Employment, Discrimination, and Sexual Harassment Litigation
When people are adversely affected at work by racial, gender, or sexual discrimination, either in the workplace or in hiring practices, they have a right to assert complaints about such mistreatment or discrimination and in some cases lawsuits are needed to ensure against, or compensate victims of such discrimination. The experienced trial attorneys of Kozloff Stoudt can meet with you, listen carefully to your situation, and help you decide how to proceed.
Our lawyers are committed to helping ordinary people in their legal struggles with businesses, and other employer entities with more leverage, or power than one person. Representing employees in such matters gives us the chance to use our considerable knowledge and resources as attorneys to help level the playing field on behalf of the average person.
Here at Kozloff Stoudt, our attorneys represent clients who have been victims of a wide variety of employment abuses, including those who have suffered sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace, and when mistreated for asserting their workplace rights or making a complaint, the laws of retaliation can be broken. These cases can include any intentional and unfair mistreatment of an employee based on their gender, age, nationality, faith, sexual preference, and many more. Despite the existence of discrimination laws designed to prevent such illegal treatment to employees, many continuously fall victim to such abuse.
Whether you have been fired, wrongfully terminated, denied a position or a raise, declined an open position or other opportunity for which you are qualified, or denied benefits to which you are entitled as an employee, you could have a case. The attorneys here at Kozloff Stoudt understand acts of discrimination occur more widely than thought imaginable, and know they can dramatically impact your life and career; which is why we dedicate ourselves to right the wrong. If you think you may have a potential claim pertaining to wrongful termination, or a similar sort of PA Employment law, you owe it to yourself and your family to make the most informed decision as possible.
When it comes to your workplace, you expect an environment free of sexually hostile and harassing behavior; and free of racial, ethnic gender or slurs and other derogatory and demeaning comments of a racial, ethnic, gender, or religious nature. The lawyers of Kozloff Stoudt believe this to be one of the most reasonable and standard expectations of all workers, laborers, and employees; though many employees continue to be victimized at work. Whether it is verbal, physical, gesturing, cartoons or emailed message, or other provocative conduct or behavior on the basis of race, religion, national origin, ethnicity or gender; or sexually inappropriate acts, comments, or gestures, including assaultive behavior such as intimate touches or groping, if this occurs in the workplace, there are legal implications. You should not have to experience such a hostile work environment, and you are the one responsible for initiating action to stop it!
Unlawful employee treatment such as retaliation is when your employer takes action against you for any complaints of harassment or discrimination you have made, or for any action you have taken in support of others who have asserted such claims. Fear of retaliation discourages reporting of unlawful discriminatory or harassing conduct occurring or observed in the workplace. If you believe you have been the victim of retaliation at your place of employment, contact Kozloff Stoudt attorneys as soon as possible. Not only can retaliation action be taken against you in the form of work assignment changes, or withdraw of benefits to which you are entitled, but workplace retaliatory action can also take the form of trumped up disciplinary or termination action, and that is illegal!
If you believe that you may be a victim of unlawful discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or you believe that your rights have been violated, we invite you to contact us by phone or e-mail. Tell us your story and one of our lawyers will be able to assess your potential wrongful termination claim during a free consultation.
Unfounded accusations of racial, gender, and/or sexual discrimination can be costly, in terms of both public image and the financial bottom line. Through seminars, workshops, and individual consultations, our lawyers help our business, municipal and school district employer clients understand the law and their obligations as employers under the law. We encourage and guide employers to take necessary preventative actions to avoid the prospect of such claims being made, or the eventual ensuing litigation, and liability from such workplace or employment claims.
When a wrongful termination claim arises, we strive for discreet and inexpensive out-of-court resolutions in each case. Of course, when litigation is unavoidable, we provide a vigorous defense for employers facing discrimination and harassment claims.
The employment lawyers at Kozloff Stoudt regularly prepare, edit, and update employee manuals, implement employment policies, and assist employers with a variety of employment legal issues. Audits of existing policies and practices also are wise and often worthwhile preventative steps.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact us by phone or e-mail. We work with clients from all over the Southeastern PA region - including Philadelphia, all surrounding counties, and beyond.