Almost 50 years after Congress passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964, making discrimination in employment unlawful, bias against women, older workers, racial and ethnic minorities, and disabled workers is still widespread in the workforce.
Unlawful and unfair discrimination may be more subtle than it was in the past, but it endures. For example:
- women working full time making only 77 cents for each dollar men earn in similar jobs;
- white employees are twice as likely to get management jobs as equally qualified black employees;
- full-time employees with disabilities earn $6,100 per year, on average, less than full-time employees who don't have disabilities; and
- one in four women report workforce harassment.
The attorneys at Beranbaum Menken LLP have over 20 years of experience fighting workplace discrimination and retaliation. We have obtained significant settlements and jury verdicts (including two seven-figure jury verdicts) on behalf employees who were discriminated against and harassed at work.
Employment discrimination and unlawful harassment take many forms. The following are some of the more prevalent types of discrimination and harassment claims in which we represent people. For more information, you can also visit our or visit our Frequently Asked Questions about Disability Discrimination, Frequently Asked Questions about Disability Discrimination, and Frequently Asked Questions about Harassment.