Federal Employment Discrimination Claims
In addition to state law claims, discrimination claims can be made under federal law. These are limited to select circumstances and outlined under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This is a federal law that prohibits employers from discriminating against employees based on:
- National origin
If you are under one of these protected classes, you may have federal remedies in addition to your state claim. Title VII is a federal statute, providing additional remedies and damages from state law claims.
Sherman Law, PLLC, handles all types of employment discrimination claims including both state and federal claims. Our skilled Portsmouth Title VII attorney John P. Sherman has extensive employment law experience and fiercely protects the rights of discrimination victims throughout New Hampshire and Massachusetts. He will provide you with both individualized and aggressive legal representation.
Contact us today to talk with our Portsmouth Title VII lawyer. Act quickly as there is a 180-day statute of limitations.
Qualifications and Requirements Under Title VII
In addition to being a protected class under Title VII, there are other requirements for making a claim. The employer must also qualify under Title VII, otherwise they are exempt. The employer (corporation, partnership, LLC or other legal entity) must have 15 or more employees working each working day for 20 or more weeks. The 20 weeks can be in the current or previous year.
The statute of limitations under Title VII is extremely important, otherwise an employee could be barred from suing in federal court. An employee alleging discrimination must file a claim with the EEOC or New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights within 180 days of the discriminatory act. If the EEOC/NHCHR issues the employee a right to sue letter, he or she has only 90 days to file a lawsuit in court.
Contact Our Portsmouth Employment Discrimination Attorney
Victim of race/national origin discrimination? Sexual discrimination? Religious discrimination? You may have not only a state discrimination claim but a federal employment discrimination claim as well. Sherman Law, PLLC, can help you with both state and Title VII claims. Our law firm has provided quality and thorough legal assistance to clients throughout New Hampshire and Massachusetts for several years. Contact Sherman Law, PLLC, today to schedule a free initial consultation. Call 603-570-4837.