Discrimination Lawyer in Arizona
What Are Arizona’s Discrimination Laws?
Arizona and federal law prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, and other protected characteristics. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects individuals at the federal level. At the state level, Arizona’s civil rights laws protect people from being discriminated against.
We believe everyone should be able to work and live in a world free from discrimination. But we also realize that discrimination still happens, even in the 21st century. We are fierce advocates who fight for people like you when bad actors cross the line. We will review your case and pursue all legal avenues to help compensate you for what you went through.
Whom Do Arizona’s Discrimination Laws Protect?
The anti-discrimination laws protect people who are part of a protected class. Examples of protected classes include:
- Gender identity
- Sexual orientation
- National origin
In addition, the laws protect you from discrimination based on perceived membership to a protected class. In other words, if someone treats you differently because they think you are of a particular group, you are protected against discrimination even if you are not part of that group.
For example, if your employer thinks you are of a certain race or ethnicity and fires you because of it, but you are part of another ethnic group, you may have a discrimination claim.
How Do I File a Discrimination Lawsuit?
Non-federal employees must file a discrimination claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) within 180 days of when the discrimination occurs. The EEOC office will then start a formal investigation of your claim. If the EEOC determines your claim is unfounded, you can file a lawsuit to appeal the decision.
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