Perhaps the worst thing that can happen in the workplace is to be subjected to discrimination or harassment, including the threat of retaliation for whistleblowing. However, these unfair employment practices are illegal under a variety of federal and state statutes. Thompson Law Office stands ready to offer passionate advocacy to employees of larger businesses who have suffered discrimination, harassment or wrongful termination.
Our Omaha employment lawyers also represent employees in workers' compensation matters.
Workplace Discrimination Is A Civil Rights Issue
Employment discrimination of various kinds is a violation of federal statutes such as Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act; it can also be a violation of the Nebraska Fair Employment Practices Act.
But seeking justice under these provisions can be a drawn-out process. Employees cannot challenge discrimination directly in court; they must "exhaust their remedies," which means that they must go through the whole process of adjudication by administrative agencies — the state and federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commissions.
Thompson Law Office can get involved on the employee's behalf at any stage in the process, from the initial complaint before the agency to appeals in state or federal court. Our employment law attorneys represent employees in administrative and judicial cases involving wage payment and collection, discrimination, harassment, hostile work environments, wrongful termination, FMLA, and whistleblower protection. We will represent workers in administrative proceedings before local human rights commissions, Nebraska Equal Opportunity Commission (NEOC), Iowa Civil Rights Commission (ICRC), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), or Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA). When employment disputes are not resolved in the administrative proceeding, our employment lawyers will represent employees in Nebraska and Iowa state court, federal court and arbitration proceedings
Some of the types of employment discrimination that we assist employees with include:
- Age discrimination (ADEA)
- Disability discrimination (ADA)
- Race discrimination
- Sex discrimination
- Pregnancy discrimination
- Religious discrimination
- National origin discrimination
- Other Title VII discrimination matters
- Sexual harassment
- Hostile work environment
- Wrongful termination
- Whistleblower protections
- Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
If You Have Been Subjected To An Unfair Employment Practice, Contact An Omaha Wrongful Termination Attorney At Thompson Law Office.
It can be difficult — even frightening — to stand up for your rights as an employee. A passionate Omaha employment discrimination lawyer fighting for you can help you get what is yours by law. Contact Thompson Law Office online or call 402-819-5686 to set up an initial consultation.