How To Respond To Marital Status Discrimination
It is illegal for an employer in the state of California to discriminate against a person based on their marital status. Unfortunately, marital status discrimination occurs on a regular basis in California.
At Licata & Yeremenko, our team is standing by to help if you need a California marital status discrimination attorney by your side. If you believe that your employer has discriminated against you because of your marital status, we want to help you recover the compensation you deserve.
Federal And State Protection
California law provides strong protections for workers against marital status discrimination, including protections through the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA).
Marital status discrimination takes many forms. This type of discrimination can happen against persons of any gender, gender expression, gender identity and/or sexual orientation. Additionally, marital status discrimination can occur regardless of whether or not someone is:
- With a domestic partner
How Does Marital Status Discrimination Manifest Itself?
Marital status discrimination can manifest in various ways in workplaces throughout California. As with other types of discrimination in the workplace, it may not be easily detected. However, this type of discrimination may affect the following:
- Hiring decisions
- Training decisions
- Lower wages
- Less favorable job assignments
- Withholding promotions
- Disciplinary actions
- Termination or layoff decisions
Call Our Marital Status Discrimination Attorneys Today
If you or a loved one has faced discrimination in the workplace based on your marital status, reach out to the team at Licata & Yeremenko for help today. Our attorneys have extensive experience handling complex employment law cases throughout Los Angeles County, Orange County, Ventura County, Riverside County, and San Bernardino County areas, and we know what it takes to help clients recover the compensation they need. This could include coverage of:
- Past and future lost wages
- Emotional distress damages
- Possible reinstatement to a job (if applicable and desired )
- Court costs and legal fees