Discrimination Should Not Be Tolerated

Discrimination remains widespread in the American workplace. In an array of scenarios, individuals are treated unfairly on the basis of their gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, weight, age, religion, military status or physical health.

The means by which prejudice plays out are numerous. Your income may not equal that of your peers. You might be denied a promotion, or adequate breaks to care for yourself or your family. Your physical and medical needs may not be properly accommodated.

Yet such discrimination is illegal. If you face such violations, it is essential to find an attorney who will work to protect your rights. With more than 25 years in the field of employment law, Jake Modla is prepared to help. Serving throughout North Carolina and South Carolina, he pushes back against employers and businesses when they engage in unlawful practices.

When You Need Time To Care For Family

One common — and commonly overlooked — form of discrimination is an employer's failure to uphold the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The FMLA is a federal law mandating that qualified employees are able to take unpaid leaves for certain family and medical reasons (i.e., the birth of a child, or to care for a sick parent).

Employers frequently infringe upon FMLA statutes. Namely, they pressure employees into staying at work, illegally threatening to fire them if they try to exercise their right to family or medical leave. In such scenarios, legal action is more than justified.

When A Retail Business Neglects Your Needs

Likewise, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) stipulates that businesses that are "generally open to the public" must make reasonable efforts to accommodate persons with physical disabilities. This includes restaurants, movie theaters, schools, day care facilities, and many retail businesses.

To lesser or greater degrees, some of these institutions neglect their duties. Persons with service animals are turned away. Persons with physical impairments are unable to comfortably visit. It is important to hold businesses to account, in order to make public spaces more accessible.

A Lawyer Who Will Protect You When Your Rights Have Been Infringed

Jake has worked extensively for retailers and employer-side law firms. He understands how businesses approach the law and compliance. He will leverage his knowledge and experience to your benefit.

To learn more about he can help, call Jake Modla Law, PLLC, at 803-792-4774 or 980-228-9984. You can also schedule an appointment online. He has offices in Charlotte, North Carolina, and in Rock Hill, South Carolina. He will arrange to meet on evenings or weekends as necessary.