Human Rights Lawyer for Employees
Many people come to our human rights law firm for consultation on their workplace human rights concerns (i.e. discrimination and/or harassment). Our reputation for sensitivity, high quality customer service and tireless advocacy is second to none.
Why do I need a human rights lawyer?
Workplace human rights lawyers, including those at Dutton Employment law, assist individuals when they have been discriminated against at work or harassed by their employer or an employee of their employee.
Most commonly, workplace human rights lawyers get justice for employees who have been dismissed from work for a discriminatory reason. In this regard, employers may be liable to compensate an employee if the employee was terminated because of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, record of offences, marital status, family status or disability.
In addition, workplace human rights lawyers get justice for employees who have been discriminated against or harassed, even if they have not left their job. We can assist getting employees accommodated by their employer, getting compensation for injuries to dignity and self-worth, and even help employees quit their job and get paid for it, if they so wish.
Other times, employers discriminate against potential employees by asking discriminatory interview questions in the interview.
When inappropriate questions relating to Code grounds are asked in an interview, an inference may be made that a decision not to hire was influenced by such questions. Employers could face a finding of discrimination even if there is no intention to discriminate. The fact that improper questions have been asked is sufficient to prove discrimination, even if the applicant is ultimately given the job.
If you would like to learn more about the human rights legal services our employment lawyers provide, read our detailed guide to human rights in the workplace.