Las Vegas Employment Law
The Nevada Equal Rights Commission affirmatively protects employees against workplace discrimination and harassment, as well as wrongful termination and denial of employee benefits. Yet, Las Vegas employment law is often only as good as the legal services that defend the employees’ workplace rights and benefits. Cogburn Law Offices will provide you with the legal representation necessary to guarantee these rights are observed and seek damages against the employer whenever appropriate.
Employment Discrimination Rates and Information
After years of decline, discrimination in the workplace is at an all-time high. From 2005 to 2010, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission saw the number of employment discrimination charges rise 32 percent from 75,428 to 99,922. Even more disturbing, however, are the studies, which suggest that, as many as 95 percent of sexual harassment incidents go unreported. Moreover, trends in workplace discrimination put certain social groups at greater risk than ever before. The number of gender discrimination and sexual harassment claims filed by men has doubled over the last 20 years, while the number of employment discrimination complaints made by Muslims has doubled in just 5 years.
According to the Nevada Equal Rights Commission, the most common types of employment discrimination are age, disability, equal pay, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, retaliation, sex, sexual harassment, and sexual orientation. Yet, no individual of any social group is immune from workplace discrimination and harassment. Cogburn Law Offices recognizes this and will treat you with the dignity you deserve, while offering expertise that will help reveal the merit of your case and the likelihood of success in court.
Other Violations of Las Vegas Employment Law
Not all Las Vegas employment law cases involve discrimination or harassment. Employees are routinely and unlawfully denied benefits related to Family Medical Leave, COBRA health benefits, and employee pension plans. Here, too, Cogburn Law Offices will make sure you’re dealt with fairly and receive all the employee benefits to which the law entitles you.
Do You Have a Case under Las Vegas Employment Law?
Unfortunately, not every incidence of discrimination and harassment makes for a good case in court. As much as we want to bring every shameful practice out into the open, we also want to make sure your time and effort is well spent pursuing a legal action against your employer. For this reason, we’ve created an easy-to-use form to help us review the information relevant to your case and to help us discuss your options during our initial consultation. While not every incidence makes for a good case, we do not shy away from a case just because an employer has obfuscated its discriminatory practices. We have extensive experience representing clients involved in complex cases including:
- Employee Benefits
- Sexual Harassment
- Wrongful Termination
Las Vegas Employment Law Attorneys
Our Las Vegas employment law attorneys will aggressively defend your rights as an employee in Nevada.