Discrimination

TYPES OF DISCRIMINATION

Employment discrimination is still a major issue in the workplace even though California law prohibits it. Employment discrimination is based on either:

⇒ Gender

⇒ Race

⇒ National origin

⇒ Religion

⇒ Age

⇒ Disability

⇒ Sexual Orientation

DISCRIMINATORY CONDUCT

Employers who hire, promote, discipline, or train employees based on traits such as gender, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, race, religion, or membership in other social groups rather than on employees’ merits or qualifications may be found in violation of state and federal employment discrimination laws.

Employment discrimination includes employment decisions based on stereotypes or assumptions about the abilities, traits, or performance capacity of individuals who are part of a particular gender, age group, or ethnicity.

Employment discrimination doesn’t have to be intentional to be illegal.

DAMAGES

Victims of employment discrimination may be entitled to recover lost wages and benefits, compensation for emotional distress, attorneys’ fees and costs, punitive damages. Victims also may receive reinstatement to employment or promotion.

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If you feel that you have been discriminated against, contact us for a free consultation.