Fighting For Your Fair Treatment In The Workplace
Everyone deserves a safe, fair workplace free from discrimination or harassment. Both state and federal laws protect workers in Kentucky from discrimination, sexual harassment and a host of other illegal workplace practices.
If you feel you have faced discrimination at work, our team at Freeman, Childers & Howard, in Corbin, can help you understand your legal rights and take any necessary legal action. With over 100 years of combined legal experience, our lawyers have a deep understanding of the complex world of employment law.
More About Workplace Discrimination
In Kentucky, employers cannot discriminate against an employee based on their:
- Color or race
- National origin
Employers cannot take any negative action against employees for any of the above.
Retaliation And Firing
One of the most devastating forms of discrimination is a wrongful termination. If you made a complaint to your employer about any violation of the law, your employer is not allowed to retaliate against you for asserting your rights by firing you or taking other negative action against you.
Understanding Sexual Harassment At Work
Sexual harassment in the workplace is a particular form of discrimination that includes singling someone out based on their sex and targeting them with unwanted comments, images, touching or propositioning for a romantic or sexual relationship. Although this most commonly involves male co-workers targeting a female employee, it can involve the reverse situation or two employees of the same gender.
Establishing a case for harassment is not as simple as it may seem. You must show that the situation created a hostile work environment for you, which could require more than one instance, unless that instance is especially egregious, as well as your employer’s failure to take action on your behalf.
Schedule A Consult. No Fees Unless We Recover For You.
If you are facing workplace discrimination, we invite you to schedule a confidential appointment with one of our lawyers. We handle our employment law cases on a contingency basis. That means we do not charge you attorney’s fees unless we achieve a financial recovery for you.