Workplace Discrimination

Workplace Discrimination Attorney in Glendale

Glendale Discrimination Lawyer Standing up for Equality

Unfortunately, discrimination in the workplace is all too common, and can significantly threaten an individual’s safety, freedom, and equality in the workplace. For this reason, the California Fair Employment and Housing Act prohibits employers from discriminating against their employees based on a variety of factors. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is the federal agency that regulates and addresses workplace discrimination cases.

If you have become a victim of workplace discrimination, do not hesitate to get a skilled legal professional on your side. Call HBK Lawyers APC at (800) 576-4620 today for a free consultation!

It is illegal for an employer to discriminate against an employee based on any of the following:

  • Race
  • Color
  • National origin, ancestry, or genetic information
  • Religion
  • Political affiliation or activities
  • Physical or mental disability
  • Medical Condition (including AIDS/HIV)
  • Marital status
  • Sex or gender
  • Pregnancy or childbirth
  • Gender identity or gender expression
  • Sexual orientation
  • Age (40 and older)
  • Military or veteran status
  • Status as a victim of assault, stalking, or domestic violence

Workplace discrimination includes “disparate treatment,” “disparate impact,” and “harassment.” Disparate treatment refers to an employer providing certain benefits to some employees and not others based on any of the characteristics listed above, or an employer subjecting employees to a negative consequence based on any of the reasons listed above.

Disparate impact refers to an employer creating policies that favor or disadvantage some employees over others based on any of the protected characteristics listed above. Harassment is when an employer or coworker commits unwanted behavior of a hostile nature against another employee that is based on any of the characteristics listed above.

Learn more about sexual harassment on our page devoted to that topic.

Just a few examples of employment discrimination include:

  • An employer only promotes individuals of a certain gender, sex, or race
  • An employer only lays of older employees
  • An employer has refused to hire or promote an individual based on gender, race, or age
  • Instituting a time-off policy that disproportionally affects women on maternity leave than employees on other types of leave

Commonly Asked Questions

What Should I Do If I Experience Discrimination at Work?

If you experience discrimination at work, it's important to contact a legal professional who can help you navigate your rights and the steps to take. Our team at Law Offices of Haig B. Kazandjian offers a free consultation to discuss your situation and provide guidance on how to proceed with a discrimination claim. Furthermore, we're available around the clock to address your concerns.

How Does the California Fair Employment & Housing Act Protect Employees?

The California Fair Employment and Housing Act protects employees by making it illegal for employers to discriminate against them based on a variety of factors including race, gender, age, disability, and more. This law provides all employees with equal opportunities and fair treatment in the workplace, regardless of their personal characteristics.

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