Thousands of people report job discrimination to the government each year – and employers are rarely held responsible. Lawyers for Justice, PC is representing California workers fighting against unfair business practices and discrimination. Discrimination in the workplace is an injustice that has existed for decades, and unfortunately still persists today. However, at Lawyers for Justice, PC, we provide hope for employees who have been discriminated against. When it comes to workplace discrimination, injustice has met its match.
There are many different types of ways an employer can discriminate against an employee.
Discrimination by race: Racial discrimination involves treating an employee unfavorably because he or she is of a certain race, or because of personal characteristics associated with race (such as hair texture, skin color, or certain facial features). Color discrimination involves treating someone unfavorably because of skin color complexion.
Race and color discrimination also can involve treating someone unfavorably because the person is married to (or associated with) a person of a certain race or color.
Discrimination can also occur when the victim and the person who inflicted the discrimination are the same race or color.
Discrimination by religion: Religious discrimination involves treating an employee unfavorably because of his or her religious beliefs. The law protects not only people who belong to traditional, organized religions, such as Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism, but also others who have sincerely held religious, ethical or moral beliefs.
Discrimination by sexual orientation: Sex discrimination involves treating an applicant or employee unfavorably because of that person’s sex.
Discrimination against an individual because of gender identity, including transgender status, or because of an employee’s sexual orientation also falls under the category of sex discrimination.
Discrimination by natural origin: National origin discrimination involves treating employees unfavorably because they are from a particular country or part of the world, because of their ethnicity or accent, or because they appear to be of a certain ethnic background (even if they are not).
Discrimination by Age: Age discrimination involves treating an applicant or employee less favorably because of their age.
The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) forbids age discrimination against people who are 40 or older. It does not protect workers under the age of 40, although some states have laws that protect younger workers from age discrimination. It is not illegal for an employer to favor an older worker over a younger one, even if both workers are age 40 or older.
Age discrimination can also occur when the victim and the person who inflicted the discrimination are both over 40.
Do you feel like you’ve been discriminated at work for any of the above reasons? Reach out to Lawyers for Justice, PC today. We are a top discrimination law firm and will fight for you.