As much as we would love to think that discrimination is a thing of the past, the fact is that even the #metoo movement has not eradicated discrimination in the workplace. Every year, thousands of California workers are subjected to discrimination by an employer or co-worker. Employers may pass over women for promotions, or refuse to hire someone with a disability. Co-workers may sexually harass their peers based on race, or may get preferential treatment from the employer.
There are many forms of discrimination, and all of them are terrible, shameful, and illegal. At For All Workers, we represent clients who are victims of discrimination. We want you to understand your legal rights and the protections offered by state and federal laws. Further, we want to help you build a case and get the justice you deserve. No one should be discriminated against.
Discrimination Claims in California
Discrimination claims result from many situations, relationships, and violations. At For All Workers, we help clients with claims related to discrimination based on:
- National Origin
- Sexual Orientation
- Medical Condition
- Marital Status
Discrimination based on any of these factors is a violation of labor laws, and is a violation of your individual rights. There are several laws that protect you from discrimination, including:
- The California Fair Pay Act
- The California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA)
- The California Family Rights Acts (CFRA)
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
- The Age Discrimination in Employment Act
- Rehabilitation Act
- Family Medical Leave Act
These laws are governed by organizations like the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Office of Special Counsel, and the Merit Systems Protection Board. It is important that you explore these laws and how they are governed if you are concerned about discrimination in your workplace.
Taking a Stand Against Discrimination
Many employees are afraid to stand up and take action against an employer. Even filing a complaint with human resources can be a scary prospect. Of course, there is always fear of retaliation, and we all want to keep our jobs. Sadly, when employees do not take a stand, discrimination is allowed to continue and often will only get worse.
The good news is that you are not alone. At For All Workers, we offer skilled legal guidance for workers who have experienced any form of discrimination. We understand state and federal laws, and will work hard to ensure that your rights are upheld. We will stand beside you every step of the way and will find the best options for your discrimination case.