Knowledgeable Louisiana Attorneys Defend Employers Facing Discrimination Claims
Dedicated lawyers handle sensitive employment issues for businesses in the Shreveport area
Claims of discrimination against a business should be taken seriously and addressed swiftly. When a current, former or potential employee accuses your company or management of unfair treatment, it is critically important to enlist a reputable and experienced law firm. Practicing in the Shreveport area and throughout Louisiana, Mayer, Smith & Roberts, L.L.P. provides vigorous defense for businesses accused of violating Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) laws. We also help business owners to establish clear policies for dealing with employees who harass or discriminate against others. Our goal is to bring about a resolution that helps you get back to business as usual, minimizing negative impacts on your company.
Informed Louisiana counselors advise management on EEO laws and compliance
Knowing your rights and responsibilities as an employer is essential to acting in accordance with the law and avoiding claims of discrimination.
According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), retaliation is one of the most common forms of discrimination alleged against employers. It is important to understand that reacting to EEO activity in any way that would discourage an employee from reporting or resisting future discrimination is illegal. If an employee makes a discrimination claim against your business or participates in an EEO investigation, treating them as you would treat any employee who did not make a complaint can help you to avoid additional legal trouble.
Federal law prevents employers from firing an employee, passing them up for promotion, limiting their pay or benefits, refusing to hire them in the first place or otherwise treating them unequally based on:
- National origin
- Genetic information
- Sexual harassment
- Equal pay/compensation requirements
Additional protections for employees may be offered at the state level. At Mayer, Smith & Roberts, L.L.P., we help businesses to ensure that their policies comply with applicable laws. If a disgruntled employee or job-seeker alleges discrimination on your part, responding to their concerns thoughtfully and taking steps to remedy the situation may help you avoid stressful legal proceedings.
Experienced lawyers fight unfair accusations and negotiate settlements
The course of action that is best for your case hinges on the legitimacy of the claim brought against you. We advise clients on whether discrimination claims are likely to be considered valid by the EEOC or in civil litigation. (With the exception of equal pay claims, all EEO complaints must be made to the EEOC before a lawsuit can be filed.) To determine how to proceed, we will collect evidence and conduct interviews to build your case and uphold the rights and protections available to your business under federal and Louisiana laws.
Contact respected Louisiana employment discrimination defense attorneys today
The lawyers at Mayer, Smith & Roberts, L.L.P. help businesses to deal with discrimination lawsuits and claims brought against them. Call us at 318-222-2135 or contact us online to schedule your initial consultation at our Shreveport office.