Having to experience job discrimination can be overwhelming and emotional. However, you are not unprotected. It is important to note that state and federal laws prohibit discrimination in the workplace based on several categories, such as race, religion, gender, etc.
In California, the Fair Employment and Housing Act prohibits discrimination in all business practices, including advertisements, job applications, hiring, and working conditions. These state laws apply to both private and public employers and employment agencies. Employers with five or more employees cannot discriminate against potential employees because of a protected category, such as race, or retaliate against them because they have asserted their rights.
On the federal level, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination in all business practices against any one of the protected categories. The protected categories include, but are not limited to, race, gender, ethnicity, disability, religion, and sexual orientation.
Fearing Retaliation After Job Discrimination Complaint?
Employees should have no fear when asserting their rights under both state and federal law to be treated equally without discrimination in their work environment. Titled VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects employees from retaliation. It is unlawful for the employer to negatively react to an employee’s complaints or filings in regard to job discrimination.
Job Discrimination Claim
If you are experiencing job discrimination, the first step is to file a formal charge against the employer with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. This federal agency enforces federal job discrimination laws and will investigate the employer once formal charges are filed. Once the formal complaint is filed, the EEOC can generally make two different decisions. The EEOC can decide to resolve the employee’s charge of job discrimination or it will issue a right to sue notice to the employee. Both decisions create numerous deadlines that an employee must follow in order to continue with their claim. An attorney at Victory Law Group, LLP can assist you with making your claim and throughout the entire process.
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If you have or are experiencing job discrimination, it is essential to contact an employment attorney to analyze your situation. An employment attorney can help you decide what the best action would be in your matter and identify legal remedies to fairly compensate you. At Victory Law Group, LLP, our mission is Loyalty through Care to get Results. We are here to by your side for your rights.