Los Angeles Workplace Discrimination Lawyer
Employees have specific, valid rights when it comes to how they expect to be treated and compensated based on state and federal laws. Employers who refuse to hire, discharge, fail to promote, harass, bully, or discriminate against an individual with respect to a term, condition, or privilege of employment may be in violation of employment laws. Some examples of discrimination include denying equal employment opportunity or treating a person unfavorably or unfairly because the individual is of a certain group (race, color, national origin, religion, military status, age, gender), possesses personal characteristics associated with a certain group, or is associated with someone from a certain group.
Types of Workplace Discrimination
Some of the most common forms of workplace discrimination relate to the following:
- National origin
- Sexual orientation
- Military status
An employer must consider that employees have differing religious, ethical, and moral beliefs, and therefore must make practical accommodations for religious beliefs, observances, or practices unless this would cause excessive adversity for the employer. In relation to military status discrimination, unless an employer can prove a legal defense, an employer is required to reemploy an individual who takes a leave of absence from employment for certain time periods for military deployment, service, or training.
In some instances, employment discrimination based on national origin can relate to unfair treatment stemming from unjustified English-fluency requirements and English-only rules and policies. Another form of discrimination that many employees don't anticipate is sex discrimination that involves a woman being treated unfavorably because she is pregnant, or an employee being treated unfavorably due to not conforming to gender-based stereotypes.
Employment Attorney for Victims of Discrimination
If you feel your employer has discriminated against you, you have rights under state and federal laws. By enlisting the Matthews Law Firm, we can investigate your situation and establish a case on your behalf. Whatever situation you may find yourself in, calling our firm will allow you to utilize our vast experience in employment law and knowledge of labor laws in pursuing your case against workplace discrimination.
Retaliation discrimination is complex because it relates to a negative action or actions made against an individual due to opposing a discriminatory employment practice (race discrimination, military status discrimination), making complaints about discrimination, or assisting in the investigation of a complaint of discrimination. You can pursue justice, however, with the caring and determined representation of skilled legal team. To learn more,
contact a Los Angeles workplace discimination attorney at our firm today.