Our Employment Law Attorneys Help Businesses Comply with Civil Rights Regulations
Reliable representation for labor employment law matters in Ohio and beyond
Federal and state laws prohibit discriminatory actions within the workplace. Business owners are responsible for providing work environments that are free from discriminatory practices. An experienced employment law attorney helps companies maintain comprehensive policies that seek to protect the civil rights of all employees. At Gertsburg Licata, our knowledgeable lawyers provide companies with valuable counsel to prevent civil rights discrimination allegations and an aggressive representation should a claim arise.
Comprehensive counsel for various civil rights issues
“Civil rights” refers to the right of every individual to receive fair treatment. In the workplace, this generally refers to hiring practices, compensation, and opportunities for professional advancement within the company. Federal employment laws contain numerous regulations against discrimination, including:
- Title VII. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.
- Equal Pay Act. The Equal Pay Act was established in 1964 to prevent gender-based pay discrimination between men and women performing similarly situated work duties.
- Americans with Disabilities Act. The Americans with Disabilities Act protects qualified individuals with disabilities from employment discrimination by private parties, as well as federal, state, and local governments.
Ohio also has a law against workplace discrimination that is very similar to Title VII. The seasoned Cleveland employment law attorneys of Gertsburg Licata provide our clients with zealous representation in a variety of civil rights cases. We use our experience to assist businesses in the prevention and litigation of employment civil rights disputes.
Comprehensive representation for employment discrimination disputes
The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces the federal discrimination laws. The Ohio Civil Rights Commission administers the state regulations. A formal complaint to either agency starts an investigation process that may potentially end with litigation. We provide companies with comprehensive representation before and during a discrimination complaint. In situations where an employee files a discrimination complaint, a skilled Cleveland employment attorney walks you through the investigation phase and helps you tailor an effective response to the allegations against your company.
Additionally, we help businesses implement systems and procedures that prohibit discriminatory practices within their organizations. Our knowledgeable attorneys provide guidance in the creation of employee civil rights policies and also assist with employees training. At Gertsburg Licata, we know what is at stake. That is why we use our years of successful business litigation experience to aggressively protect your company’s interests against allegations of employment discrimination.
Defending your business against civil rights accusations
The attorneys of Gertsburg Licata have spent years representing the interests of business clients in employment law matters. We know how challenging a discrimination allegation can be, so we diligently work to ensure that our business clients receive quality representation from a group of seasoned employment law attorneys. Take a fresh approach to business law and contact our office today at 216-573-6000 or complete our contact form to schedule a consultation.