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  • If you feel you were discriminated against or given unequal treatment based on race, gender (or gender identity), disability, national origin, age, sexual orientation, religion, or some other protected class, a discrimination lawyer can help. Don't wait to talk to a discrimination attorney and find out how federal law and state law can be used to hold those who discriminated against you accountable.

    Fight Discrimination No Matter What Form It Takes

    Discrimination in the United States can arise in many settings and involve a wide range of issues, including:

    • Workplace discrimination/employment law/employment discrimination
    • Failure to make reasonable accommodations
    • Failure to grant medical leave or recognize a medical condition
    • Wrongful termination and layoffs
    • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) hearings and investigations
    • Hostile work environment and hostile co-workers
    • Civil rights violations (related to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964)
    • Equal pay issues
    • Racial discrimination/race discrimination
    • Disability discrimination (in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act), including situations related to mental disability
    • Pregnancy discrimination
    • Housing discrimination (including violations of the Fair Employment and Housing Act)
    • Lending discrimination
    • Education discrimination

    Use FindLaw's attorney directory to find a local discrimination lawyer to ensure you are treated equally and that you receive the protection you are granted by anti-discrimination laws.

  • Consider the following when speaking with an employee rights lawyer, employment discrimination lawyer or attorneys who handle other forms of discrimination cases:

    Comfort Level
    - Are you comfortable telling the lawyer personal information? Does the lawyer seem interested in solving your problem?

    - How long has the lawyer been in practice? Has the lawyer worked on other discrimination claims similar to yours?

    - Does the law firm offer a free consultation? How are the lawyer's fees structured - hourly or flat fee? Can the lawyer estimate the cost of your case?

    - Are their law offices conveniently located?

  • To find the right Texas lawyer, you need to ask questions pertinent to your legal case. You should find an attorney to meet your specific needs. Questions to ask before hiring a lawyer may include:

    • How much experience do you have with cases like mine?
    • Do you know the judge or prosecutor in this case?
    • Should I take this case to mediation?
    • What are your legal fees and expenses?
    • Are you available after hours for questions?
    • Which lawyers or associates will I be dealing with?
    • Do I have to appear in person for my case?
    • Where is your Texas law office located?

    Some people find a lawyer based on a recommendation from a friend or family member but you should do your own evaluation. A friend who suggested a divorce attorney may not be in the best position to recommend a criminal defense law attorney or tax lawyer. Dealing with legal issues can be complicated and frustrating. You should find the right lawyer that you can connect with to provide you with information, advice, and the legal aid you need.

  • The cost of hiring a lawyer can depend on the type of law and the complexity of the case. Some lawyers offer a free initial consultation. A free consultation is more common in contingency fee cases like personal injury or medical malpractice. Some lawyers may require a fee for the initial interview. During the initial interview, the lawyer may be able to provide some important information, including your legal options, likely outcomes, and cost of legal services. An initial interview is also an opportunity for you to see if this person is the right lawyer for you.

  • The State Bar of Texas keeps Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct records of violations or grievances against attorneys in the state. You can use the search tool on the state bar website to check an attorney's public disciplinary history. The state bar search results should show the lawyer's disciplinary history (if any) in Texas and other states.

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