Memphis Tennessee Job Discrimination Lawyer

Fighting Bias in the Workplace

Memphis Employment Discrimination Lawyer

Despite clear and strong federal laws, some employers believe they can get away with discriminatory treatment of certain people. Employment law attorney James Becker has a record of uncovering the truth behind employer actions and making them pay damages.

Based in Memphis, Becker Law Offices represents workers in Shelby County, Fayette County and throughout West Tennessee. If you believe you were the victim of job discrimination, call 901.881.8716 to arrange a case evaluation.

Job Discrimination

Illegal discrimination occurs when an employee is singled out as a member of a protected category. It is illegal under federal and Tennessee laws, to discriminate based on a worker's:

The discrimination may be in the form of:

  • Hiring practices (qualified black candidates are not considered)
  • Uneven pay (a man earns more than female employees with the same experience)
  • Undesirable assignments (a Hispanic worker routinely gets the worst duties)
  • Uneven discipline (a white worker gets less punishment than his Asian co-worker for the same incident)
  • Failure to promote (an older worker with the company for 20 years loses a supervisor opening to an inexperienced college graduate)
  • Failure to accommodate a worker's disability or religious beliefs
  • Harassment based on sex, age, race, disability, religion or country of origin
  • Retaliation (a worker is demoted after reporting safety violations)
  • Termination (a woman is fired for taking maternity leave)

Compensation for Employment Discrimination

Victims of job discrimination may be entitled to various damages, including reinstatement or promotion, lost wages, compensatory damages (defamation, mental anguish), punitive damages and attorney fees. James Becker builds the best case he can from the available facts and pursues a reasonable out-of-court settlement. If the employer won't negotiate, he is fully prepared to take the case to court.

An experienced trial lawyer, Mr. Becker has brought successful lawsuits under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and other federal and state laws protecting the rights of workers. He has represented clients in state and federal trial and appellate courts, and in proceedings before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the U.S. Department of Labor and other federal and state agencies.

If you believe you have an employment discrimination case, contact Becker Law Offices for an initial consultation.

Attorney James Becker


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Becker Law Firm • 5100 Poplar Ave Ste 2606 • Memphis, TN 38137 • Phone: 901.881.6205
Becker Law Office of Memphis, Tennessee represents clients in the Metro Area and West Tennessee, including Cordova, Germantown, Collierville, Lakeland, Millington, Somerville, Covington, Paris, Nashville, Savannah, Jackson, Union City, Dyersburg, McKenzie and all communities of Shelby County, Fayette County and Tipton County.
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