Workplace Discrimination

Hattiesburg Workplace Discrimination Attorneys

Handling Workplace Discrimination Cases in Mississippi

As experienced Hattiesburg workplace discrimination attorneys, we are committed to providing our clients with knowledgeable and experienced legal representation. We are experienced in handling cases involving discrimination based on race, gender, age, disability, national origin, and other protected characteristics. We will work diligently to ensure that your rights are protected and that you receive the justice you deserve.

For your initial consultation, call our workplace discrimination attorneys in Hattiesburg at (601) 202-8570 or complete our online form.

Workplace Discrimination Cases We Handle

Workplace discrimination cases we can assist you with include the following:

Age Discrimination

Age discrimination is illegal and can take many forms, including refusing to hire someone based on their age, not promoting them due to their age, or making decisions that negatively impact older employees. 

Disability Discrimination

If you are facing disability discrimination in the workplace, our attorneys can help. Disability discrimination is illegal under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other laws. Our Hattiesburg disability discrimination attorneys are well-versed in the laws surrounding disability discrimination and can help you understand your rights and take action against your employer.

Gender & Sex Discrimination

Gender and sex discrimination in the workplace is illegal, and our lawyers are here to help you fight for your rights. We understand the challenges that gender and sex discrimination can present, and we are committed to helping you get the justice you deserve. 

LGBT Discrimination

We understand the unique challenges faced by LGBT individuals in the workplace and are committed to providing comprehensive legal services to those who have experienced discrimination. 

Our Hattiesburg LGBT discrimination attorneys have extensive experience in handling a wide range of matters, such as:

  • Unlawful termination based on sexual orientation or gender identity
  • Harassment and a hostile work environment
  • Denial of promotions or other employment benefits
  • Denial of healthcare or other benefits
  • Discrimination in hiring and other employment decisions
  • Retaliation for reporting discrimination

Pregnancy Discrimination

Pregnancy discrimination is a form of gender discrimination that is prohibited by federal law. It occurs when pregnant employees or job applicants are treated differently because of their pregnancy. This includes being denied a job or promotion, being fired, or being forced to take leave.

Racial Discrimination

Racial discrimination is a pervasive issue that affects millions of people each day. We understand that the decision to pursue a racial discrimination case can be intimidating and overwhelming. That is why our Hattiesburg racial discrimination attorneys are here to provide you with the support and guidance you need throughout the process.

Religious Discrimination

Religious discrimination occurs when an employer treats an employee or job applicant differently based on their religion or religious beliefs. It is illegal for an employer to make decisions about hiring, firing, promotions, or other job opportunities based on religion. Our religious discrimination attorneys in Hattiesburg, MS, have extensive experience in the field of employment law and can help you navigate the complexities of filing a discrimination claim. We will work hard to ensure that your case is handled properly and that you receive the compensation you deserve.

What Proof Do I Need in a Workplace Discrimination Case?

To successfully pursue a workplace discrimination case, you need to gather substantial evidence to support your claims. Essential proof includes:


  • Employment Records: Keep detailed records of your employment history, including job descriptions, performance evaluations, and any relevant communications with your employer.
  • Correspondence: Save emails, memos, and other written communications that demonstrate discriminatory practices or behaviors.
  • Policies and Procedures: Collect copies of company policies and procedures, especially those related to discrimination, harassment, and grievance handling.


  • Coworker Testimonies: Gather statements from coworkers who have witnessed the discriminatory behavior. Eyewitness accounts can be powerful evidence in substantiating your claims.
  • Third-party Observations: In some cases, customers, clients, or other third parties may have observed discriminatory conduct. Their testimonies can further strengthen your case.

Direct Evidence

  • Discriminatory Statements: Record any discriminatory remarks or statements made by supervisors, managers, or coworkers. This can include offensive jokes, slurs, or comments that reveal a bias.
  • Unequal Treatment: Document instances where you were treated differently from others under similar circumstances, such as being passed over for promotions or receiving unjust disciplinary actions.

Statistical Evidence

  • Patterns of Discrimination: In some cases, statistical evidence can reveal patterns of discrimination within the organization. This might include data showing a disparity in hiring, promotions, or pay between different groups of employees.

Legal Documentation

  • Complaints and Reports: File complaints with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or the Mississippi Department of Employment Security (MDES). These agencies can investigate your claims and provide additional documentation to support your case.
  • Internal Grievances: If you filed an internal grievance with your employer, keep copies of all related documents, including the complaint, investigation results, and any responses from the employer.

Contact Our Hattiesburg Workplace Discrimination Attorney Today

At Johnson, Ratliff & Waide, PLLC, we understand that discrimination can take many forms and can have a devastating impact on your career and your life. Our team of experienced workplace discrimination attorneys in Hattiesburg, MS, will work diligently to ensure that your rights are protected and that you receive the justice you deserve. We are committed to providing our clients with knowledgeable and experienced legal representation.

If you believe that you have been the victim of discrimination, please do not hesitate to contact us online or dial (601) 202-8570.

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    Our firm is committed to helping you navigate a variety of legal matters across multiple practice areas.
  • Thousands of Clients Helped
    Since its opening in 2000, our firm has successfully helped thousands of clients get the justice they deserve.
  • A Proven Record of Results
    Our firm has recovered millions of dollars for victims of injury throughout the state of Mississippi.
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    With over 60 years of combined experience, we know how to fight for the results you need.
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