Everyone deserves to be treated fairly in the workplace. You should not have to endure unjust treatment on the basis of your race, gender, religion or other important traits. Federal and state laws protect employees’ rights to a discrimination-free workplace.
The law prohibits employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of protected grounds such as:
- National origin
- Gender identity
- Sexual orientation
State and federal statutes such as the Fair Employment and Housing Act and Americans with Disabilities Act also provide important protections for those with qualifying disabilities. Employers have a legal duty to make reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities under certain circumstances.
Understanding Employment Discrimination
Discrimination can take many forms. Perhaps you were denied an offer of employment after the interviewers made disparaging or discriminatory remarks. Perhaps you were assigned more onerous job duties or working hours as part of a pattern of discriminatory conduct. Or perhaps you were subjected to persistent harassment that created a hostile work environment.
Employers cannot discriminate on unlawful grounds in any aspect of employment — whether in hiring, firing, job duties, compensation or benefits. They also cannot retaliate against employees for reporting discrimination. If you feel you have faced unlawful discrimination in any of these areas, it is critical to speak with an employment law attorney to discuss your rights.
Experienced Advocates | Serving Orange County, Southern California And Nevada
In California and Nevada, you can turn to Watkins & Letofsky, LLP, for experienced and dedicated legal guidance. Our attorneys handle employment discrimination claims for employees from all backgrounds and industries. We are well-versed in the intricacies of state and federal employment law, and we have successfully handled discrimination claims before administrative agencies as well as state and federal courts. Our experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in employment discrimination lawsuits gives us well-rounded insight into how to effectively pursue discrimination claims.
With our lawyers as your advocates, you can expect thorough and timely preparation as well as consistent communication.
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To learn more about your rights and how we can help you enforce them, contact us online or by telephone at 866-439-1295. Our firm offers contingency fee representation for most employment matters. We have convenient offices in Santa Ana, California, and Las Vegas, Nevada.