Discrimination against employees in California is illegal – both Federal and State governments strictly forbid the mistreatment of workers, based on your civil rights. It is hard to believe that discrimination against ordinary working people continues to this day, but the sad reality is that it still exists. If you have been discriminated against by your employer or during a job application process, you can talk to one of our experienced Anaheim discrimination lawyers at 818-610-8800 and let us help you receive the compensation you deserve.
A lot of times when referring to discrimination, you see it in the workplace. The Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII makes it unlawful to discriminate in hiring, discharge, promotion, referral, and other facets of employment based on diversity.
Employment discrimination happens when an employer – or potential employer if you are applying for work – treats you badly or fires you because of your:
Every one of these forms of employee discrimination listed above has the potential to create a hostile work environment. A hostile work environment ultimately interferes with an employee’s work performance and creates a difficult or offensive work setting that no one should ever be subjected to today. This means that, if you are covered by any of these protected characteristics, employers cannot:
If they do any of these to you, they are breaking the law and must be held to account. Recent cases of employment discrimination include a married woman being refused a promotion because her employer thinks her husband earns more money; a Muslim woman being fired for exercising her right to wear the hijab; an African-American teenager being refused a job because the interviewer held racist beliefs.
The Californian law allows employees to be fired “at will”, meaning you can legally be fired for any reason or no reason at all. However, this does not allow your boss to fire you for any of the reasons listed above – to do so is illegal and they must not be allowed to get away with it. If you have been fired or treated badly at your job due to any of these reasons – even if you have an “at will” contract, contact your Anaheim JML Law discrimination attorney today at 818-610-8800 to discuss how we can file a suit on your behalf.
The latest statistics for employment discrimination lawsuits were released in 2017 by the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and show the percentage of all workplace discrimination lawsuits by category:
In 2017 alone, the EEOC secured almost $400 million for victims of illegal workplace discrimination.
Find as much evidence as you can to back up your case – it can be difficult to prove employment discrimination by your employer, as they can often try to give a different reason for treating you badly or firing you. If you are not sure how to do this, call JML Law at 818-610-8800 for a free initial confidential consultation. We have a successful track record of winning financial and punitive damages for our clients who have been the victims of discrimination, both in Anaheim and across Orange County. No matter if the case is settled out of court or in front of a judge, we will work our hardest to represent you and your interests. Financial damages cover lost wages, emotional distress, and attorney fees, while punitive damages can also be used to punish employers who are found to be discriminating against employees or job applicants.
At Anaheim employee discrimination attorneys we help serve and protect our clients against unlawful employment discrimination. Even after the fact, we ensure to prevent any form of retaliation. Our professionals will guide you every step of the way and remain loyal to bringing you the justice you deserve.
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