EEO Disability Lawyer in Houston
Federal Employee Lawyer Ready to Facilitate Your Claim
With two decades of success in protecting the rights of federal employees, our legal team at Pines Federal brings experience, dedication, tenacity, sensitivity and personal commitment to every case we represent. Employment discrimination cases in particular require an experienced legal representative to navigate the specific laws that pertain to federal employee cases. A general employee attorney will not have the in-depth understanding that our Houston federal employee attorneys possess.
Request a case evaluation today for your discrimination case.
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Discrimination Cases
The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is a federal agency designed to enforce federal laws regarding discrimination in the workplace. Regarding discrimination based on a disability, our team at Pines Federal thoroughly investigations such allegations by federal agencies, helping you to determine whether or not you have a viable claim for damages and compensation, and handling claim denials.
This particular type of EEOC claim focuses specifically on discrimination in the workplace; however, Pines Federal is uniquely skilled at handling disability cases of all types, and we are ready to aggressively pursue your claim.
At Our Firm, You Are Family
No one should be isolated or punished because of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability. If this has happened to you, we come alongside you and walk with you through the steps necessary for defending yourself against this violation of your rights.
Our entire team at Pines Federal is dedicated to providing a completely personalized guide through:
- Walking you through the initial options offered to you, whether it be mediation or counseling.
- Filing your official complaint with the EEO office if these options are not successful.
- Providing support through the EEO’s investigation of the incident or situation.
- Representing you at your hearing.
- Following up with an appeal if necessary.
Have You Been a Victim of Discrimination?
Occasionally, employers will react negatively to a disability, leading to tension and problems in your workplace. Sometimes, reporting that disability can lead to retaliation by your employer. If you have found yourself in this difficult situation, bring your case to Pines Federal. Our Houston federal employment attorneys have more than 2 decades of experience navigating the complicated federal employment laws. Let us help you bring your case before the EEO.
As a federal employee, you only have 45 days from the date of the last discriminatory act to file a complaint. We move quickly to keep your claim within the appropriate time frame, giving you the best possible chance at the best possible results.
Partnering with our federal employment law firm can protect you as the employee in many ways, including:
- We file the complaint for you, ensuring that it is properly completed.
- We present the complaint in a way that alleges the proper discriminatory characteristic or bases of discrimination.
- We make sure all responsible parties are identified, the dates are properly documented, and collect witnesses.
- We skillfully present a proposed remedy to the problem.
- We are also able to compose a follow-up letter if your complaint is dismissed.
If your complaint is accepted, representatives from the EEO will interview you and your employer and request documents or conduct other interviews. Our Houston federal employment law firm can thoroughly prepare you for the interview, as detailed questions will be asked. Using our experience, we provide you with the relevant documents to support your claim. In some cases, the agency may recommend mediation or ask the parties to resolve the matter.
Seeking Damages for Discrimination
As your federal employee attorney, we can advise you as to the type of damages you may be entitled to upon our initial review of your case. Commonly, damages collected include lost wages, compensation for emotional distress, getting your job back, or collecting benefits lost due to the discrimination.
Each case is unique, and we bring our own unique voice to your defense. Rest assured knowing that, with our 60+ years of collective experience, we can make sure you proceed correctly and effectively through your claim. Schedule your initial case review with our Houston federal employee legal team at Pines Federal today.
What If My Claim Is Denied?
If the EEOC determines it will not pursue or litigate the matter, it will issue a Notice of Right to Sue letter. This letter will be issued at least 180 days after the EEO investigation began. You will need this letter before pursuing a cause of action in district court to show that you exhausted your administrative remedies. You do not need a letter to pursue a private cause of action if your allegations concern sexual harassment or is under the ADA or Equal Pay Act.
Our Houston EEO disability lawyers at Pines Federal litigates viable claims before the EEOC or in federal court, including the taking of depositions, preparing document requests, submitting interrogatories, and responding to them, as well as engaging in mediation and negotiated settlements. Bring your case to us and we can walk you through an honest evaluation of your case. We serve Houston, as well as employees nationwide. Pines Federals experience is on your side.
Don’t fight alone. Contact us today!