Employment Discrimination in Pittsburgh PA
Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, as well as the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act, employers may not discriminate against an employee or potential employee on the basis of race, gender, age, disability, national origin or religion. Federal and state statutes also protect employees from harassment and hostile work environments on the basis of being a member of any of these protected classes. Employers also may not discriminate against employees that take advantage of the provisions of the Family and Medical Leave Act. Under the FMLA, employees may take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave each year for having a serious medical condition, the birth or adoption of a child, or to care for sick family members. If you feel that you have been discriminated against, been subject to a hostile work environment, or have been retaliated against for taking advantage of the protections offered by any of these laws, please contact us for an employment discrimination consultation.