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Discrimination and Harassment

n 1964 the U.S. Congress passes landmark legislation, the Civil Rights Act of 1964. For the first time in U.S. history, Congress addressed discrimination in voting, education, public accommodations, federal programs, and employment.
Title VII of the Act dealt specifically with employment, making it illegal for employers to discriminate due to an employee’s race, color, national origin, sex, or religion. From Title VII, Congress spawned other statutes designed to protect the rights of employees from unjust discrimination and harassment in the workplace. Today, employees have more rights than ever to ensure that they are treated fairly by their employers. At Barry A. Gomberg & Associates, we are experienced in ensuring your workplace is free from discrimination and harassment.


Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is often utilized to bring suits against employers who discriminated against an employee due to their race, color, national origin, sex, or religion. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) make it unlawful for an employer to discriminate due to age or disability, respectively. The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) also gives rights to an employee who needs to take medical or family leave from work for an extended period of time.


Employees who have been subject to discrimination and harassment may be able to recover lost wages, compensatory damages, punitive damages, attorney fees and be reinstated in their job.


If you believe you have been discriminated against, or subjected to harassment, please Contact Us to discuss your cause of action.