Losing your job is a terrible experience that no one should have to suffer. It is even worse when you have been illegally fired or mistreated because of discrimination. Though employment discrimination is illegal, many employees are still discriminated against every day. When employees suffer discrimination, their career can be derailed and they can suffer intense emotional distress.
Paula Greisen and Scott Medlock have represented employees who have been discriminated against due to their sex, race, religion, disability, age, LGBTQ+ status, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, whistleblowing, and family status. Our firm is committed to fighting for the rights of people who have experienced illegal discrimination in the workplace. We have fought for employees against Fortune 500 companies, state and local governments, and businesses of all sizes.
Our lawyers represent people who have suffered illegal employment discrimination in state and federal courts, before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and Colorado Civil Rights Division (CCRD), the U.S. and Colorado Departments of Labor, and in settlement negotiations with employers. Our lawyers help employees in every stage of disputes with their employers, from negotiating favorable severance agreements, advising employees on employment contracts (such as non-compete provisions), and filing lawsuits when they have been discriminated against. Each case is unique, and our lawyers take the time to understand our clients’ goals, and help them navigate the complex legal system to protect their rights.
When a company in Colorado’s outdoor industry hired a convicted sex offender, Greisen Medlock represented the company’s women employees after the sex offender placed hidden cameras in the women’s restroom and then uploaded the footage to porn sites.
Paula Greisen represented a new mother who was fired for pumping breast milk from her job as a hairstylist. Her complaint claimed the employer called her need to pump every four hours, “gross.”
Paula Greisen filed a civil rights complaint for a woman Denver Police Department commander who was effectively demoted when she complained about sexual harassment in the police department.
Paula Greisen represented a nursing student who was sexually harassed by her professor, and forced to leave her degree program when the school failed to protect her.
When a medical imaging company fired a grandmother diagnosed with breast cancer, Paula Greisen advised that the firing was likely illegal under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Family Medical Leave Act.
Paula Greisen represented a nurse who was held “hostage” during an active shooter drill she was not informed was occurring, causing her to suffer great emotional distress as a police officer pretending to be a “gunman” invaded the nursing home where she worked.
After a school security guard spoke up about how a school shooting could have been prevented, Paula Greisen defended his rights as a whistleblower when the school district put him on administrative leave.
When a popular sushi restaurant discriminated against women employees, Paula Greisen fought for four women in a sexual harassment and gender discrimination claim.
After a school district illegally forced two school teachers to retire because of their age and disability, Paula Greisen took the school district to federal court.
Because a parking company at Denver International Airport refused to pay Black employees equal wages, Paula Greisen took on the case of a group of Black workers to win fair treatment.
If your employer has discriminated against you, please call us to see if we can help.