Many laws protect employees from having to suffer discrimination in the workplace. Discrimination can take many forms including:
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other laws require employers to accommodate employees and applicants for their disabilities. If employers are not following these rules they may be in violation of the law.
Employees may not be treated differently at work because of their religious practices, beliefs and/or associations with a religion. No matter what your beliefs may be, you should not be intimidated or treated differently because of your religion.
Gender discrimination is a very broad form of discrimination. One of the more common may be unequal pay for a woman who has the same experience as a male counterpart. There are many other types as well like sexual stereotyping It’s best to contact an attorney to learn more.
There are very clear laws regarding pregnancy and what employers can and can’t do for someone who has taken maternity leave, or is pregnant. If you were terminated after returning from maternity leave, denied time off or faced other issues at your work around your pregnancy or after the birth of your child, contact us to discuss your situation.
In many cases, it is illegal for an employer to discriminate based on age if you are over the age of 40. In many cases, a company can’t treat you differently from other employees based on your age even in the case of layoffs.
Sexual Orientation Discrimination
If you are LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender), you may have faced discrimination at work and in your personal life because of your sexual orientation. Whatever the case, it is never okay, especially in a work environment. If you were treated any differently at work, such as passed over for a promotion or paid unequally relative to your peers, you may have been discriminated against.
If you think that you have been treated unfairly at work due to your race, ethnicity or the color of your skin you may have a possible case against your employer.
If you feel you been discriminated against at work for any reason, give us a call at 415-982-8955 so we can learn more about the details of your situation. Remember, there is no charge of any kind unless you prevail.