Houston Discrimination Attorney
Understanding Texas' Discrimination Laws
If you believe that you have been discriminated against based on a protected
characteristic, we can use our knowledge of employment law to protect
your rights. At Moore & Associates, we have
nearly 15 years of experience providing knowledgeable counsel and aggressive legal guidance to obtain
the best possible results on behalf of our clients.
Call Moore & Associates for quality assistance from our
Houston employment law attorneys.
Types of Discrimination
Employers are not permitted to discriminate against employees based on
Protected characteristics include:
Race — Discrimination against an employee because of his or her race
or marriage to or association with an individual of a different race is
against the law. Use of racial epitaphs, segregation, or use of applications
that ask for the applicant's race are examples of race discrimination.
Pregnancy — We can fight to ensure that your rights as a pregnant woman are
protected. Employers cannot discriminate against a pregnant woman when
it comes to employment, transfer, layoff, job assignments, promotion,
training, or other terms of employment.
Age — Common forms of age discrimination include an employer who will
not hire an employee because of the assumption that he or she will be
slower, less innovative, or more prone to mistakes because of his or her age.
Disability — Individuals are frequently discriminated against based on a disability
when the employer believes that the employee cannot perform a job even
though the employee is qualified and capable.
Religion - Religious discrimination is when an applicant or employee is treated unfavorably
based on religious beliefs.
Taking Legal Action to Protect Your Rights
Texas State is considered an "at will" employment state. At-will
employment means that employees can leave their jobs for any reason at
any time. Likewise, employers can terminate an employee for any reason
and at any time as long as the reason is not based on discrimination or
retaliation from complaining about discrimination.
If you are facing any of the following workplace issues, speak with us at once:
- Failure to hire or promote based on discrimination
- Retaliation against an employee for complaining about or reporting a violation
- Receiving unfair treatment due to discrimination
Do not hesitate to
schedule a free case evaluation with our Houston discrimination lawyer today.