Workplace discrimination takes a variety of forms and if your discrimination falls under the category of a "protected status," you may have the support of powerful state and federal laws to pursue financial justice in court. For example, if you were discriminated for any of the following for reasons -- and you can gather the facts and evidence to prove it in court -- you may have the building blocks of a successful claim:
Just like other workers with disabilities, autistic workers in California face the threat of being discriminated against by potential employers. However, some employers in California have begun to see the unique benefit of hiring workers suffering from this condition. Although every case of autism is different, certain people on the autism spectrum possess special skills that exceed those of nonautistic individuals.
Sometimes you don't even have to get hired by a company before you start experiencing discrimination. Too many people in positions of hirng employees don't know what subjects should be off-limits in interviews. Others know, but don't care or can't help themselves.
There isn't ever a good reason for an employer to discriminate against someone based on things like gender, marital status or other protected statuses. When an employee is subjected to this type of atrocious behavior, he or she might decide that he or she is going to take legal action. This might be difficult to prove, but we are here to help you figure out what direction to take your case.
There are pay discrepancies that occur between men and women. Some people think that this happened only in days gone by, but this is still an atrocity that is going on now. This is despite the Equal Pay Act that was passed in 1963.
If you love your job and wake up most days eager to arrive at your workplace, consider yourself one of the lucky ones in California. Many people say they are very dissatisfied with their current jobs, such as some who may have gone to college and earned degrees, then were forced into paid employment situations that have nothing to do with their academic backgrounds. Others are in the industries they want to be in but don't get along well with their bosses or co-workers.
Wrongful terminations can happen for many reasons. For example, a worker could get unlawfully terminated in a way that violated his or her written or verbal contract, or in retaliation for reporting an environmental law violation. In some cases, it's easy to prove that wrongful termination occurred because there's a clear paper trail to support the terminated employee's claims. In other cases, it's a little more difficult to prove, for example in the case of discrimination.
Racial discrimination is something that doesn't belong anywhere, but especially in the workplace.
A former waiter, who worked for Cohn Restaurant Group in San Diego in August of 2015, filed a lawsuit against the company on Nov. 22, citing that they unlawfully terminated his employment with them.
Every so often, a company has a policy that may be subtly, but clearly, discriminatory -- even if there was no discriminatory intent in the first place.