If you have been suspended and/or terminated; passed over for a promotion; denied employment benefits; or otherwise discriminated against by your employer within the past five (5) years, you may be entitled to recover monetary damages including, but not limited to, back pay, future pay, and pain, suffering and emotional distress. Under federal and state law it is unlawful for your employer to discriminate against you on the basis of age, disability, gender and/or race. If you fall under one of the categories below, it is time to hire an attorney.


Kentucky Age Discrimination

Are you someone forty (40) years of age or over who has been terminated, demoted, passed over for a promotion, denied the opportunity to participate in your employer’s benefits plan because of your age, or otherwise discriminated against on the basis of your age in the past five (5) years? If so, you are entitled to recover monetary damages for lost wages against your employer for violating your federal and state rights.


If you believe that you have encountered employment discrimination because of a physical or mental disability, the employment lawyers at Sam Nicholson Law Office, PLLC may be able to help. The Sam Nicholson Law Office’s Kentucky disability discrimination attorneys have a proven record of successful case outcomes.


Gender discrimination in the workplace includes failing to hire someone or firing someone because of their sex or gender. It also includes not promoting worthy candidates, paying less compensation to a worker of one sex or one gender identification than another, creating a hostile work environment, and many other work-related acts of discrimination. If you have been treated unfairly at work, you may be the victim of unlawful discrimination.


Work conditions should not be insufferable. Employees have the right to be free from intimidation, fear of verbal abuse, oppressive work environments, or other extremely uncomfortable situations. Employees who hate coming to work because the conditions are agonizing should review with a Kentucky hostile work environment lawyer what legal steps can be taken to correct the oppressive work environment and hold the employer accountable. Work environments should be friendly, not hostile.


Wherever and whenever racial or ethnic discrimination makes its appearance in a workplace, the dedicated employment attorneys at Sam Nicholson Law Office, PLLC are ready to stand up for its victims. If you have experienced racial or ethnic discrimination or harassment in the workplace, the lawyers at the Sam Nicholson Law Office may be able to help. Our Kentucky racial and ethnic discrimination attorneys have proven experience in employment law, and an enviable record of successful case outcomes. Let us be your advocate.


Unfortunately, sometimes when an employee files a complaint against their employer for discrimination or an unlawful practice, the employer retaliates against that individual. According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, retaliation occurs when an employer takes an adverse employment action against a covered person that was involved in a protected activity. An adverse action could include the following:

  • Termination

  • Disciplinary measures

  • Demotion or reassignment

  • Refusing to hire

  • Denying rightful promotion

  • Unfair evaluations

  • Threats/Assault

  • Increased observation

If any of these adverse employment actions are committed against you after you engaged in protected activity like filing a charge of discrimination with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or opposing discrimination or harassment through company provided reporting channels, you need to report retaliation to take action to protect your rights by reporting the retaliation to an appropriate government agency or your attorney. The attorneys at Sam Nicholson Law Office, PLLC have helped numbers of employees through this process.


You should never feel unsafe in your workplace; nor should you feel unsure of ashamed when it comes to standing up for yourself. However, sexual harassment in the workplace is unfortunately common. Employees are protected under both state and federal laws from all types of discrimination and harassment. If your rights have been violated, turn to the Sam Nicholson Law Office, PLLC. Our Kentucky employment law attorneys know how to best fight for your rights. We provide professional yet approachable representation to clients pursuing sexual harassment lawsuits against their employers in Louisville, Lexington, Frankfort, Paducah, and throughout the state.