Federal laws such as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) prohibit discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation/gender identity, pregnancy, race/color, national origin, disability, religion, and age.

Examples of Unlawful Discrimination May Include:

  • Harassment
  • Demotion
  • Failure to promote
  • Change in job assignment
  • Making work conditions more difficult
  • Interference with job performance
  • Humiliation
  • Disciplinary action
  • Isolation from others
  • Exclusion from meetings or other work-related activities
  • Reduced pay
  • Denial of equal pay
  • Termination
  • Verbal or physical abuse
  • Threats of adverse action

Under Title VII, the ADA and the ADEA, private sector employees must file a charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) within 180 calendar days of a discriminatory action. You will forfeit important legal rights if you do not file a timely charge with the EEOC. If you’ve already missed a deadline, call to discuss your options.

Laws Enforced by the EEOC Include:

  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended
  • The Pregnancy Discrimination Act
  • The Equal Pay Act of 1963
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended
  • The Rehabilitation Act of 1973
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967
  • The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008

There may be other federal and state laws that apply to your case as well.

If you’ve been subjected to discrimination, contact Rich Daugherty. He will fight to protect your rights.

Whether your employment has been wrongfully terminated, you’re in fear of losing your job unlawfully, or you’re stuck in an untenable situation, contact Rich. He will be by your side every step of the way to reach a fair resolution of your case. In addition to litigating cases, Rich has negotiated confidential severance agreements favorable to his clients.

Rich offers a one-on-one relationship with his clients. When you contact his office, you will speak directly with him.

You can arrange for an initial phone conference at no charge.

Rich represents clients from across North Carolina, including Raleigh, Durham, Wilmington, Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Charlotte, and more. He is available to meet with prospective clients outside of Chapel Hill when circumstances permit. Evening appointments are also available.

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