Employment Discrimination Attorneys for Employers

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Most Common Employment Law Issues:

How Can I Prove I Did Not Unlawfully Discriminate against My Employee?

There are several ways to show you did not discriminate against your employee. These will differ depending on the kind of employment discrimination being charged and whether the employee is claiming intentional discrimination or discriminatory effect.

What Are Some Common Exceptions to Anti-Discrimination Laws?

Exceptions commonly provided by anti-discrimination laws include:

Do Some Types of Discrimination Have Unique Defenses?

While you can defend against most discrimination claims using a variation of the above defenses or exceptions, some types of discrimination have unique defenses. For example:

How Will My Employee Attempt to Undermine My Defense?

Even if you establish a defense to employment discrimination charges, the employee will have a chance to prove that:

When Is a Defense Pretext for Actual Discrimination?

A defense is considered pretext when the court does not believe it is the real reason for the alleged discriminatory action. The employee will attempt to show your reason is mere pretext by persuading the court that a discriminatory reason is more likely to have motivated the action, or that the defense is not believable under the circumstances.

Do I Need a Lawyer Experienced with Defending Employers in Discrimination Cases?

If you are being sued for employment discrimination, an employment lawyer will be able to help you establish if you have a valid defense to the charges and assist you in any state or federal proceedings the employee may initiate.

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Last Modified: 09-04-2012 04:21 PM PDT

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