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Why Hire True Legal Group for Your Discrimination Case?

California’s leading Employment Advocacy Center for Employment Legal Matters

In the state of California; workplace discrimination and retaliation are illegal, but they’re not always something that’s easy to fight—and win. To obtain justice and compensation, you need the very best attorneys behind you who know and specialize in employment law.

The attorneys at True Legal Group are national leaders in workplace discrimination, in and out of the courtroom. Our California employment attorneys are committed to relentlessly fighting for our clients’ rights and have the successful track record to prove our success for our employee victims. True Legal Employment Group has represented clients from diverse backgrounds and positions, all dealing with discrimination and retaliation claims, which includes failure to promote, workplace harassment, physical assault, discrimination on race, nationality, and everything in between. Our employment attorneys are recognized as tough negotiators in settlement negotiations and in mediations, and when needed, our employment law firm is highly respected trial attorneys for claims that must be resolved before a jury. When you hire the Employment attorneys at True Legal Group- rest assured that we will take care of you, your case, and aim for the best possible outcome and settlement you deserve.

At True Legal Group our Employment Attorneys understand that workplace discrimination and retaliation can disrupt and severely damage your professional and personal life. We fight to obtain resolutions for our clients that compensate them for the harm they have suffered and allow them to move forward with their lives and careers.

We Know Your Rights, Let Us Fight for You

If you’re experiencing workplace discrimination or retaliation for opposing some kind of previous discrimination, you don’t have to suffer in silence or any longer. There are many federal, state, and local laws that protect your rights against your employer for these kinds of behaviors made in the workplace.

Workplace Discrimination

Various federal and state laws protect employees who have been discriminated against on the basis of a number of characteristics. These protected categories include discrimination made against sex/gender, age, race, color, national origin, disability, pregnancy, care giving responsibilities, sexual orientation, and/or political affiliation.

While not every workplace incident may rise to the legal definition of discrimination in the workplace, the California and Federal law statues protecting against workplace discrimination are put in place to cover a wide variety of actions an employer or even another employee might make for unlawful reasons, including failure to hire, failure to promote, failure to protect from ongoing and known harassment by co-workers or supervisors, and termination.

The following lists are some examples of workplace discrimination which are deemed unlawful under California state and/or federal laws:

  • Gender Discrimination
    Gender discrimination is illegal and there are federal, state, and local laws designed to protect you should you fall under this sub category of discrimination. The laws prohibit discrimination based on gender, with respect to all terms and conditions of their employment, including but not limited to: hiring, work compensation promotion, treatment on the job, and job termination. Gender discrimination laws also prevent employers from making employment decisions based on stereotypes or assumptions about the abilities, traits, or performance capability of individual employees based on their gender.

 

  • Race Discrimination
    Federal and California state and local laws prohibit an employer from discriminating against an employee based on their race. Race is a protected statute which means that employees cannot be treated less favorably than their workplace peers, cannot receive fewer job or promotional opportunities as compared to their peers in the same standing, and should not be terminated based on their race and more—including allowing an employee to be subjected to severe or pervasive harassment based on solely their race.

 

  • National Origin Discrimination
    Workplace discrimination against national origin is also against the law. With the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as well as other certain California state and local laws, now make it illegal for an employer to discriminate against an employee because of his or her national origin. Our government has inputted these laws to protect workplace employees who may be treated less favorably compared to their co-workers, may receive fewer job or promotional opportunities, may be terminated due to their national origin and more—including allowing an employee to be subjected to severe or pervasive harassment—based on solely their national origin.

 

  • Age Discrimination
    The Age Discrimination applies to the Employment Act (ADEA) which prohibits the mistreatment of workers age 40 and over because of their age. Workers 40 and over who are experiencing age discrimination can include hiring, with respect to all terms and conditions of their employment, because of their age, promotions, training, salary, job assignments, and termination. Workplace age discrimination also includes harassment based on age that creates a hostile or offensive work environment. Other factors can institute age discrimination and we highly suggest speaking to our employment law attorneys who specialize in age discrimination if you have questions about your potential case.

 

  • Disability Discrimination
    The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and California State and local laws prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability in all employment practices. An employer may not discriminate against a qualified individual with a disability because of that employee’s disability, nor may the employer deny the employee a reasonable workplace accommodation that would allow the employee to perform his or her job to their full extent. Many factors in the workplace constitute as discrimination. Therefore, if you are a disabled employee and want to seek a discreet and confidential consultation- consult with our employment law firm today.

 

  • Family Responsibility Discrimination
    Family responsibility discrimination is an umbrella term for workplace discrimination based on biases about how employees with care giving responsibilities will or should act. When an employee’s family responsibilities change, for instance when a child is born or a family member falls ill and requires caretaking, employers may act upon discriminatory biases – assuming, for example, that the employee will be unreliable or less dedicated to the job.

 

  • Pregnancy Discrimination 

Pregnancy discrimination is a form of sex discrimination and is illegal under federal and California law. The emotional and physical challenges associated with a pregnancy can be challenging and even more when there is pressure from your place of work. However, women who are subjected to negative treatment at work because of their pregnancy, or because they have medical needs due to their pregnancy, can be overwhelmed by a sense of anger, injustice and fear. Under California law, expectant mothers and mothers who have just given birth have certain rights under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), California Family Rights Act (CFRA) and Pregnancy Disability Act, and are also protected under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) against pregnancy discrimination and harassment.  These statutes give women strong protections against discrimination and harassment in the workplace.

 

  • Sexual Orientation Discrimination
    Many state and local laws protect gay, lesbian, bisexual, and trans-gendered employees from discrimination in the workplace. If you have been denied work, treated differently, and/or harassed in the workplace because of your sexual orientation, you may be compensated for your damages. Federal law provides protections against sexual orientation and gender identity workplace discrimination as well. Sexual orientation laws protect employees against retaliation by their employers for opposing unlawful discriminatory practices or for participating in the process of correcting this discrimination.

Contact True Legal Group

If you have experienced discrimination or have suffered retaliation for opposing your own unlawful treatment or that of a co-worker, contact the experienced lawyers at True Legal Group for a confidential evaluation of your case without charge or further obligation.

Other Resources

United States Department of Labor

United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

 





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