You have a right to a discrimination-free work environment. Employers are required to make sure the work environment is free from discrimination. Employers who discriminate must be held responsible. A Portland discrimination attorney can help you enforce your rights. The laws and rules are set at both the state (Oregon) and federal level. BOLI (Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries) issues rules regarding state law. The EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) issues rules regarding federal law.
An employer in Oregon may never use your sex, sexual orientation, gender, race, religion, age, disability, national origin and other protected classes, as a factor in determining the terms and conditions of your employment.
This means an employer may never use, as a factor, your sex, sexual orientation, gender, race, religion, age, disability or national origin in:
- Determining pay and benefits,
- Scheduling work,
- Determining work assignments,
- Promotions, and
This is a guide and not a complete list. Each case is unique which is why it is so important for you to immediately contact a professional, such as a Portland discrimination attorney at the discrimination law firm like the Bullman Law Firm, Attorney For Workers. The workplace lawyers at our employment law group evaluate cases every day.
If you feel you were mistreated in any way because of your sex, sexual orientation, gender, race, religion, age, disability or national origin, please contact us immediately for a no-charge, no-commitment consultation. Our toll-free number is 1-800-578-HELP (4357). You can also reach our law firm and our Portland discrimination attorneys in Portland, Oregon at 503-987-0000. Our workplace discrimination lawyers fight for workers every day at the EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission), BOLI (Bureau of Labor and Industries) and in state and federal trial courts.
Our employment law office takes on other cases on behalf of workers. Attorneys in our office take on cases involving sexual harassment, sex and gender discrimination, race discrimination, race harassment and sexual orientation discrimination and harassment. Our lawyers also take on pregnancy discrimination and harassment, workers’ compensation retaliation and other forms of discrimination, harassment and retaliation. We also take on whistleblowing cases.
Most clients hire our Portland discrimination attorneys on a contingency fee basis, which means we only get paid if the client gets paid. In most cases our law firm is paid at the end, by the employer, as is allowed under the law. This helps clients enforce their rights while giving clients peace of mind. Those who are discriminated against should not have to worry about paying an attorney up front for the legal fees. Contact us to see if we can take your case on a contingency fee basis where we get paid only if you get paid.
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