All employees across America have the right to be treated fairly and equally when in the workplace. This is no different in San Antonio, Texas. If you feel that you have been discriminated against in any way, whether it be for your race, age, sex or religion, then you should know that you have the right to speak up against your employer. With support from our experienced and talented team of attorneys at The Galo Law Firm, we can help you speak out against discrimination.
Our Texas-based San Antonio law firm represents clients who have been discriminated against within the workplace. Usually, our team will focus on helping you push for legal claims such as compensatory and punitive damages due to the discrimination you have experienced.
Our experienced team will push for the maximum compensation for you and are prepared to take your case to trial if we can not reach an out-of-court settlement with the defense. We are known for not only our 3 decades of combined experience and the results we get for our clients, but also for the attorney-client relationship we foster through our individualized approach.
If you have been discriminated against at work, for your race, color, religion, sex, or something else you believe to be discriminatory, then contact our law office in San Antonio, TX.
Call us today at 210-361-8043.
Texas law states that it is illegal to discriminate against an employee based on a person’s race, religion, gender identity, national origin, or age. Essentially, discrimination is being treated unfairly within the workplace based on how you look or who you are.
Employment discrimination is a serious crime and can cause not only physical but mental anguish to employees. Because of this, all employees, including state employees, are protected under federal law, as federal law prohibits employment discrimination-based actions.
Due to the Federal laws against discrimination, all employees in America have the right to work free from discrimination and bias in the workplace. When it comes to workplace discrimination in Texas, employers are required to adhere to these protected classes and ensure that their employment practices and policies are free from any form of discrimination.
The Galo Law Firm understands that these laws can be difficult to navigate alone. Our team of employment lawyers based in San Antonio can help you navigate these laws, giving you the best chance to succeed in a trial if an out-of-court settlement can not be reached with the defense. We can represent management and employees alike under the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Protected classes play a significant role in addressing workplace discrimination in Texas. Under state and federal laws, it is illegal for employers to discriminate against employees or job applicants based on certain protected characteristics. These protected classes include: Race or color, National origin, Sex or gender, Religion, Age, Disability, Sexual orientation or Gender identity (in certain local ordinances in Texas, such as Austin)
Racial Discrimination can refer to any type of comment, joke, or physical attack due to your national origin or race. In these cases, you can push for punitive damages based on defamatory bias in the workplace.
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, individuals with disabilities are protected from discriminatory treatment in the workplace based on their current or past disability. It is unlawful for employers to discriminate against employees or job applicants because of their disability, including in matters related to employment, promotions, or the working environment. If you have experienced differential treatment, such as being denied employment or promotion due to your disability, our attorneys are here to assist you in seeking compensation and justice.
The Age Discrimination in Employment Act prohibits employers from treating individuals who are 40 years of age or older differently based on their age. Our clients have faced various legal issues, including being denied promotions or restricted from applying for certain positions due to their age. Our dedicated attorneys have successfully helped these clients recover compensation for lost earnings and potential future earnings resulting from such discriminatory practices. If you believe you have been a victim of age discrimination, our legal team is ready to support you in pursuing the remedies you deserve.
In the workplace, it is illegal to treat individuals unfairly or unfavorably based on their sex or gender. This includes discriminatory practices such as pregnancy discrimination, sexual harassment, or enforcing gender-based stereotypes. Employers are obligated to provide a fair and inclusive environment for all employees, regardless of their sex or gender. If you have experienced any form of sex or gender discrimination at work, including being subjected to unfair treatment, harassment, or bias, our experienced attorneys are here to help you understand your rights and pursue appropriate legal action.
Discriminating against employees based on their religious beliefs or practices is strictly prohibited. Employers are legally required to provide reasonable accommodations for religious observances and beliefs, unless it poses an undue hardship on the business. If you have been treated differently, subjected to adverse actions, or denied opportunities in the workplace due to your religious beliefs or practices, our skilled attorneys can provide you with the guidance and representation you need to protect your rights.
Employers are prohibited from discriminating against individuals based on their national origin, ancestry, or cultural characteristics associated with a specific nationality. It is illegal to treat employees differently or unfavorably based on these factors. If you have experienced national origin discrimination in the workplace, such as being subjected to unfair treatment, denied employment opportunities, or harassed because of your origin, our dedicated attorneys are ready to advocate for your rights and pursue appropriate legal remedies.
In Texas, there is no comprehensive statewide law that expressly prohibits discrimination based on gender identity or sexual orientation in employment. However, some cities in Texas, such as Austin, Dallas, and San Antonio, have enacted local ordinances that provide protections against discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation.
Gender identity discrimination refers to treating individuals differently or adversely based on their gender identity, which may differ from the sex assigned to them at birth. It encompasses discrimination against transgender individuals and those who identify as gender non-conforming.
Sexual orientation discrimination involves treating individuals unfairly based on their sexual orientation, which refers to a person’s emotional, romantic, or sexual attraction to individuals of the same or different sex.
It’s important to note that the scope and coverage of these protections may vary depending on the specific local ordinances in each city. Therefore, individuals who believe they have experienced gender identity or sexual orientation discrimination in Texas should consult with an experienced employment attorney familiar with the laws and ordinances in their particular city to understand their rights and legal options.
Have you experienced employment discrimination at your workplace? You do not have to accept it. You have the legal right to pursue damages and injunctive relief for the harm and injustices caused by discrimination, bigotry, prejudice, and a racially or sexually hostile work environment.
If you are facing workplace discrimination in Texas, here are the steps you should consider taking:
Document the incidents: Keep a detailed record of all discriminatory incidents, including dates, times, locations, individuals involved, and a description of what occurred. This documentation can be crucial in supporting your case later on.
Review company policies: Familiarize yourself with your employer’s policies and procedures regarding discrimination and harassment. This will help you understand your rights and the steps you need to follow in addressing the issue.
Report the discrimination: Report the discrimination to your immediate supervisor, human resources department, or any designated authority within your organization. Follow the reporting procedures outlined in your company’s policies. Make sure to keep copies of any written complaints or emails.
Consult with an attorney: It is advisable to consult with an experienced employment attorney who specializes in discrimination cases. They can assess the merits of your case, provide guidance on your rights, and advise you on the appropriate course of action.
File a complaint with the EEOC: If internal remedies do not resolve the issue, you can file a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC is responsible for enforcing federal laws against workplace discrimination. Typically, you must file a complaint with the EEOC within 180 days of the discriminatory incident.
Cooperate with investigations: If the EEOC or any other relevant agency initiates an investigation, cooperate fully and provide them with any requested information or documentation. This will help support your case and ensure a thorough examination of the discrimination allegations.
Explore alternative dispute resolution: In some cases, mediation or settlement discussions may be available as an alternative to litigation. Your attorney can help you assess whether pursuing such options would be beneficial in your situation.
Consider legal action: If all other avenues fail to resolve the matter, you may choose to pursue legal action against your employer. Your attorney can guide you through the process, file a lawsuit on your behalf, and represent you in court if necessary.
Federal and state laws guarantee employees the right to work free of discrimination and harassment based on race, sex (gender), pregnancy, religion, national origin, age and disability, and other protected classifications. Therefore, if you are denied employment, denied a promotion or are discharged on account of your protected status, you may have a claim.
Remember, every case is unique, and the steps you should take may vary depending on the specific circumstances. Seeking the advice of an experienced employment attorney will ensure that you receive personalized guidance tailored to your situation.
When facing employment discrimination or retaliation, it is crucial for the victim to file a charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Filing an EEOC charge is typically a necessary step before pursuing a lawsuit for discrimination or retaliation. It’s important to note that an employee must file the charge within 180 days of becoming aware of the adverse employment action or harassment.
This time limit emphasizes the importance of taking prompt action to protect one’s rights. Waiting too long to file a charge may result in the loss of legal remedies. Therefore, employees should not delay in addressing instances of discrimination or retaliation and should seek legal counsel as soon as possible.
When considering a discrimination claim, it’s essential to have a wealth of knowledge behind you. Knowledge of race discrimination, sexual orientation discrimination, and Texas law are just a few areas that our lawyers at The Galo Law Firm know, like the back of their hands. Our lawyers alone have worked with us since 1994, and their knowledge in these cases goes unrivaled.
However, seeing is believing. We would never expect you to just take our word for it. Just like many of our previous clients, you may have never had to hire an attorney before. Deciding on which law firm or which attorney to hire can be a challenge.
That’s why we have compiled a list of what to consider when looking for the right law attorney in San Antonio.
The attorney you choose must have expertise in your area of defense. It’s safe to say that having a law firm specializing in one area allows it to develop more skills and experience in that area.
A high-quality lawyer will usually have numerous professional associations. They could also be honored as a “super lawyer” This award is handed to very few attorneys per year and these chosen attorneys are seen as some of the best in their field. Another indication that you are talking to a high-quality lawyer will be their AVVO Rating.
Our founder, Michael V. Galo Jr has many professional associations, including, but not limited to; The San Antonio Bar Foundation, San Antonio Bar Association, and State Bar of Texas.
He has also received the honor of receiving the “best lawyers” award (in America) from 2013-2021. and receiving the highest possible AV rating.
Our Texas discrimination law attorneys over the years have numerous reviews from previous clients. We have added one or two of them below, left by valued clients in the past;
“Attorney Galo and his wonderful team are outstanding and the best in employment law. I would highly recommend Attorney Galo, Jr. employment law expert, office in San Antonio.” – Leticia. P
“We can truly say that the Galo law firm 100% took care of us from Start to Finish, weekly we received updates play by play ,,, the Communications were great, our lawyer Michael was very engaging with Military precision, his legal assistant Sarah as above very professional, overall 5 Stars and extremely happy with the outcome of our case…Great Law Firm, great Team…..” – Wilma. J.
Due to us having so many years in employment law, we have likely had cases similar to yours.
We would prefer to come to an out-of-court settlement as it saves a lot of stress, time, and money. However, we will always be happy to take your case to trial if we can not come to a settlement with the defense. In most cases, private employers prefer to pay out a settlement, to avoid a possible press conference and public complaints on the company’s behalf.
The Galo Law Firm has years of experience fighting aggressively for clients’ rights in employment discrimination-based cases.
We can help you with any employment law cases and we hope to bring you peace of mind when it comes to removing the stress of dealing with cases such as these. We will fight to protect your legal rights and make sure that all the proper steps are in place ready for when you make your legal claims.
Michael Galo has extensive experience, and a record full of successful cases. Not only can we offer his personalized service, but because of his experience, the entire law firm has developed bespoke and tailored approaches when it comes to helping clients in any manner of race, color, religion, sex, or age discrimination cases.
In Texas, employees are afforded protection under both state and federal laws when they make a complaint about their employer regarding a legal or discriminatory matter. These laws provide safeguards to ensure that individuals can voice their concerns without fear of retaliation or adverse consequences. This means that if you are fired due to the fact you spoke up against your employer in regard to discrimination or illegal practices, then you may be entitled to file a claim against them.
An experienced San Antonio discrimination lawyer can advocate for your rights before the EEOC, in negotiations with your employer, and in court. Attorney Michael Galo of The Galo Law Firm P.C. has helped hundreds of people fight discrimination in the workplace.
Understanding your rights and taking action against discrimination is crucial to creating a fair and inclusive work environment. If you have faced any form of discrimination based on sex or gender, religion, or national origin, don’t hesitate to consult with our knowledgeable attorneys who specialize in employment law. We are committed to fighting for justice on your behalf and ensuring that your rights are protected.
At our law firm, we understand the urgency and significance of employment discrimination and retaliation cases. Our experienced attorneys are here to guide you through the process, ensuring that your rights are safeguarded. If you have experienced adverse employment actions or harassment, don’t hesitate to contact us. We will assist you in filing your EEOC charge and provide you with the necessary legal support to pursue your claims effectively. Remember, timely action is key in protecting your rights. Call The Galo Law Firm P.C. with your law questions. Our San Antonio discrimination law firm is open 8:30am-5:30pm Monday-Friday. Contact The Galo Law Firm P.C. at 210-361-8043
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