggers important rights, and oftentimes substantially enhanced damages.
Learn More about Employment Discrimination
If you have been the victim of an improper practice at the hands of your employer – whether it is race, age, or gender discrimination; failure to make reasonable accommodations for a disability; underpayment of wages; or failure to pay commissions – we want to help. We are dedicated to protecting workers’ rights to be fairly and gainfully employed. Please contact our Indianapolis law firm today to discuss your employment discrimination case.