Both California law and federal law protect employees from unlawful discrimination in the workplace.
You have the right to be free from unlawful discrimination in the workplace. California law prohibits an employer from taking any adverse action against a protected individual based on his or her”:
- religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices);
- national origin;
- physical or mental disability;
- medical condition;
- genetic information;
- marital status;
- gender identity;
- gender expression;
- sexual orientation;
- military and veteran status;
- age (if 40 or over); or
- pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions of any female employee.
The following actions, if taken because of a protected characteristic, will constitute an unlawful employment practice:
- refusing to hire or employ;
- refusing to select for a training program leading to employment or an unpaid internship;
- discharging from employment or from a training program leading to employment or an unpaid internship;
- discriminating in compensation or terms, conditions or privileges of employment.
Are you a victim of workplace discrimination?
If you have been discriminated at work based on being a member of a protected class (whether as an employee or even during the hiring and firing process), you may be able to bring a claim for discrimination under either California or federal anti-discrimination laws. Our office regularly represents California workers who are victims of workplace abuse such as employment discrimination. Speak to a lawyer now.
Experiencing discrimination at work, or if you have experienced discrimination during a hiring or firing process, you may have a legitimate claim against your company with help from an experienced discrimination attorney. The discrimination lawyers at Blumenthal Nordrehaug Bhowmik De Blouw LLP help employees fight discrimination in the workplace. Our law firm has a strong record of successfully fighting companies of all sizes for violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA).