Los Angeles Workplace Discrimination
Have you or someone you know been a victim of workplace discrimination?
Under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), California provides a broad spectrum of anti-discrimination protections for employees, applicants, unpaid interns, volunteers, or contractors.
At Ghozland Law Firm, we understand the struggle of feeling discriminated against in the workplace. Whether you have been treated differently based on your race, sex, disability status, national origin, or other protected characteristics, our experienced attorneys are here to fight for justice and fairness on your behalf. We will ensure that you receive the full benefits from California's anti-discrimination laws under FEHA.
Our legal team will help you walk through each step of the process and create a strong case to protect your rights as an employee or contractor. We guarantee quality representation by providing personalized attention and guidance every step of the way. Our goal is to provide you with resources and support to help you pursue justice so that no victim of discrimination ever feels alone.
Types of Discrimination
Working for a company, large or small, there may be a time when you are faced with a circumstance of unfair treatment. There are many forms of discrimination and under the FEHA, it is illegal for an employer to discriminate against the protected categories featured, but not limited to:
- National origin
- Sexual Orientation
- Sex and Gender
If you feel like your workplace is unfairly discriminating against you due to one of the protected categories listed above, it may be time to act. Your first step should be to document any incidents that have taken place and collect evidence if possible.
This can include emails, text messages, witness statements, etc. You will also want to reach out to a lawyer who specializes in labor law or employment discrimination for advice on how best to proceed with filing a formal complaint with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH).
The DFEH has an intake process for reviewing discrimination complaints which involves a review by an investigator. If they determine there is enough evidence that discriminatory practices have occurred, they will file a lawsuit and seek damages on your behalf. It is important to note that any legal action against an employer can be a lengthy process and the outcome can be unpredictable.
Discrimination in the workplace should never be tolerated, and if you feel like you are facing unfair treatment due to a protected characteristic, it's important to act. Working with an experienced employment discrimination lawyer can help ensure that you get the justice you deserve.
At Ghozland Law Firm, we are committed to fighting for the rights of all employees and contractors who have experienced workplace discrimination. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced attorneys and let us help you on the path to justice. Together, we can make sure your voice is heard and your rights are protected.
If you have been the victim of workplace discrimination at any time, please contact us today. We will provide you with a free consultation and help get you started on the path to justice. Protecting your rights is our top priority. Let Ghozland Law Firm be your partner in fighting for fairness and equality in the workplace.
At Ghozland Law Firm, your protection is our top priority. Our skilled legal team is determined to provide you with the best representation to ensure that your voice is heard, and your rights are protected.
Racial Discrimination in any form is a violation of an individual’s basic right to equality. In the workplace, discrimination based on race involves treating an employee, applicant, intern, or contractor differently due to their race. Whether the discrimination is hostile or accidental, the result can leave a lasting impact on your life.
If you believe that you have been a victim of racial discrimination in the workplace, it is important to know your rights and legal remedies. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces laws that prohibit workplace discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetic information. This includes forms of harassment or other types of discrimination based on race or skin color. It is illegal for an employer to deny job opportunities to individuals due to their race or ethnicity.
There are several steps you can take if you feel like you have experienced racial discrimination in the workplace:
- Speak with your supervisor about the incident(s). If that does not resolve the problem, proceed to the next step.
- File a complaint with the EEOC and any state or local agencies that may have jurisdiction over the issue.
- Obtain legal representation, if necessary, as discrimination cases can be complicated to prove. An experienced attorney can help you navigate through the process and ensure that your rights are protected throughout the entire process.
- Document every incident of discrimination in writing – include details such as dates, times, names of those involved, etc. It is important to keep detailed records so you can refer back to them later if needed.
It is also important to note that filing a discrimination claim does not necessarily guarantee success or resolution; however, it is important to take a stand and protect your rights. It is illegal for an employer to retaliate against an employee who has filed a complaint, so if you are retaliated against in any way, it is important to seek legal advice as soon as possible.
If you believe that you have experienced racial discrimination in the workplace, you must understand your legal rights and remedies so that you can act. Taking a proactive approach is the best way to ensure justice and protect yourself from future harm. With the right representation and support, you will be able to pursue your case with confidence and work towards obtaining a favorable outcome.
Experiencing racial discrimination in the workplace is not only painful, but it is a blatant violation of both state and federal laws. There are legal remedies in place to ensure that you can fully pursue your legal rights. At Ghozland Law Firm we believe in protecting your rights and working with you to figure out the best outcome for your situation.
National Origin Discrimination
National Origin Discrimination is unfair treatment from an employer or potential employer that is based on ethnicity, ancestry, culture, and language. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act protects victims of national origin discrimination as well as any form of workplace harassment that may include prejudice against the national origin of your spouse or significant other.
National origin discrimination can take many forms. It may include verbal or physical harassment due to a person’s accent, culture, native language, or perceived ethnic background. You could be passed over for job promotions or opportunities because of your national origin or even denied the chance to apply for a job based on it. If you believe that you have been treated unfairly at work due to your national origin, then you may have a valid legal claim.
Unfortunately, national origin discrimination remains prevalent in today's workplace - so much so that it affects millions of American workers each year. Don't let yourself become another statistic: know your rights and seek help if necessary. Our team is here to protect individuals who have experienced this form of discrimination and ensure that their rights are respected.
Don't hesitate to reach out if you believe you have been the victim of national origin discrimination - we will fight for your justice and uphold your rights. Contact us today for more information on how we can help. Together, we can make sure that everyone enjoys the same rights and opportunities in the workplace.
Discrimination based on national origin denies equal opportunity to those in pursuit of a career whether it be hiring, termination, or any other condition of employment. Contact our team today to ensure that you stand up for your right to equal opportunity.
Both state and federal law makes it illegal for an employer to discriminate against an employee, applicant, intern, or contractor who suffers from a protected disability whether it is mental or physical. Disability discrimination occurs in many forms, it can prevent an applicant from qualifying for a job, it can lead to an unlawful termination, and it can arise when an employer does not reasonably accommodate an employee with a qualifying disability.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects disabled people’s right to equal opportunities in employment. The law prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities, as well as those perceived to have a disability. It requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities and makes it unlawful for an employer to retaliate against an employee who requests reasonable accommodation or files a complaint of discrimination.
Employees may be protected under the ADA if they can perform essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation, which includes changes or adjustments that allow them to do their job despite having a disability. For example, if an employee has trouble reaching high shelves due to a physical disability, the employer may need to provide them with access equipment such as a step stool or ladder to help them do the job.
The ADA also requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations for employees with mental health disabilities or physical impairments that substantially limit major life activities. This includes providing access to resources such as counseling and special programs or allowing flexible work schedules. Employers must also make sure they offer equal opportunities in hiring, promotion, and training to those with disabilities.
Employees who believe their rights have been violated under the ADA can file a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or contact an experienced employment lawyer for legal advice and representation.
It's important to remember that it is illegal for an employer to retaliate against an employee for making a discrimination claim, so it's important for workers to speak up if they feel their rights have been violated. By understanding their rights and the protections offered under the ADA, employees can ensure that their workplace is free from discrimination and harassment.
Discrimination in the workplace against a disabled employee is illegal under federal law through the Americans with Disabilities Act as well as the Rehabilitation Act. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against because of a disability, contact our team today to get a better understanding of the legal remedies available to you.
Treating an employee or applicant differently because of their age is a violation of federal law. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), a federal law, makes it unlawful for employers with 20 or more employees to discriminate against anyone over the age of 40.
In addition to the ADEA, state laws, and some local ordinances may provide additional rights. For example, in California, it is illegal for employers to discriminate against people over 40 when making hiring decisions or take any adverse employment action against them.
The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is the primary enforcement agency of the ADEA and other federal anti-discrimination laws. It investigates complaints of age discrimination and takes appropriate legal action if a violation has occurred. Individuals who feel they were discriminated against can file a complaint with the EEOC within 180 days of the alleged violation.
Age Discrimination is an important issue that needs to be addressed to ensure equal opportunities for everyone regardless of their age. Employers should take all necessary steps to ensure they are compliant with all applicable laws, including state and local ordinances. Furthermore, employees should be aware of their rights and not hesitate to take appropriate legal action if discrimination occurs.
It is important for employers and employees alike to understand the relevant laws and regulations to prevent any potential age discrimination. It is through knowledge, understanding, and compliance that we can create a fair work environment free from discrimination.
The protections afforded by the ADEA prevent discrimination against candidates during the application process and employees with respect to compensation, evaluations, benefit packages, potential promotions, and wrongful termination. Discrimination based on age can prevent an employee or applicant from achieving a successful career. Contact our office to find out what actions you can take today.
Religious Discrimination is a violation of your constitutional right to practice religion freely. In the workplace, discrimination based on religion involves treating an employee or job applicant differently due to their religious beliefs or practices. If you feel as though you have been discriminated against due to your religious beliefs or practices, contact our law office today to learn the legal remedies that you can pursue.
Sexual Orientation Discrimination
In the state of California, the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) makes it illegal for an employer to discriminate against an employee for his or her sexual orientation. FEHA also protects employees from assumptions employers may make about their sexual orientation. If your job has been affected by an employer’s bias against your sexual orientation, Ghozland Law Firm is here to help protect your rights.
Religious discrimination in the workplace can take many forms. It could be an employer treating an employee differently because of religious beliefs or practices, a job applicant not being hired due to their faith, or harassment based on an individual’s religion. Regardless of the form it takes, any type of discrimination based on religion is illegal and against your rights.
If you feel as though you have been a victim of religious discrimination, it is important to contact a lawyer right away to understand your legal options. A knowledgeable attorney can evaluate the facts surrounding your case and explain what remedies are available for relief. Depending on the circumstances, these may include filing an administrative complaint with a government agency such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or filing a lawsuit in court.
No matter what your situation, you have the right to practice your religion freely and without discrimination. If you believe that you have been discriminated against in the workplace due to your religious beliefs or practices, contact our law office today for a free consultation. An experienced attorney can help ensure that your rights are protected and provide guidance on how best to proceed with your case. Don’t hesitate – to get the representation you deserve now!
Sex and Gender Discrimination
Sex and Gender Discrimination in the workplace is illegal in the state of California. Although the fight for equality has reached new heights, there are still circumstances today where people face unfair treatment based on their sex or gender identity.
No one should ever face discrimination in the workplace based on their sex or gender. In California, this type of discrimination is illegal. Unfortunately, there are still many cases where individuals experience unfair treatment due to their biological sex or gender identity.
If you feel that you have been discriminated against at work because of your sex or gender, it's important to understand what legal actions you can take. This could include filing a claim for wrongful termination, inadequate wages, sexual harassment, pregnancy discrimination, and more.
To learn more about how we can help you fight back against discrimination in the workplace and protect your rights as an employee in California, contact our team today. We will provide all the resources and guidance necessary to ensure that justice is served. Together, we can help make sure that everyone is treated equally and with respect in the workplace.
No one should ever be discriminated against in the workplace based on their gender or sex. Everyone should have the right to work and earn a living without fear of unfair treatment. In California, this type of discrimination is illegal and subject to legal action if the rights of an individual are violated.
If you believe that your rights as an employee have been compromised due to biased treatment based on your biological sex or gender identity, you must understand what legal steps you can take. This could include filing a claim for wrongful termination, inadequate wages, sexual harassment, pregnancy discrimination, and more. Our team specializes in protecting the rights of employees who experience unlawful discrimination in California, and we are here to help.
Discrimination based on sex or gender may result in an unfair wage gap, sexual harassment, wrongful termination, or pregnancy discrimination. To find out the legal steps that you can take, contact our team today.
Discriminating against an individual, employee, or applicant, because they are pregnant is illegal in the state of California. Under the California Pregnancy Disability Leave Law (PDLL) employers in California are required to provide up to four months of paid leave for employees that are incapacitated during pregnancy. Whenever an employee returns from their paid leave, employers are required to place them in either the same or a comparable position at the same salary.
The California Pregnancy Disability Leave Law (PDLL) was established to protect pregnant employees and applicants who have been discriminated against. Under this law, employers are required to provide up to four months of paid leave for employees who become incapacitated due to their pregnancy. Upon the employee's return from the leave, employers must place them back in either the same position or a comparable one with the same salary as before.
The PDLL also ensures that all necessary medical care is available for any pregnancy-related issues and provides job protection for those that need it. This means that employers cannot discriminate based on an employee’s current or past pregnancies when considering hiring or promotions. Additionally, they must make reasonable accommodations within reason if requested by the employee.
By ensuring that pregnant employees are treated fairly, the PDLL helps to create a safe and respectful work environment for all workers in California. Employers need to be aware of their responsibilities under this law so that they can ensure they are providing a supportive workplace for their employees. Doing so will help protect your business from potential legal action while creating an equitable and inclusive workplace.
Filing a Discrimination Claim
If you are a victim of discrimination in the workplace in any form, there are steps you can take to enact justice.
- Seek Legal Advice. With the evidence collected, it is recommended to consult a qualified employment lawyer or legal aid organization that specializes in workplace discrimination cases. They can help guide you through the process of filing a formal complaint with the relevant authorities and advise on what other actions may need to be taken. It is important to remember that, even if an investigation reveals unlawful discrimination has occurred, it does not necessarily mean justice will be served without further action from the victim.
- File a Complaint with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH). The DFEH is responsible for protecting Californians from illegal harassment and discrimination in employment and housing matters. Victims are encouraged to file their complaints within one year of the date of the alleged discrimination, harassment, or retaliation. The DFEH will then investigate the claim and determine whether any action needs to be taken. The DFEH can also provide mediation services for claimants to resolve disputes without filing a formal complaint.
- File a Lawsuit. If your employer fails to address the problem or if you are unsatisfied with the outcome of the investigation, you may file a lawsuit against them in civil court. An experienced employment lawyer can help guide you through this process and explain what will be expected of you throughout the proceedings. You must act quickly, as California has strict time limits on filing lawsuits related to workplace discrimination claims.
- Stay Informed. Once the complaint is filed, stay informed about the progress and any changes that may occur with your case. The DFEH or your attorney will be able to provide updates on the status of your claim. Additionally, make sure to keep all your evidence organized in one place so it is easily accessible if needed.
By following these steps, victims of workplace discrimination in Los Angeles can ensure that justice is served, and their rights are upheld. Doing research, gathering evidence, and seeking legal advice are essential components for the successful resolution of a discrimination claim. With patience and persistence, those wrongfully treated can find the relief they deserve.