Employers must comply with federal laws prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, genetic status, and disability.
Employers must also comply with California’s laws prohibiting discrimination based on those factors as well as sexual orientation and gender identity.
Most workplace disputes center around whether the decisions made about the employee were “based on” some discriminatory factor, or some other factor. Both federal and state laws allow discrimination cases to go forward, even when illegal discrimination was “only one” of the reasons for the employment decision.
Discriminatory practices include bias in hiring, promotion, job assignment, termination, compensation, retaliation, and various types of harassment.
If you feel that your employer engaged in illegal discrimination, our firm offers consultation, advice, and representation with your discrimination claim. We can assist both with the government agency processing of your discrimination claim, as well as with litigation of your claim.