An employer should not take any adverse employment action against you based on your race, gender, or any other discriminatory reason. Doing so is illegal. If you are the victim of employment discrimination at the executive level, you have rights. Work with an executive employment discrimination lawyer with Ben Crump Law, PLLC.
You worked hard to get to a senior position in your company. If you have spent years attaining success and climbing the corporate ladder only to be held back by discrimination, you have a right to take legal action.
If you were wrongfully terminated or demoted or if you are the victim of a more subtle, adverse action, such as an undeserved poor performance review or a cut in salary, you may have grounds for a legal case. Let us represent you and fight for your rights if you are an executive or senior professional who experienced discrimination.
Call us at (800) 959-1444 for a free evaluation of your case and to find out how we can help you.
Types of Discrimination Against Executives
Discrimination in the workplace is illegal, per the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). This includes any discrimination on the basis of race, religion, national origin, or sex. Although there also state laws prohibiting discrimination, it can still happen in the workplace.
While discrimination can come in several forms, we tend to see cases involving:
Illegal retaliation can happen if an executive or senior professional experiences consequences simply because they exercise their rights or voice a complaint regarding discrimination in the workplace. Retaliation can come in the form of termination, demotion, or a cut in pay or bonus, for example.
If you missed out on a promotion because of your race, religion, sex, disability, age, or another discriminatory reason, you may be able to sue your employer.
If you find out that someone with the same position and performance as you receives a higher salary, a larger bonus, or any additional benefits, you could be the victim of pay discrimination. This is illegal, and you could potentially file an employment discrimination case.
Exclusion from Boards or Panels
If your employer or other senior staff exclude you from any decision-making boards or panels that your position would ordinarily make you eligible for, you could have an employment discrimination case.
Withholding Benefits and Services
If other employees who have your same level of seniority or credentials are receiving benefits that were not offered to you, such as certain insurance benefits, vacation pay, or use of company vehicles, you may be the victim of discrimination.
It is unlawful to treat an employee unfavorably or harass them in their workplace based on race or color or any other protected class. Harassment can include racial slurs, offensive remarks, or displaying offensive symbols.
If your employer terminated you on the grounds of race, color, gender, or for another discriminatory reason, you could recover compensation in a wrongful termination lawsuit.
If you have experienced any of these instances of discrimination or others, you have a right to take legal action. You also have the right to hire an executive employment discrimination attorney for help with your case.
Executive Employment Discrimination in the Aviation Industry
The airline industry is not exempt from discriminatory practices amongst senior-level executives or pilots. According to CBS News, a group of 18 black pilots launched an investigation into what they alleged as a “pattern of discrimination” in everything from hiring to promotions at United Airlines.
The pilots also claimed that United Airlines systematically prevented black employees from rising into the managerial ranks within the company.
If you are an executive or senior professional in the aviation industry and suffered from employment discrimination, we would like to help you. We work on high-profile cases, and we handle cases regarding discrimination in the aviation industry. Consider how an executive employment discrimination lawyer can help you pursue compensation from your employer.
Compensation Could Be Available
Spending years to work your way up the corporate ladder only to suffer from discrimination that prevents you from succeeding can not only wreak havoc on your finances but also take an emotional toll. You could recover compensation if you suffered from unlawful discrimination practices at your place of work. You could recover various types of damages, including:
Backpay includes is the salary and benefits that you would have earned had you not suffered from discrimination. This could also include the salary difference between a higher job you would have attained had you been promoted and your current position. Backpay can also cover any benefits such as insurance, bonuses, vacation leave, and pension payments, among others.
Front pay should cover any economic damages you have as a result of the discriminatory practices from the time of trial until some point into the future. This can include salary as well as any benefits.
Discrimination can cause considerable emotional distress. If you suffered from workplace discrimination or harassment, you could receive compensation for emotional anguish.
Your lawyer can help to accurately calculate your losses with the aim to secure a fair settlement for you.
An Executive Employment Discrimination Lawyer Can Fight for Your Rights
Any type of discrimination in the workplace is unacceptable. Victims of discrimination deserve to receive compensation for their financial losses and their emotional distress.
We fight for executives and senior professionals who suffered from discrimination in the workplace, whether in aviation or another industry. We do not shy away from tough cases and we can hold large and prestigious companies to account for intolerable practices in their upper management ranks.
Call Ben Crump Law, PLLC today and speak to a team member about how we could help you get justice. You can reach us at (800) 959-1444.