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
  • Familial status
  • Religion
  • Race or color
  • Ancestry or national origin
  • Genetic information
  • The assertion of a Workers’ Compensation claim
  • Retaliation for opposing illegal discrimination

There are other protected classes as well. 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.

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 the way things happened confirms discrimination occurred.

Cases can be resolved early. 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, 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 their rights were vindicated. They feel fairly compensated for the wrong suffered. John’s goal is to achieve the best possible outcome for each client.

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 upfront, if there is no recovery in a contingency-fee case you do not owe us anything.