Standing Up Against Workplace Discrimination
Workplace discrimination is completely unacceptable, but is unfortunately an all too common occurrence. Discrimination can be difficult to prove, and the process is not entirely straightforward. For these reasons, it's imperative that you seek the help of experienced workplace discrimination attorneys to file a claim.
At Solmer Law Corp, our Orange County employment lawyers are aggressive and creative advocates dedicated to getting justice for our clients. We stand up to employers who don't have the best interest of the employees in mind and who violate laws that protect various employee rights. Our lead attorney has been recognized and awarded for her achievements in the field of employment law.
Different Types Of Illegal Discrimination
Discrimination is a term that can cover a wide range of discriminatory actions in the workplace. When employees are treated differently than others in a negative way, unlawful employment discrimination is often at play.
Employees may experience discrimination based on:
- Gender identity
- National origin
- Marital status
- Military status
- Medical condition
Employees are protected from discrimination on these grounds under both California law and federal law. The law also protects you from retaliation for reporting discrimination.
Age Discrimination Against Older Workers
Employers aren't allowed to make employment decisions based on age (40 years or older). Unfortunately, sometimes older workers face discrimination-related roadblocks when trying to get hired or seeking promotions. They may even face ongoing harassment or mistreatment on account of their age. If you're facing any kind of age-related discrimination, we can stand up for you.
Disparate Treatment vs. Disparate Impact
An employee who experiences discrimination could fall into one of two groups: They could be the victim of either disparate treatment or disparate impact.
The difference between the two is as follows:
- Disparate treatment: This occurs when an employee is singled out – for example, laid off or fired – due to a protected characteristic or membership in a protected group.
- Disparate impact: This occurs when an entire protected group (such as pregnant women or senior employees) is impacted adversely by an employer's policies.
Upon investigating your situation, our firm can help determine which one is affecting you. From there, we can build a case that appropriately covers the scope of the situation.
We Will Fight For Your Rights
With Solmer Law Corp on your side, you can trust that your case will be handled with the utmost care and thorough attention to detail. We work to uphold your rights throughout case proceedings and fight to make your voice heard. Call 714-794-8558 or send us an email to learn more about how we can help.