Practice Areas: Workplace Discrimination

When it comes to discrimination in the workplace, there are many laws that protect employees from having to suffer discrimination.  Discrimination can take many forms including:

Disability Discrimination

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other laws require employers to accommodate employees and applicants for their needs.  If employers are not following these rules they may be in violation of the law.

Religious Discrimination

All religious practices are protected under the law in the workplace.  No matter your belief, you should not feel intimidated or treated differently because of your religion.

Racial/Ethnic Discrimination

If you think that you have been treated unfairly due to your race or ethnicity at work you may have a possible case against your employer and possibly others who were involved.

Gender Discrimination

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. It’s best to contact an attorney to learn more.

Sexual Orientation Discrimination

If you are a member of the LGBT community, you may have faced discrimination at work and in your personal life.  Whatever the case, it is never ok, especially in a work environment. If you were treated any differently at work, such as passed over for a promotion or paid unequally from your peers, you may have been discriminated against.

Pregnancy Discrimination

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, contact us to discuss your situation.

Age Discrimination

In many cases, it is illegal for an employer to discriminate based on age.  There are exceptions for such things as safety (e.g. pilots usually have mandatory retirement ages), however, in many cases, a company can’t treat you differently from other employees based on your age.

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 we prevail.