Can I sue my employer for unlawful discrimination?
There are only select types of discrimination that are considered illegal. Both federal and state laws require an employer to take swift action to safeguard its employees from unlawful discrimination. While an individual experiencing discrimination might feel powerless, anti-discrimination laws are among the most serious the United States. A discrimination free workplace is your basic civil right.
The various types of unlawful discrimination including discrimination based on: age, disability, gender, national origin, pregnancy, race/skin color, religion, and sexual orientation. This is not an exhaustive list.
There are, however, many types of unequal treatment that remain permissible, including discrimination based on an individual’s criminal history, attractiveness, baldness, or height. Distinguishing between legal and illegal types of discrimination is sometimes difficult. Overt forms of discrimination – such as offensive remarks – are not as common in the present day workplace as subtle, passive aggressive forms of discrimination that are just as harmful. Employers also rarely admit to wrongful conduct. To avoid liability, employers attempt to hide their illegal actions under the guise of legitimate business decisions.
Engaging a qualified attorney as quickly as possible will increase your chances of obtaining a favorable outcome because it will enable us to begin building a file of important information and evidence needed to effectively represent you.
If you have been wrongfully terminated for discriminatory reasons, contact one of our attorneys immediately. California has strict deadlines for initiating legal action.