Representing Idaho Workers
When you are the victim of workplace discrimination or harassment, it is hard to know where to turn for help. Because most of us rely on the goodwill of our employers to put food on the table, we are reluctant to jeopardize our careers – even in the face of an employer’s misconduct.
What Is a Workplace Discrimination?
If you have endured discrimination or wrongful termination, you have options. At Ruchti & Beck, we have developed a robust employment law practice dedicated to championing the rights of Idaho workers. We have represented individuals in a broad range of employment matters, including:
- Race, age, and gender discrimination
- Wrongful termination
- Wage and hour violations
- Employment contract disputes, including non-compete agreements
- Disability discrimination
- Sexual harassment
Disputes between employers and workers involve complex state and federal laws. Many cases require interaction with state and federal agencies, such as the Idaho Human Rights Commission and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Working with these agencies requires extensive knowledge and familiarity with their procedures and deadlines.
At Ruchti & Beck, we carefully analyze each potential claim to determine the appropriate course of action. We will provide you with skilled representation at every stage of an employment law dispute, whether your case involves an administrative agency, state court, or a federal claim.
American workers are protected by comprehensive employment discrimination laws. Unfortunately, this does not stop employers from engaging in discriminatory conduct. Each day, employers refuse to hire qualified applicants in direct violation of state and federal laws. Similarly, hard-working people are subjected to illegal comments, gestures, and actions in the workplace.
At Ruchti & Beck, we have handled cases under a wide variety of state and federal statutes.
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employers from discriminating against employees based on race, color, gender, national origin, or religion.
- The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1963 prevents employers from discriminating against workers and prospective employees age 40 and older.
- The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 prohibits employers from discriminating against qualified workers and applicants with disabilities and requires employers to make reasonable accommodations for disabled employees.
These are just some of the laws that protect the men and women who make up the Idaho workforce. If you feel you have been subjected to discrimination at your job, we will review your case to determine whether you have a viable claim. Once we begin your case, we will work with you to obtain the most favorable result in an efficient, cost-effective manner.
Losing your job is a stressful event that involves a lot of emotion. You might feel hopeless, scared, and humiliated. When an employer fires you illegally, these feelings are often joined by anger and frustration.
Although Idaho is an at-will employment state, employees still have rights. At-will employment refers to an employer’s right to fire an employee without any particular reason and without warning. This does not mean, however, that employers can violate state and federal laws that protect workers from discrimination. If you believe you were let go due to an employer’s unlawful discrimination or in violation of your contract rights, you might be able to recover damages.
Idaho Employment Dispute Lawyers
At Ruchti & Beck, we are committed to helping Idaho workers defend their legal rights. If you are the victim of unlawful employer practices, we can help.