If you belong to a protected category because of your race, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, or national origin, you have certain legal protections against discrimination. That means that you cannot be denied access to employment, housing, or education (among other things) because of your status. An attorney with experience in discrimination law can help enforce your rights.
GetLegal's Attorney Directory can put you in touch with lawyers in your area who can offer the help you need.
How do I choose a lawyer?
Consider the following:
- 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 cases similar to yours?
- How are the lawyer's fees structured - hourly or flat fee? Can the lawyer estimate the cost of your case?
- Is the lawyer's office conveniently located near you?