Discrimination in the Workplace

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Both state and federal laws protect employees in California from discrimination in the workplace. Employers are forbidden from discriminating against an employee based on the employee’s race, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, religion, age, pregnancy, or disability.

At The Law Office of Thomas E. Rockett, III, we represent employees in Southern California who have suffered unlawful discrimination on the job. With more than 25 years of experience, our Irvine employment lawyer has a thorough understanding of state and federal employment laws in order to properly review your case and determine all of your available legal options to obtain the justice you deserve.

What is Considered Unlawful Employment Discrimination?

To order to be successful in a job discrimination claim, the employee must prove that his or her employer took an adverse employment action against the employee, and that the action was motivated by discrimination. Evidence of discrimination can often be found in biased remarks by managers, supervisors, and co-workers or hiring practices. In addition, workplace statistics can demonstrate that specific policies or practices have a direct impact on certain groups.

Types of adverse employment actions include:

  • Termination or firing
  • Constructive discharge
  • Reduction in pay
  • Demotion
  • Denying advancement or promotion
  • Failure to interview or hire
  • Any other employment decision which materially affects the employment terms and conditions

Ready to Protect Your Rights Today

In California, employees have one year from the discriminatory action to file with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH). Our Irvine employment lawyer can investigate your claim and collect evidence necessary to build a strong case just for you.

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