Los Angeles workplace discrimination attorney David Grey, knows that workplace discrimination is expressed differently in each individual case. In many instances, the employee is not fully aware of the extent of the discriminatory conduct, or they try to justify it as part of the job. Workplace discrimination is not only abusive – it is illegal. Devoted employees may do their best to ignore their employer’s discriminatory conduct – even giving their employer the benefit of the doubt – but they know something is amiss and that they deserve to be treated better. If you feel you are being subjected to workplace discrimination, it is your legal right to take proactive measures to rectify the situation. The first step is to contact an experienced, qualified and successful attorney to discuss your situation and to consider your legal options. The Grey Law employment law attorneys have helped thousands of clients for more than 25 years; a free consultation is available by calling 1-800-GREY-LAW.
What is Workplace Discrimination?
Workplace discrimination may be subtle or overt and blatant. Los Angeles workplace discrimination includes, but is not limited to, the following:
- Racial discrimination – racial discrimination is prohibited under California’s labor laws
- Ethnic discrimination, also known as national origin or ancestry discrimination
- Gender discrimination – males and females must be treated by job performance, not gender
- Sexual discrimination – California sexual discrimination laws protect heterosexual, homosexuals, bisexuals and transsexuals
- Disability discrimination – employers are required to accommodate disabled employees
- Age discrimination – employees of all ages must be treated fairly
- Pregnancy discrimination – pregnant women must be treated fairly and their employment positions must be available upon return, along with other requirements
- Other types of discrimination – California and federal law protects all employees; employers are required to comply
What Compensation is Available for Discriminatory Practices?
Employers may be liable for the following damages to discriminated employees:
- Compensation for back pay from the time of firing
- Job reinstatement
- Attorney fees and costs
- Emotional pain and suffering – compensatory damages
- In some cases, punitive damages are available
Contact a Los Angeles Workplace Discrimination Lawyer for a Complimentary Case Review:
If you have been subjected to workplace discrimination, you have the power to help yourself by simply making a phone call. A caring workplace discrimination attorney in Los Angeles will carefully listen to you and help you understand your available legal options. Compensation may be available to you for your mistreatment in the workplace. If Grey Law proceeds with your case there will be no fees unless we win or settle your case. To schedule your free case review, call the Grey Law Firm at 1-800-GREY-LAW.