Indiana Discrimination Lawyers
Discrimination Claim Attorneys Serving the Indianapolis Area
An inaccurate or completely false claim of discrimination can harm a company's image and internal atmosphere, cutting into its productivity and profits. When a discrimination claim is filed against a company, the case is known as an employment practice dispute and may result in business litigation.
As business litigation attorneys, the team at Due Doyle Fanning & Alderfer, LLP is committed to helping wrongly accused companies defend themselves against these claims. Our attorneys will bring any case to trial as necessary and have built a reputation for advocating for our clients at trial.
Types of Discrimination
Discrimination in the workplace comes in many forms. Some types of discrimination are more overt than others, but even allegations of discrimination can have long-lasting, damaging effects on the overall atmosphere of the workplace as well as the company in general. An individual may accuse others of discrimination due to his or her race, sex, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.
Examples of types of discrimination that can occur in the workplace include:
- Harassment, which includes the routine ridicule, mocking, derogatory statements, inappropriate questioning, or unwanted physical touching of an individual;
- Failing to hire or promote an individual despite his or her fitness for the job and ability to succeed;
- Failing to make reasonable accommodations for an employee who needs them. For example, barring a Muslim employee from wearing a head covering with her uniform; and
- Segregating employees due to one of the aforementioned classifications. This can include having certain employees perform specific tasks; physically segregating employees within an office or shared working space; or grouping certain employees at a specific branch of a company.
There are various reasons why a discrimination claim can be determined to be invalid. If you are an employer facing this type of claim, the most important thing for you to do is to contact an experienced employment practices attorney right away. If you are defending your company against a claim of discrimination, it is crucial that you are proactive and begin working out a legal strategy as soon as you can.
Employee Practices Attorneys in Indianapolis Can Help You
At Due Doyle Fanning & Alderfer, LLP, we take all discrimination claims seriously. We represent companies in cases of alleged discrimination and other unethical employment practices. We are a litigation firm that will defend companies against various claims, focusing on finding the truth and ensuring that a claim is resolved fairly. We will take cases all the way to trial when necessary. Do not wait to begin working with our Indianapolis discrimination attorneys to develop your claim or defense against an employee's claim. Contact us at 317-635-7700.