Employment Discrimination

As society progresses, many people would like to think that employment discrimination is a rare phenomenon. Unfortunately, those who have been discriminated against in the workplace know that it can happen at any time in virtually any job.

At Marzzacco Niven & Associates1, we help workers who have been harmed by discrimination on the basis of:

  • Race
  • National origin
  • Age
  • Disability
  • Use of legal family and medical leave
  • Religion
  • Sex, including pregnancy discrimination and sexual harassment
  • Sexual orientation
  • Gender identity and expression
  • Military or veteran status
  • Retaliation for making a valid complaint
  • Retaliation for taking legal family or medical leave

If your career has suffered because of discrimination, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your losses. At Marzzacco Niven & Associates, we will fight for you to secure justice and pursue any damages you are entitled to. We also represent employees who have been denied full and fair wages due to wage and hour violations by their employers.

What Qualifies As Discrimination?

Many of our clients are not sure whether they experienced legal discrimination, but most know that they were treated in a way that was wrong and unjust. Essentially Federal and State Laws prohibit employers from discriminating against any employee on the basis of age, gender, race, color, sex (both sexual harassment and pregnancy discrimination), sexual orientation, disability and religion. An employer must treat all workers fairly and cannot take any adverse employment action against a person with respect to hiring practices, compensation, benefits, job assignment, promotion and termination.

Discrimination takes many forms in the workplace, including:

  • Wrongful termination of employment
  • Demotion or unfavorable reassignment
  • Creation of intolerable working conditions to essentially force an employee to quit
  • Denial of opportunities for training or advancement
  • Workplace harassment, including sexual harassment
  • Other actions that materially affect the terms and conditions of your employment

Workplace discrimination can be difficult to prove because employers will typically justify adverse actions with performance complaints or other flimsy excuses. Most employers are savvy enough not to admit their own discrimination. However, that is no reason not to fight it. The right employment attorney can conduct a thorough investigation and build a strong case for the compensation you deserve.

You Deserve A Safe, Respectful Workplace. Talk To An Attorney Today.

Many employees are hesitant to "rock the boat" at work and bring a claim for discrimination. However, taking legal action is important for several reasons. In addition to securing compensation for the significant financial damages you may have incurred, a discrimination claim can help protect future employees against the same discriminatory treatment that you experienced.

If you have questions or concerns about exercising your legal rights and holding an employer accountable for discrimination, we encourage you to contact us for a free, confidential consultation. Please contact us online or call 717-260-3580 (866-321-5340 toll free).


1Per Rule 7.2(k) of Pennsylvania Rules of Professional Responsibility, comment 14, please know that in some cases, Marzzacco Niven & Associates works with outside co-counsel in litigation of certain claims. However, under no circumstance will the client pay two legal fees.