Title VII Protections
The Civil Rights Act of 1964, more commonly known as Title VII, provides workers with federal protections from discrimination that is based on religion, race, skin color, national origin, or sex. Title VII is generally applicable to employers who have 15 or more employees, labor organizations, and employment agencies, though there are some exceptions. As such, employees protected by Title VII may not become subject to different treatment, harassment in the workplace, or policies that are intended to negatively impact them.
Making a Title VII Claim
Since Title VII protects applicants and employees alike, though there are a few exceptions, employers are forbidden from engaging in any of the following:
- Intentionally discriminating against a member of a particular group
- Hold policies or have practices that negatively affect particular, protected groups
- Fail to accommodate members of protected groups, particularly in regards to religion
- Retaliation against a member of a protected group
Whatever the exact circumstances happen to be, discrimination is altogether unacceptable. Our Austin employment attorneys understand how difficult these situations can be for victims and we may do everything we can to help you hold your employer responsible for their discrimination.
Consult with an Austin Title VII Claims Attorney
At The Melton Law Firm, our Austin Title VII claims attorneys are committed to helping workers protected by Title VII protect their rights against discriminatory Austin employers. To discuss the particulars of your situation with one of our employment lawyers, please call our Austin offices at (512) 330-0017 today.