Five Things You Need To Know About Discrimination

As a victim of workplace discrimination, you should know that you have options for holding employers accountable when they do nothing to fix the problem.

The first important step you can take is calling attorneys like ours at Employment Law Office of John H. Haskin & Associates, LLC. Our Indianapolis employment law firm maintains a 100 percent focus on fighting for the rights of employees, including those suffering from the effects of discrimination.

If you are thinking about contacting us for a consultation, there are some important things that you need to know first about discrimination and the legal system:

  • Employment discrimination is alive and well: While some forms of discrimination are less obvious than in years past, they still exist. As our country changes, the old power brokers become resentful. There are also fewer jobs and more people who want them. This competition breeds discrimination. Do not let someone tell you that you are not a victim.
  • Contact an attorney as quickly as possible: An employment law attorney like John H. Haskin can provide you clear, rational, practical answers to your questions during this stressful time. Do not try and fight this battle alone.
  • You have a short time to act on discrimination: The statute of limitations here in Indiana is short if you are a victim of discrimination. It could be 90 days, or if you are a government worker, it could be as short as 30 to 45 days.
  • You must pursue all administrative options first: There are administrative procedures to follow before your claim can go to federal court. An experienced lawyer can walk you through them.
  • Do not get discouraged when it appears the government cannot help: The administrative agencies you have to file with are understaffed and overworked. Usually an investigation now boils down to your statement and a rebuttal from your employer. Our attorneys, however, can prepare you to give your statement. We know what investigators are looking for, and we can give you the best chance of success.

These facts are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to employment law. If you would like to learn more and discuss your potential case with us, call us today at 317-643-5777 for your free telephone consultation with an attorney.