What Is Workplace Discrimination?
Under Texas employment law, it is illegal for employers to unfairly treat an employee or group of employees differently from others because of their membership in a legally protected category, such as:
- National origin
If you believe your employer is discriminating against you for any of these reasons, you have the opportunity to put an end to their illegal activity, and you may even be entitled to compensation.
I have more than three decades of experience handling all types of discrimination cases, including:
Filing a Discrimination Claim in Tyler
If you are the victim of unfair treatment in the workplace based on your race, age, gender, or another protected class, you can file a discrimination claim. You have the option of filing a claim with either the Texas Workforce Commission – Civil Rights Division (TWC-CRD) or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
There are strict deadlines that must be met when filing a discrimination claim with the TWC-CRD or EEOC.
The deadlines for each entity include:
- TWC-CRD – if you are filing a claim with the state administrative agency, you must do so within 180 days of the date you believe you experienced discrimination in the workplace
- EEOC – if you are filing a claim with the federal administrative agency, you must do so within 300 days of the date you believe you experienced discrimination in the workplace
You may wish to schedule a case evaluation with an experienced employment law attorney prior to filing your discrimination claim with either the state or federal administrative agency. While it is not required to have a lawyer to file your claim, it is highly recommended.
Unsuccessful Discrimination Claim? The Hommel Law Firm Can Help!
If your claim was not successfully resolved by the TWC-CRD or EEOC, you have the opportunity to take further action in court. You will need to wait for a minimum of 180 days to allow the agency to investigate your case. After this period, you may proceed with your claim in either state or federal court.
This step is one that should only be taken with a Tyler discrimination attorney on your side. At the Hommel Law Firm, my legal team is experienced in successfully handling all types of workplace discrimination violations. I have the knowledge and experience to help you file a lawsuit against your employer.