The Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII, ("Title VII") forbids employers of a certain size from discriminating against individualís based on certain characteristics such as race, national origin, age, and sex. Additionally, the Delaware Discrimination Act mirrors Title VII, but extends its protection to employers that employ less employees than that required for a Title VII complaint and extends protection due to discrimination based on sexual orientation. There are also a myriad of other statutes, both state and federal, including the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Delaware Wage Act which protect employees from certain conduct of their employers.
Discrimination comes in many forms that may occur at the application process, or at any other time during employment. These cases may be filed in either federal or state court.
If you have been treated differently due to your race, national origin, age, gender, or sexual orientation contact the Norman Law Firm today.