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Employer discrimination refers to the unfair or unequal treatment of employees or job applicants based on their race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, or any other protected characteristic.


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What Should I Do If I’m Experiencing Employer Discrimination?

If you believe you are being discriminated against at work, the first action you should take is to try to settle the situation through your Human Resources department. If you fail to take this crucial step, your employer will almost certainly claim that they were unaware of any discrimination against you because you never raised the issue or filed a complaint. If your employer refuses to address the problem, you should immediately contact workplace discrimination lawyers. All of our consultations are completely free and private. We can explain your rights to you and, if necessary, assist you in acquiring the evidence you’ll need to support your case.

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What Are My Rights as an Employee in California?

California is the nation’s most employee-friendly state. The state recognizes the most extensive list of employee-protected categories.

California, on the other hand, is an at-will employment state. That implies your employer can dismiss you (with some exceptions) without providing you with a cause, and you can quit without giving notice. However, if you are a member of one of the protected groups listed below and are discriminated against or fired, you have the right to file a lawsuit against your employer.

However, you must contact us as soon as possible in order to have the greatest outcomes.

If your employer discriminates against you because of these categories, they are breaking the law, and you, the employee, can sue them for discrimination.

  • Race
  • Ethnicity
  • Nationality
  • Gender
  • Gender Expression
  • Religious Beliefs
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Marital Status
  • Disability
  • We take client care seriously. We maintain longstanding relationships with our clients, offering advice and counsel far into the future. Our firm’s positive testimonials attest to our commitment to client satisfaction.
  • We have genuine case results. Our case results demonstrate what hard work and dedication can achieve. Our discrimination attorneys can fight for fair compensation on your behalf using our resources, experience, and knowledge.
  • We only charge clients if we win. Our employment law clients do not have to pay for our services out of pocket. We strive to make legal representation available to all workers in California by offering it on a contingency fee basis.

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Why Hire Our Discrimination Attorneys?

Hiring a discrimination attorney can be beneficial if you believe you have been the victim of employer discrimination. Here are some reasons why you may want to hire a discrimination attorney:

We provide valuable support and guidance to help you protect your rights and seek justice if you have been the victim of employer discrimination.


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Filing an Employment Discrimination Claim

Filing an employment discrimination claim involves several steps, and the process can vary depending on the laws and regulations in your country or state. Here is a general overview of the steps involved:

  • Document the discrimination: Keep detailed records of the actions, including dates, times, and any witnesses or evidence that support your claim.
  • Contact an attorney: Consider hiring an employment discrimination attorney who can advise you on your legal rights and options.
  • File a complaint with your employer: If possible, report the discrimination to your employer's HR department or management team. Many companies have a formal complaint process that you can follow.
  • File a charge with a government agency: If your employer does not resolve the issue, you may need to file a charge of discrimination with a government agency, such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in the United States. This agency will investigate the claim and may try to mediate a settlement between you and your employer.
  • File a lawsuit: If the government agency cannot resolve the issue or if you choose to pursue legal action independently, you may need to file a lawsuit against your employer. Your attorney can advise you on the legal requirements and procedures involved in filing a lawsuit.

Employment Rights Attorneys in LA

We are committed to standing up for the rights of all workers, whether blue or white-collar, and we are ready to put our extensive resources to work for you to help you get the compensation and justice you deserve if you have been wronged on the job. Do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

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Harassment on the basis of a person's refusal to engage in sexual activity can take many forms, ranging from unwanted sexual advances to the denial of employment opportunities.

Whistleblower Retaliation

Whistleblowers are employees who report the unlawful actions of their employer to the proper authorities. Whistleblowers are legally protected from employer retaliation..


Were you illegally discriminated against at work based on your age, race, religion, or gender? Were you denied a promotion or fired based on these factors?

(FMLA) & Disability

We assist workers who have been mistreated because of their disabilities or denied leave under the FMLA. Meet with our attorneys today if you need help..

Wrongful Termination

We hold employers accountable who fire employees for illegitimate and illegal reasons. Contact us whether your employer created a hostile work environment or fired you..

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Frequently Asked Questions

A: Age discrimination is treating an individual unfairly or differently because of their age. This can include denying employment, promotions, or training opportunities based on age.

A: In the United States, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) prohibits employment discrimination against individuals who are 40 years of age or older. Some states may have additional laws protecting against age discrimination.

A: Yes, age discrimination can occur during any stage of the employment process, including hiring. For example, an employer may choose not to hire someone based solely on their age, even if they are otherwise qualified for the position.

A: If you believe you have been a victim of age discrimination, you should speak with an employment lawyer or file a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC investigates claims of discrimination and may take legal action against employers who violate anti-discrimination laws.

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