The right to be free from discrimination in the workplace is one of the
hallmarks of our nation’s legal principles. Federal law protects
employees from being discriminated against for a number of reasons. New
Hampshire state law also prohibits discrimination in the workplace, and
adds additional protections not necessarily covered by federal legislation.
If you or someone you love believe you are a victim of employment discrimination,
remember that you have rights and that our New Hampshire employment law
attorneys at Shaheen & Gordon can help you better understand how to
assert those rights. Discrimination in the workplace should never be tolerated,
and by making your voice heard, you can not only secure justice and recompense
for your damages, but also compel employers to take steps that ensure
other employees are not discriminated against in the future.
Under federal law, companies with 15 or more employees must comply with
several laws prohibiting employment discrimination, including Title VII,
the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination
Act. Further, federal law requires companies with 4 or more employees
to comply with discrimination rules involving Citizenship under the Immigration
Reform & Control Act (IRCA). In the State of New Hampshire employers
are covered by the state's anti-discrimination laws if a company employs
6 or more workers.
For employees covered by anti-discrimination laws, it is important to understand
what types of discrimination are prohibited. These include:
1. Race / Color
2. Nation of Origin
3. Religious beliefs
4. Gender, sexual harassment, pregnancy and birth, and related medical
issues 5. Physical or mental disability 6. Age 7. Genetic information
8. Citizenship status (Federal) 9. Marital status (New Hampshire) 10.
Sexual orientation (New Hampshire)
At Shaheen & Gordon, our employment lawyers are passionate about protecting
the rights of employees who have suffered as a result of workplace discrimination.
No one should have to endure discrimination, and with the assistance and
support of our experienced and compassionate legal team, you can navigate
the legal channels through which you can assert your claim, hold employers
liable, and secure the justice and compensation you deserve. Our employment
law team has leveraged decades of combined experience to successfully
represent clients in a range of employment law matters, including employee
If you have questions about employment law, anti-discrimination laws, or
how our legal team may be able to help you pursue a case for the type
of discrimination you have faced, Shaheen & Gordon is readily available
to review your situation and discuss your rights. Our firm proudly serves
men and women throughout Northern New England from multiple locations
in New Hampshire and Maine. We invite you to visit one of our conveniently
located offices of contact us today.