Workplace Discrimination Lawyer
Attorneys for Workers Who Are The Victims of Discrimination at Work
The laws of this country aim to protect their citizens from discrimination by the government itself and also by private companies that employ those citizens. Anti-discrimination laws are in place throughout the country, including in California, and they protect individuals who are members of protected classes. Employers cannot discriminate against their employees on the basis of race, gender, age, disability, or pregnancy. These protected classes have differing standards of review by a court and also have many different laws that provide their legal protection. These cases can be complicated, but an experienced Los Angeles Discrimination attorney can help you navigate the waters of a workplace discrimination claim.
Types of Discrimination
Discrimination against a protected class can happen in many different ways. One of the most obvious forms of discrimination is in termination. If an employee is let go after revealing that they are pregnant, or is discriminated against for their religion and then fired, they will likely have a claim against their employer. Systemic discrimination in hiring is also usually apparent. If members of a certain protected class, such as an ethnic minority, are routinely passed over for positions in spite of their qualifications, a class action suit can be brought against the employer. Another common form of discrimination is in wages. Paying women less than their male counterparts is gender discrimination. There are many other types of discrimination of course, including assignment, location, promotion, and other factors. When any of these decisions is made based on someone’s race, ethnicity, gender, religious practices, age, or disability, the employee has been discriminated against.
Laws That Protect Against Discrimination
The laws that protect the employee are numerous and diverse. The most basic protection comes from interpretation of the Constitution of the United States, but can also be found in federal and state statutes, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Equal Pay Act. The interrelation of these laws and understanding the decades of case law that interpret them can be a complicated task, which is why you should only trust your employment discrimination case to experienced workplace discrimination attorneys in Los Angeles.
The damages that an employee can seek in these cases will also vary. The primary types of relief are monetary damages in the form of loss of wages and punitive damages to punish the offending company. However, courts can also order injunctions against the company who discriminated against the employee.
Have Your Case Reviewed by an Attorney
If you suspect that you have been the victim of employment discrimination, you need to speak with an attorney as soon as possible. There are statutory limits to the amount of time that can lapse after the discrimination occurred. If you do not file your claim in time, you may be unable to bring it in the future. Here at Yadegar Minoofar & Soleymani LLP, our experienced attorneys can help you determine whether it would be advisable to bring a claim against your employer for workplace discrimination.