Employment Discrimination

We protect the rights of Idaho workers. In cases that involve age discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful termination, retaliation, defamation, or loss of employment benefits, we take a proactive approach that achieves results for our clients.

I n Idaho, most people are employed at- will. This means an employee can be terminated at any time for any reason, and can resign at any time for any reason. However, there are exceptions to this rule, such as illegal discrimination and retaliation.

People are entitled to work in an environment free of unlawful discrimination. Employers are not allowed to use any of the following traits as decision- making factors when hiring, terminating, compensating, promoting, demoting, laying-off, or transferring employees:

  • Race
  • Gender
  • Religion
  • Age
  • National Origin
  • Color
  • Disability

Employers are prohibited from harassing you based on any of the above traits. You have been illegally harassed if you have suffered repeated insulting remarks, jokes or other unfavorable treatment on the basis of your race, gender, national origin, religion, age or disability.

Discrimination is based on your fixed personal traits. If you have suffered discrimination because of something you have said or done, it is called retaliation. For discrimination to be illegal, it must be based on one of the traits listed above. Many other types of differential treatment are legal, such as your employment history, or credit scores. It may be unfair for an employer to treat employees differently based on such factors, but, it is not illegal for them to do so.

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How We Can Help

We protect the rights of Idaho workers. Whether it is a case of discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, retaliation, defamation, or loss of employment benefits, we take a proactive approach that achieves results.

If you are a victim of workplace discrimination, we can assist you in various ways:

  • Communicate with your employer and intervene on your behalf. This may result in your being relocated or moved to a different location or position within the company, if you desire. We will help you throughout the process, and ensure your employer does the same by following the law.
  • Negotiate with your employer in order to preserve your unemployment benefits, character and reputation, and capacity to get a new job.
  • If your employer is uncooperative, we will initiate a lawsuit. We will provide you with the pros and cons of such action, and if you decide to sue, we will ensure that you are aware of your rights.