How To Respond To Workplace Discrimination
No one should ever have to experience discrimination in the workplace. Unfortunately, discriminatory workplace behaviors occur regularly in California.
At Licata & Yeremenko, our team is standing by to help if you need a California workplace discrimination attorney. We have a track record of success standing up for the rights of employees in the Los Angeles, Riverside, Ventura, and San Bernardino County areas. Our workplace discrimination attorneys have the resources necessary to fully investigate these claims and hold employers responsible for their actions.
What Does California Workplace Discrimination Look Like?
Workplace discrimination in California can be obvious, such as derogatory and discriminatory comments. However, the more likely scenario is that discrimination will occur subtly, somewhat under the radar, such as differential treatment. Discrimination in the workplace is prohibited under both state and federal laws. Under California law, s discrimination based on the following characteristics is prohibited:
- Genetic information
- Marital status
- National origin
- Sexual orientation
Federal Law Protects Employees
Discrimination can occur in all facets of the employee-employer relationship. Our employment law attorneys have experience helping clients who have faced discrimination in the following areas of employment:
- Hiring decisions
- Wages and benefits
- Terminations or layoffs
- Job assignments
- Disciplinary actions
- Promotion decisions
- Performance reviews
- Training opportunities
- Fringe benefits
Workplace discrimination can occur in all types of workplaces. This includes large employers that have established anti-discrimination guidelines as well as smaller employers, including family-owned and operated businesses. Our attorneys will properly evaluate your matter and provide you with appropriate guidance with regard to your specific situation.
Types Of Compensation Available For These Cases
There may be various types of compensation available to those who have experienced workplace discrimination. This can include, but is not limited to, the following:
- Recovery of any lost wages or benefits
- Payment of future lost earnings
- Reinstatement to a job (if desired or necessary)
- Court costs and legal fees
- Emotional distress damages
- Possible punitive damages
Contact Our Office Today
If you or somebody you love has faced discrimination in the workplace in California, the team at Licata & Yeremenko is ready to get to work on your behalf. When you need a California workplace discrimination attorney, you can contact us on this website for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 818-783-5757.