Unlawful employment discrimination occurs when an employer treats an employee differently because of protected-class status. It can take many forms. Unlawful employment discrimination includes harassment, termination, failure to hire, and other adverse treatment because of:

  • Physical or mental disability
  • Whistleblower activity
  • Sex
  • Age
  • Sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression
  • Religion
  • Race or color
  • Ancestry or national origin
  • Genetic information
  • Assertion of Workers’ Compensation claim
  • Retaliation for opposing illegal discrimination

Eastern Maine Law represents current and former employees in employment discrimination claims. We represent only individuals. We do not represent any employers, corporations, or insurance companies. Attorney Gause has been fighting for the rights of victims of unlawful employment discrimination for his entire career.

Employers rarely admit that they discriminate. It is not necessary to show direct evidence to prove a case. Most cases are proven with “circumstantial evidence,” which means that the way things happened proves that discrimination occurred.

Cases can be resolved discreetly or they may go through the Maine Human Rights Commission or court. Sometimes cases go all the way to trial, but that is up to you. Eastern Maine Law is ready and willing to go to trial when necessary. The courtroom is not something to be feared or avoided. A trial is an opportunity for a case to be heard. A calm and tenacious advocate, John Gause embraces each opportunity to bring a client’s case to trial.

A successful outcome is one in which the client walks away feeling as though her rights were vindicated and she was fairly compensated for the wrong she suffered. John’s goal is to achieve the best possible outcome for each individual client, and he does not stop until that happens.

Almost all of the cases we handle are on a contingency-fee. That means that the attorney’s fee comes out of the recovery in your case instead of charging you up front. If there is no recovery in a contingency-fee case you do not owe us anything.