FIGHTING FOR VICTIMS OF WORKPLACE DISCRIMINATION
It is illegal for employers to discriminate against employees in the workplace. If you are being mistreated because of your membership in a protected class, it is important to contact an employment law attorney to make sure your rights are protected.
The lawyers at Hardin Law Group have been assisting Long Beach and Southern California clients with discrimination matters for several decades and understand how to navigate the complexities of the legal system to ensure professional, informed, and effective representation.
COMMITTED TO PROTECTING EMPLOYEE RIGHTS
No matter what type of employment issue you are facing, our employment law firm is here to help. We provide experienced representation in a wide range of discrimination cases. If you believe any of the following were factors in your dismissal, call Hardin Law Group today for a free and confidential consultation:
TYPES OF DISCRIMINATION
Have you been the victim of a “restructuring,” or laid off while younger, less experienced employees remain in their job?
Have you been terminated while on medical leave due to injury or illness? Have you been fired for filing a worker’s compensation claim, or have you been denied reasonable accommodation for your disability?
Are you being paid less than employees of the opposite gender while doing the same work? Have been denied promotional opportunities due to your sex?
Have you been teased at work or made to feel uncomfortable by derogatory comments about your place of birth, culture, or ancestry?
Have you been fired to avoid providing maternity leave, or told you that your job was no longer available after returning?
Have you encountered workplace discrimination or retaliation because of your race?
Have you been discriminated against based on your religion? Has your employer failed to respect religious holiday absences?
Have you been discriminated against, bullied, or denied advancement based on your sexual orientation?
CALIFORNIA AND FEDERAL DISCRIMINATION LAWS
According to federal laws, notably the Age Discrimination Act, the Equal Pay Act, Title VII of the Civil Right Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act, the employees of companies with headcounts of 15 or more are protected from workplace discrimination.
Timing/Requirements: You have to file a charge with the Equal Employment Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and file it within 180 days of the alleged violation, both of which need to be done before a private suit can be filed in court.
As for California, the state’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) protects employees of companies with five or more workers from harassment or discrimination from the above list and/or retaliation for protesting illegal discrimination.
Timing / Requirements: Obtain a Notice or Right to Sue and file a complaint within one year of the date of the alleged discriminatory act.
If a California employee was found to be illegally discriminated against, they can seek to recover the following damages:
- Past, present, and future lost wages. If, despite reasonable efforts, you are unable to find employment after your wrongful termination, you may be entitled to all wages you would have earned had you not been wrongfully terminated. If you find subsequent employment, but you earn less than what your prior employer paid, you are entitled to the difference.
- Emotional distress damages. Common examples of emotional distress include, depression, anxiety, sleeplessness, and other emotional and physical symptoms.
- Punitive damages. Which can be many times your compensatory damages and are used to set an example of the employer.
We Are Here To Fight For You
Workplace discrimination is unacceptable. If you feel you have been discriminated against, we are proud to offer free, confidential consultations for all potential clients, and we handle all cases on a contingency basis — so you will not pay any attorney’s fees unless you win. Connect with us today.
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