People should never feel uncomfortable or unsafe at work, especially because of discriminatory practices. Unfortunately, workplace discrimination still exists, despite state and federal laws in place to prevent it from happening.
Often, people who suffer workplace discrimination face a choice – leave their job or stay and continue to be subjected to discrimination.
At JML Law, we want you to know that you have other choices. You do not have to suffer under discriminatory practices. When you need a Woodland Hills discrimination attorney, you can count on our knowledgeable and experienced team to get you the compensation you deserve.
What Does It Look Like?
Workplace discrimination goes beyond the two main types people think about – racial and gender discrimination. Take a look at the types of discrimination that are prohibited under state and federal law:
- Marital status
- Race and color
- Sexual orientation
- Gender identity
- Religion or creed
You can see that federal and state protections cover a wide range of types of discrimination. Historically, people have faced discrimination in the workplace for all of the items listed above. Unfortunately, that same discrimination still exists today. People often have trouble getting hired if they are in those groups. If they do get hired, they often are given lower paying jobs or are forced to work in unsafe conditions.
Workplace discrimination also limits a person’s ability to get promoted or receive pay raises.
Women who are pregnant or have recently given birth are further protected under the California Family Rights Act, which includes extended leave for a complicated pregnancy.
Many people suffering from workplace discrimination cannot simply quit and find another job. Many are working paycheck to paycheck and cannot jeopardize their financial livelihood. People hold on to their jobs, hoping that the discrimination will stop. Sometimes they are even terminated from their job when they do complain to management.
We want you to know that, if you are still employed in an environment that is discriminating against you, we will work to make sure that discrimination is stopped. Then, we will work to secure compensation for the following:
- back pay
- reinstatement (of you have been terminated)
- promotion if it is due
- legal fees and court costs
- pain and suffering damages
- punitive damages
What You Can Do
If you have suffered from or continue to endure workplace discrimination, we want you to know that state and federal law is on your side. Our discrimination attorneys in Woodland Hills will fight for your rights. At JML Law, we believe that everyone has the right to be treated fairly in the workplace, despite their race, color, age, sexuality, or any thing else that makes them an individual. We will stop at nothing to get to the bottom of your case and secure the compensation you deserve. You can contact us by clicking here or calling us at 818-610-8800 for a free consultation. Coming forward is the best way to stop workplace discriminatory behavior.
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Every case is unique and needs to be evaluated by our experienced lawyers. If you have been injured in a work-related accident, give us a call at 818-610-8800 or send us an email to schedule a free initial consultation. There is no risk to meet with us. We get paid only if we win your claim.