Los Angeles Workplace Discrimination Lawyer

Representing Victims of Workplace Discrimination

Discrimination should never be tolerated in the workplace, but unfortunately, it does happen. In many situations, you might have your rights as an employee infringed upon because your employer makes a decision based on age, race, gender, or any other protected classification.

At Levin & Nalbandyan, LLP, our employment attorneys could be the voice you need to stand up to your employer for the wrongs done against you. Contact our Los Angeles workplace discrimination lawyers today!

What are the protected classes under California discrimination laws?

In California, employees are protected against discrimination by both state and federal law. These laws include the Fair Employment Housing Act (FEHA), the California Family Rights Act (CFRA), and the New Parent Leave Act (NPLA).

California’s protected classes include:

  • Age (over 40)
  • Ancestry/national origin
  • Citizenship
  • Color
  • Disability (physical or mental)
  • Gender identity/expression
  • Genetic information
  • Marital status
  • Medical condition
  • Military or veteran status
  • Pregnancy
  • Race
  • Religion/creed
  • Sex/gender
  • Sexual orientation

Have you been discriminated against in your workplace? Do you not feel safe or have you been caused a great deal of stress? The attorneys at Levin & Nalbandyan, LLP can help. Whether your employer, supervisor, or coworker discriminates against you, our Los Angeles discrimination attorneys can help.

Types of Workplace Discrimination

All employees should be treated equally or rewarded based on merit and achievement, and nothing else. There are even laws put in place to protect employees from being discriminated against based on protected characteristics. Unfortunately, this is often not enough to maintain a safe working environment.

Discrimination is illegal based on the following categories:

  • Age
  • Pregnancy
  • Race
  • Religion
  • Gender
  • Disability
  • Sexual orientation

If you find yourself unable to perform your job duties due to the discrimination you have faced, a lawyer in Los Angeles may be able to help you seek restitution.

What does discrimination in the workplace look like?

Knowing the common situations in which discrimination can occur can help you recognize your rights as an employee. Here are just a few of the situations you might encounter that count as discrimination:

Hiring and Firing Decisions

When you’re looking for a job or you find yourself in a position where your job is on the line, you expect that your skill and performance are the main criteria to protect your employment. Unfortunately, some employers make decisions based off characteristics like race or gender. If you are passed over for a job or you are terminated based on your gender, race, age, sexual orientation, or other protected class, you have legal rights.

Refusing to Give Promotion or Raise

Unfortunately, employers can make decisions regarding promotions and raises based on age or gender. For instance, if you don’t receive a promotion because you are younger than someone else, but your skills and performance warrant the promotion, this situation can be discrimination.

Poor Working Conditions

Discrimination laws prevent employers from making decisions based on your medical condition or other characteristics. If your employer puts you in a difficult working condition in an effort to make it more problematic for you, they are discriminating against you for an unjustified reason.

Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment in the workplace is a form of discrimination. Common forms of sexual harassment include inappropriate touching, making sexual comments, repeatedly asking for dates after being turned down, and other behaviors that create a hostile work environment for an employee.

Know that there are laws in place to prevent you from experiencing discrimination in the workplace. If your employer does anything without proper warrant, you have options to file a discrimination complaint against the responsible party with the help of an attorney in Los Angeles.

Take Legal Action & Protect Your Rights With the Help of a Los Angeles Workplace Discrimination Attorney

At Levin & Nalbandyan, LLP, we believe your workplace should be a place you can thrive, do your job, and, if possible, move up in rank. If your workplace has become hostile or you believe you have been fired based on discrimination, you may want to take legal action against your employer.

A Los Angeles workplace discrimination lawyer can help you if you have received unfair treatment as a result of discrimination. Contact us online or call us at (213) 513-5614 to discuss your legal options in a consultation with our team.

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