Discrimination Attorney in Southern California
Discrimination in the workplace is the practice of favoring certain employees over others on the basis of things like race, ethnicity, religion or gender. When job promotions, pay raises and other job benefits are denied to employees based on anything other than job performance, they may be able to take legal action against their employer. Discrimination in the workplace is a serious violation of employee rights that, sadly, takes place more often than it should.
If you have been a victim of employment discrimination anywhere in the Southern California region, we urge you to contact a Southern California discrimination claims attorney at our Orange County law firm for a free and confidential case evaluation. You may be entitled to compensation, policy changes, and other remedies.
Our lawyers handle all type of workplace discrimination claims, including:
- Age discrimination
- Gender or sex discrimination
- Sexual orientation discrimination
- Disability discrimination (which usually involves failure to accommodate someone with a disability)
- Race discrimination
- National origin discrimination
- Religious discrimination
Race discrimination is defined as treating individuals differently in their employment because of their race, color, or ethnic origin. If this leads to a rejection for employment, firing, or other harm in employment, then the employee may have cause for legal action. For example, it may be discovered that equally qualified employees of a different race are given higher pay or better sales territories.
There are several statutes at both the state and federal levels that an employee harmed by racial discrimination can use to assert their rights against their employer, either in court or before an administrative agency. One of our Orange County discrimination lawyers can help you take the steps necessary to resolve the issue and determine which course of action is appropriate for your specific circumstances.
Sex or gender discrimination is generally illegal, and can cause compensable damages to employees by denying jobs, equal pay, benefits, promotions, or other things associated with successful employment. By treating employees differently in the workplace specifically because they are physically or biologically a woman or man, an employer demonstrates "sexual" discrimination. Doing the same thing based on behavioral characteristics, such as "masculinity" or "femininity", is "gender" discrimination. Even if there is no direct threat to the employee's job, sexual harassment can also be considered a form of discrimination.
A Southern California discrimination claims lawyer at our firm may handle your employment discrimination case on a contingency fee basis, which means that you pay no legal fees unless we are successful in recovering compensation for you.
Compensation for Victims of Employment Discrimination
Compensation in discrimination cases may include back pay, front pay, policy changes, reasonable accommodation, actual damages, damages for emotional distress, and punitive damages. No limits exist on the amount of emotional distress damages or punitive damages you may recover in a discrimination case.
If you are the victim of discrimination at work in Orange County, San Diego, Los Angeles, or Riverside, California, talk to a Southern California discrimination claims attorney about the specific facts of your situation in a free and confidential case review and consultation at your earliest opportunity.
Contact a Southern California discrimination claims lawyer at the firm today.