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I went to work on July 7 and I had a procedure done and went and talk to supervisor and Upper management that was in charge they said I had to go home and could not find light duty for meSo needless to say I was devastated and went home and needed to bring a doctors note with me Monday that would’ve been the 10 th of July And missed three days of work did not go back till 12 July and had to bring the doctors note and everything were just yesterday they had this guy that Had a sore shoulder from my football injury and they gave him light duty and they’ve done this to other women is this right

Lawyer's Assistant: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Nebraska

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

No

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And I’m not the only woman they’ve done this to they had another girl that got a car accident and was gone for five weeks but she sure could come back to work and then light duty but they wouldn’t let her she even asked I asked you to do anything I would’ve swept

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Lawyer: Loren, Attorney replied 1 month ago

Before I answer a bit more detail would be helpful please.

1. Do you have a written employment agreement for a fixed term requiring cause for termination, discipline or demotion?

2. Do you believe you were treated differently than other employees due to race, religion, ethnicity, etc.?

3. Approximately how many employees are there at your workplace?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
I think there’s a lot of favoritism towards man.And about 1000 employees
Lawyer: Loren, Attorney replied 1 month ago

Thank you for the additional information. You may have a viable civil rights claim for gender discrimination under Title VII.

In order to establish a claim for gender discrimination. You need to establish a prima facie case.

The federal case of McDonnell v. Greene established the criteria necessary to establish a prima facie case of discrimination, which created a four-part test. The following criteria must be met:

  • Protected Class - You must be a member of a protected class defined by their race, gender, national origin, age or disability.
  • Qualified For The Position - You must be able to prove that you are qualified for their current position.
  • Adverse Employment Decision - Regardless of your qualifications for the position, you must prove that the employer actually took action against you, which had an adverse effect on your employment status. This might include being demoted, receiving a poor performance review, not receiving a raise or bonus, being transferred to an undesirable position or discharged altogether.
  • Similar Employees Treated More Favorably - here are actually two different ways to establish this fourth point. If the employee received disparate treatment or was replaced by an individual outside the protected class, both of these reasons can be offered as evidence. If employees in a similar position were treated more favorably, this may be proof that you were discriminated against.

Once you are able to establish that you were subject to disparate treatment, the burden shifts to the employer to show that there was a legal reason for the adverse action taken against you.

To start the process, contact the EEOC at www.eeoc.gov for more information on filing a complaint. If you are still working there your employment is protected from termination due to filing the complaint. Such termination would be retaliatory and subject your employer to further liability to you.

An attorney is not required, but it would be invaluable in this type of claim. It is not simple litigation and there is no reason you need to learn as you go. Additionally, if you prevail, you would be awarded your attorney fees and many attorneys who handle this type of claim, do so on a contingency fee basis. So, it should not cost you anything upfront.

If you need help finding local counsel, try Martindale Hubble. Many attorneys themselves use this site to locate attorneys outside their jurisdiction or expertise:

http://www.martindale.com/Find-Lawyers-and-Law-Firms.aspx

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