Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
Are you a worker that has had to deal with discrimination in the workplace? This is an issue that many people face. To help relieve some of the tension and the high rate of occurrences, various legislation has been enacted at the state and federal level. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was put in place to prevent against discrimination on various levels, making landmark changes in the United States. The bill was first addressed in the civil rights speech of John F. Kennedy. Prior to this time, those of different origins had been subject to segregation and unequal treatment.
Changes Under Title VII
While the bill made significant changes, it did not eradicate the problem all together, and many people still face the issues that were addressed decades ago. Under Title VII the issue of discrimination in the work environment was addressed; restricting employers from making biased decisions or treating employers differently for reasons that should be separate from their ability to carry out the job. It seeks to protect employees from discrimination based upon:
- National origin
Additionally, the law protects workers from discrimination for associating with others based upon those factors. If you have been the victim of workplace discrimination, it is crucial that you get protection and assistance from an experienced Los Angeles employment attorney. Returning to work each day can be very difficult for a victim of ongoing discrimination, whether they suffer through offensive joking, comments, failure to promote, or other types of discrimination.
Employment is very important; not only does it provide us with the financial ability to support ourselves and our families, but we develop friendships, relationships and take great pride in our efforts on behalf of our employers. When suffering from the terrible repercussions of discrimination, it can be a very distressing situation and we address these cases with discretion, careful negotiations, and with your future and financial health as our focus.
Los Angeles Employment Lawyer for Discrimination
No person who is employed should have to suffer discrimination; unfortunately it still takes place in a wide range of work environments throughout the L.A. area. Those who are victims of this type of activity often do not want to speak up, or fear retaliation if they do so. In light of these potential issues, your case should be carefully managed. You not only have protection under Title VII, you are also protected under California state law. The size of your employer's firm can affect how we can address your claim, either as a violation of Title VII or a California labor statute. With more than 22 years of experience in protecting the rights of individual employees, our firm has a great depth of understanding with regard to employment discrimination and Title VII claims.