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The State of California and the federal government have very strict laws against discrimination on the job.
The law states that your employment opportunities cannot be limited because of discrimination by a supervisor, a boss, other employees, or a company.
Discrimination is Illegal.
No one may discriminate against you – whether you are a job seeker or an employee – because of:
- National Origin
- Sexual Orientation
Your employer also may not discriminate against you if you report discrimination in the workplace or if you participate in a discrimination investigation.
If your employer demotes you, lays you off, or fires you because of these things, they can get in additional legal trouble for retaliating against you.
Discrimination Does Not Belong in the Workplace
The law does not allow employment discrimination in any area, including:
- Hiring and firing
- Compensation, assignment, or classification of employees
- Transfer, promotion, lay-off, or firing
- Job advertisements
- Use of company facilities
- Training and apprenticeships
- Fringe benefits
- Pay, retirement plans, or disability leave
If You Are Discriminated Against
If the court finds that you are the victim of employment discrimination, your employer may owe you:
- Back pay
- Future pay
- Being hired
- Being promoted
- Being reinstated
- Reasonable accommodations made for you
- Attorney’s fees
- Court costs
Employment Discrimination Deadlines
There is a deadline (statutes of limitation) by which you must file an employment discrimination lawsuit. If you miss the deadline, you are giving up all rights to ever bring that case to court.
Deadlines vary, depending on your situation. They can range from 180 days to 300 days from the time of the initial violation.
Contact an Employment Discrimination Attorney
For the best result, it is important that you contact an employment discrimination attorney as soon as possible.
At Olan Law, we represent people who are victims of employment discrimination on a contingency basis. This means that you pay nothing until your case is resolved.
Contact David Olan at Olan Law for a free, confidential consultation.
FAQ: Employee Discrimination
Q: I was laid off and two weeks later my job was filled by someone much younger. Do I have a case?
A: You may have a case for age discrimination. If you are over the age of 40 and the person hired is younger but is doing the same job you were doing, that may be age discrimination.
Q: I work for a small business with only two employees. Do discrimination laws apply to me?
A: Most of the Federal and California FEHA discrimination laws may not apply to businesses with so few employees. The exception is the Equal Pay Act, which applies to all businesses regardless of their size. There also may be state common law claims that prohibit discrimination that do apply to you.
Q: How do I know if I have an employee discrimination case?
A: The best way to determine if you have an employee discrimination lawsuit is to consult an experienced employment discrimination attorney. Olan Law offers a free consultation. Once you tell us your situation, we will be able to tell you your legal options.