Both state and federal laws protect employees from discrimination in the workplace based on a number of personally identifying factors. Even with stringent rules and regulations in place, some employers continue making hiring, firing, promotion and compensation decisions based on factors other than ability and job performance. This is not only unfair, it is unlawful. If you feel you have been a victim of discrimination in the workplace, you have a right to pursue legal action. By standing up against injustice in the workplace, you are not only helping yourself, but others who may be facing similar treatment.
For more than 35 years, the attorneys of Gwilliam, Ivary, Chiosso, Cavalli & Brewer, in Oakland, California, have represented employees subject to discrimination in the workplace. Taking a stand against your employer can be intimidating. You may fear retaliation. We can help you to understand and protect your rights.
You do not have to tolerate discrimination in the workplace. Contact us to review your discrimination case at no charge.
Discrimination in the Workplace
Discrimination in the workplace takes many forms and can be based on many different biases depending on each individual employer. Our firm is prepared to help you stand up for your rights regarding:
- Age discrimination
- Gender discrimination
- Pregnancy discrimination
- Sexual preference discrimination
- Racial or country of origin discrimination
- Disability or pregnancy discrimination
- Religious discrimination
Having the Courage to Stand Up for What is Right
It takes a lot of courage to try to right a wrong, especially when you feel your job may be on the line. It is our duty, as your legal advocates, to support you through this process and help to protect you from retaliatory actions, such as wrongful termination or further harassment.
If you suspect you were fired, demoted, passed over due to unlawful discrimination, contact our law firm. Our San Leandro and Berkeley workplace discrimination lawyers are ready to help you understand the types of discrimination and your options.
Age Discrimination, Retaliation and Harassment
Age discrimination in California is prohibited under both federal and state law. These laws protect employees over 40 from being denied a job, promotion or from wrongful termination based on their age.
If you feel that you were forced out of your job or replaced at work because you were “too old,” our Oakland employment discrimination law attorneys can help you bring a case against your employer.
Racial Discrimination, Retaliation and Harassment
Do you feel you have been treated different from your coworkers due to your race or national origin? The Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects employees from being unfairly discriminated against due to their race or country of origin. Whether you are from Latin America, Mexico, Africa or the Middle East, you have a right to be treated like any other employee.
It can be difficult to know if you were passed over for a job because of your race. However, if you suspect this is the case, the skilled attorneys at our firm can evaluate your claim, investigate your case and help you fight for the compensation you deserve for the harm done to you.
Gender Discrimination, Retaliation and Harassment
There is still a glass ceiling in many business and women are often passed over for promotions or positions because of their sex. Discriminating against an employee because of his or her gender is unlawful.
If you have been denied a promotion or sexually harassed, we can assist you. Our Oakland employment discrimination law attorneys have extensive experience helping clients bring harassment, discrimination and family/medical leave claims against employers or co-workers.
Religious Discrimination, Retaliation and Harassment
Employers are prohibited from discriminating against an employee because of his or her religion. Your employer must also make reasonable accommodations for you to practice your religion, so long as it doesn’t place an undue hardship on the business. This could include scheduling to allow you to participate in a religious activity or allowing you to wear religious garments.
Our attorneys help clients who feel they are being treated differently at work because of their religion. Whether you were passed over for a promotion or have been harassed, we can help protect you and other victims by bringing a suit for discrimination against your employer.
Sexual Orientation Discrimination, Retaliation and Harassment
The law prohibits employers from discriminating against an employee due to his or her sexual orientation. Whether you are homosexual, bisexual or transgender, you have a right to a workplace free of discrimination or harassment.
Even if your employer believes you are homosexual and you are in fact heterosexual, you may have a claim against your employer. Our Oakland employment discrimination law attorneys can help you develop a case against your employer for the harm caused to you at work, whether you were denied a job, lost a promotion or treated differently from your coworkers.
Client Stories: Employer Discrimination
A plaintiff sued her employer after experiencing severe sexual harassment by her supervisor. The supervisor thought she resembled a well-known pornographic actress. Prior to trial in 2010 a confidential settlement was negotiated.
Result: Confidential settlement
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