Clients often tell us two things: (1) they want the discrimination to stop and (2) they want to make sure that the discrimination doesn’t happen again. Often our client’s primary concern is her or his safety and dignity, and the safety and dignity of others. Most clients simply want to do their job the right way, and not be distracted or harmed because of discrimination.
Sometimes reporting through the employer’s internal process (if it exists) or reporting to the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (state) and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (federal) is all that is required to stop the harassment. Sometimes the employer will seriously discipline and/or terminate the discriminator.
Unfortunately, many times making a report isn’t enough, and legal action is required to enforce the law. Legal action usually starts with an investigation into the facts, including a discrimination attorney reviewing available documents, speaking with witnesses and reviewing other information that helps piece together the facts to ensure your rights are protected. Once an investigation takes place, then a discrimination attorney can review the findings with you, and then suggest a course of action to move forward to enforce your rights.
Each situation is unique, which is why it is important to contact a licensed attorney who regularly practices in this area of law.
In addition to calling, you can also reach a Portland discrimination attorney through the Bullman Law Firm, Attorney For Workers website.
Please remember the choice of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be based solely upon advertisements.
This is provided as a guide only, and not legal advice. Because of this, it is important you contact a Portland discrimination attorney.