Employment Discrimination

Our Pittsburgh employment discrimination lawyers represent employees who have suffered illegal, prejudicial treatment, or harassment at work. Our attorneys have litigated and resolved employment discrimination cases against many of the largest employers in the Western Pennsylvania region.

Some federal anti-discrimination laws applicable to employment are:

  • The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) (disability);
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (age );
  • Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (race, color, and national origin in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance);
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (race, color, religion, sex, and national origin);
  • Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (sex discrimination in federally funded education programs);
  • The Equal Pay Act of 1963 (EPA) (sex discrimination in the payment of wages);
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) (interference with or unfair treatment based upon use of FMLA-mandated medical, family or care-giving leave);
  • The Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 (PDA) (pregnancy);
  • Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) (military service).

State and local laws also offer protections for employees and/or independent contractors in the workplace. The state and/or local laws applicable to a particular employer may prohibit harassment or prejudicial treatment based upon one or more of the following protected characteristics:

  • race;
  • color;
  • disability, record of disability, or association with a disabled person;
  • religion;
  • national origin;
  • family status;
  • marital status;
  • ancestry or place of birth;
  • age;
  • sex;
  • actual or perceived sexual orientation (including gay, lesbian, bisexual); or
  • gender identity or expression.

Many federal and local laws also prohibit employers from retaliating against employees for reporting or opposing discrimination in the workplace.

Our discrimination attorneys know both federal and local laws and the protections they offer employees. We work with our clients to identify and reach their goals in obtaining justice for the wrong done to them.

For more information about how our Pittsburgh employment discrimination lawyers can help, call (412) 338-1445, email us at info@stembercohn.com or fill out our contact us form.