Employment Law

As an experienced employment discrimination attorney, Jennifer aggressively represents individuals against their employers in discrimination lawsuits. Discrimination claims arise from the alleged actions or omissions of a company that results in an employee suffering unequal treatment or an adverse employment action because of:

  • Physical or mental disability
  • Religion
  • Race
  • Sex
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Age
  • Pregnancy
  • Gender
  • National Origin

Discrimination may be suspected when an employee perceives unequal treatment with respect to:

  • Hiring
  • Discipline
  • Promotions/Demotions
  • Termination
  • Performance reviews
  • Work assignments
  • Work environment/Hostile work environment
  • Training
  • Wages/benefits
  • Family or Medical Leave
  • Utilization of Workers Compensation benefits

Many employment discrimination actions must begin with a Charge of Discrimination being filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).  Jennifer Hitchcock can draft and file the Charge for you and assist you through the process. Although the EEOC process is an administrative remedy that must be followed when federal discrimination claims are to be brought, trust that the employer will be represented by an attorney through this process.  Many times, during this preliminary phase mediation or negotiation can take place.  Jennifer will assist you in achieving the best possible outcome, and if an agreement cannot be reached during this time, she will take your case to court and aggressively defend your rights.

If you have any questions about your rights in the workplace or suspect that you are being discriminated against, contact Jennifer today at (260) 240-4644 for a free consultation.