Everyone deserves a fair and equal chance at employment and a work environment free from workplace discrimination. If you have the required skills, knowledge and education to qualify for a position, there should be nothing standing in your way from acquiring the position you deserve. Other factors that are out of your control such as age or race should not be used against you. If you feel you have been unlawfully discriminated against and you were either terminated, not hired or promoted because of this in any part of California, contact a Los Angeles and California employment law firm or attorney today.
Have you or a loved one been a victim of Workplace Discrimination? It is essential to contact our Beverly Hills Lawyers. California employment law lawyers at the Law Offices of Steven M. Sweat, APC are here to help if you or someone close to you has been treated unfairly and discriminated against at work.
In California, including Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura and San Diego, it is illegal to discriminate against any employee due to any of the following:
* Sexual Orientation
* Ethnic Background
To discriminate against older individuals and not hire them or terminate them simply because they are older than a certain age is illegal in California. The ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) is a federal law which covers California as well as all the states in America. This law prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities when it comes to job opportunities. In California, the state law is known as the Fair Employment and Housing Act – also known as FEHA – which covers a number of different things, not just disability. Both California state law and federal law protects individuals from being discriminated against based on their race as well. If you feel you have been discriminated against for any of these things in Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura, San Diego or other California cities, contact our Beverly Hills employment attorneys and lawyers.
In California, FEHA also protects pregnant women from being discriminated against when it comes to hiring and firing at a place of employment, along with federal Title VII laws. California state law also protects employees from being discriminated against when it comes to their sexual orientation. Additionally, according to the Equal Pay Act, it is illegal to not hire or fire someone based on gender, or pay them less than what you would pay someone else of the opposite sex who possesses the exact same skills, experience, and education.
Have you or a loved one been a victim of Workplace Discrimination? It is essential to contact our Beverly Hills Lawyers. California employment law lawyers at the Law Offices of Steven M. Sweat are here to help if you or someone close to you has been treated unfairly and discriminated against at work.