Over the last 50 years, the American workplace has evolved tremendously. Women now comprise a major segment of the workforce, as do people of various racial, ethnic and religious backgrounds. And, though we may not want to admit it, we are all getting older. With this increased diversity, our consciousness as a nation has been raised as to the particular problems individuals within certain protected classes may face in the workplace.
Back in 1980, the hit movie Nine to Five highlighted the problems of sexual harassment and gender discrimination – without a single mention of the words "harassment" or "discrimination." Fast forward to the early 1990s and the Clarence Thomas Supreme Court Justice confirmation hearings, where Anita Hill brought both the topic and legal terminology of workplace sexual harassment into everyone's living room. Over a decade later, following the tragedy of 9/11, employees of certain ethnic and religious backgrounds began experiencing backlash in their workplaces.
Employment discrimination, harassment and retaliation are certainly not new problems, but claims have been steadily increasing against employers for many years. In fact, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal government agency which enforces most federal employment anti-discrimination laws, has published statistics showing unprecedented numbers of claims filed just within the last few years.
In partnering with businesses, Kamer Zucker Abbott educates and counsels on the prevention of workplace harassment, discrimination and retaliation. Despite an employer's best efforts, such complaints and claims can still arise. Given the significant exposure associated with these claims, employers need expert advice from trusted legal professionals to minimize risk. Kamer Zucker Abbott is your resource for such guidance.
Whether counseling clients on the strategy for conducting an internal investigation or defending against a lawsuit, the attorneys at KZA have honed a comprehensive expertise representing employers in almost every area of workplace discrimination and civil rights law. KZA regularly defends employers before government agencies such as the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Nevada Equal Rights Commission. If and when disputes turn into litigation, the firm represents both public and private employers before many federal and state courts, including the United States Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the United States District Court, the Eighth Judicial District Court for Clark County, Nevada and the Nevada Supreme Court.
Kamer Zucker Abbott has considerable experience defending employers against employment claims brought under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, the Equal Pay Act and the Nevada Fair Employment Practices Act.
Workplace harassment, discrimination and retaliation issues can be time-consuming and costly for employers. If you are confronting these types of issues, you owe it to your organization to have a skilled and trusted partner in your corner. Kamer Zucker Abbott is that partner. Find out why so many Nevada employers have turned to us to serve their labor and employment legal needs.
To schedule an initial consultation with one of the attorneys at KZA, please call 702-259-8640 or email the firm.