Discrimination of Sex
Cases of discrimination based on sex are complicated. However, with our team at NDH Law they are also winnable. We have represented both women and men who have been victims of sex discrimination. If you believe you have been discriminated against because of your sex, contact us today. Whether you are still considering your legal options or are ready to pursue monetary or non-monetary justice, our experienced discrimination attorneys can speak with you to discuss your case.
An example of one of our clients is a law enforcement officer with years of qualified experience in the field of sex trafficking who was not eligible for a high-ranking position in his division because the position had traditionally only been given to women, despite our client having more experience and qualifications.
NDH Law also takes on same-sex harassment claims. As the Supreme Court has said, “We see no justification in the statutory language or our precedents for a categorical rule excluding same-sex harassment claims from the coverage of Title VII.” Whether you have been discriminated against based on your sex or harassed by someone of the same sex, our discrimination attorneys can fight for your case against such discriminatory treatment.
Discrimination of Age
In 2009, the Supreme Court clarified that to prove a case of age discrimination, a claimant must show that age was the "but-for" cause of the discriminatory act. The “but-for” test means that but for the action, the result would not have happened. If you feel you have been discriminated against based on your age, contact our legal team to examine your case and build your defense strategy.
Although retaliation claims are a form of discrimination, these claims have a different legal approach than general discrimination cases and thus require a knowledgeable lawyer who understands the distinction.
Whereas discrimination claims are based on belonging to a protected class of persons, retaliation claims more often deal with punishment for engaging in a protected activity. Much broader in scope, retaliation claims might occur in the context of:
- Exercising free speech
- Exercising freedom of religion
- Expressing views on matters of public concern (such as whistleblowing on unlawful conduct)
Furthermore, retaliation claims differ depending on whether you were employed at the time of your employer’s retaliation against you or whether you were a free citizen at the time that a government official retaliated against you.
The analysis of a retaliation case requires an experienced attorney. For example, there is a concept called “mixed-motive discrimination” in which, depending on the circumstances, a government official could admit that their retaliatory actions were based in part on protected constitutional activity, which lets them get away with retaliating against you. In this case, you should work with a knowledgeable discrimination attorney to address these nuances of your case.
Discrimination law is a complicated arena, and to fight successfully you must have both an experienced lawyer and a firm with the resources and willingness to back you through the end of your case. This could mean wrapping up a case quickly or fighting for years. Regardless, you can trust our team at NDH Law to take care of your case and fight passionately for your rights as an American citizen.