Filing a Discrimination Claim in Orange County
Discrimination is completely unacceptable in the workplace. Unfortunately, it is an all too common occurrence and should be curbed as soon as it becomes evident. 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 an experienced workplace discrimination attorney to file a claim.
At Solmer Law, our Orange County employment law attorney is an aggressive and creative advocate dedicated to making our clients whole again. 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. Attorney Solmer has been recognized and awarded for her achievements in the field of employment law.
Different Types of 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, discrimination is often at play.
Employees may experience discrimination based on:
- Gender identity
- National origin
- Marital status
- Military status
- Medical condition
Employees are protected by both California law and federal law.
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 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.
Fight for Your Rights with a Orange County Employment Law Attorney
With Solmer Law 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.