Colorado Workplace Race Discrimination Attorney
Racial discrimination remains one of the most odious and injurious forms of discrimination. Although race discrimination persists in the workplace, it has gone underground-that is, become much more discreet, leaving employees who experience unequal treatment or a hostile working environment wondering why they are not being treated fairly.
As a lawyer with more than 18 years of experience in employment litigation, Denver attorney Lisa R. Sahli has helped many clients fight workplace discrimination and assisted employers in understanding how to promote bias-free environments for their employees. When her clients have a legitimate claim of race-based discrimination, Ms. Sahli works to ensure that the discriminatory treatment stops or, if that is not possible, works to obtain meaningful relief for her clients through administrative processes and litigation.
Making Sense Of On-The-Job Racial Discrimination
The face of discrimination, particularly in the workplace, has changed noticeably over the years. Biases that were once manifested outwardly have now become largely discreet. Employees might find that they are being treated differently by a new supervisor or manager. Trivial or even false workplace events suddenly result in write-ups and other disciplinary action. The victims of racial discrimination will often have a negative disciplinary or performance record compiled against them in order to make termination seem justified and inevitable.
Many of Ms. Sahli’s clients who have suffered race-based discrimination in the workplace cannot believe that bias was a factor in their treatment or termination. She empathizes with the difficulty many of her clients have in accepting the reality that race discrimination continues to occur on the job. Her clients are hardworking people who want simply to work in an environment free of discrimination and unwarranted harassment.
Options For Addressing Discriminatory Behavior Or Wrongful Discharge
As a Denver workplace race discrimination lawyer, Lisa R. Sahli pursues all available avenues of redress when her clients have legitimate claims of unfair treatment or termination. In appropriate cases, she may contact employers to notify them of unacceptable discrimination in order to get the unlawful behavior to stop. When employers are unresponsive, formal complaints can be filed with the Colorado Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). When needed, Ms. Sahli aggressively litigates to get her clients compensation for wrongful termination.
The types of compensation available include:
- Lost wages
- Compensatory damages
- Damages for emotional distress
- Front pay, when clients are unable to become re-employed in a comparable position
- Punitive damages
- Attorney’s fees
Schedule A Consultation With A Colorado Employment Racial Discrimination Lawyer
When her clients’ employment and livelihood are jeopardized by unlawful discrimination, Lisa R. Sahli, Attorney at Law, works to make sure that laws protecting them from such behavior are enforced. She can help if you believe that you are being discriminated against in the workplace. Contact her via email or call 720-545-1690 for a consultation.