Discrimination

Jeannette Helps You Fight Against Unlawful Discrimination

Discrimination based on a protected characteristic is prohibited by California Law. California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”) prohibits employers from harassing, demoting, terminating, or otherwise discriminating against any employee on account of that person’s race, religion, national origin, marital status, age, sex/gender, pregnancy, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and military or veteran status.

It is important to note that unequal treatment is only actionable if it is due to discrimination.  People often mistake unequal treatment for employment discrimination. When you face unequal treatment in the workplace because of personality conflicts, favoritism, or just plain unfairness, the law offers no remedy. The law only provides a remedy when the unequal treatment is a reaction to a person’s protected status.

Such adverse actions by employers include the following: 

  • Failure to hire
  • Unjustified Termination
  • Unequal pay
  • Unequal or inferior job assignments
  • Failure to promote
  • Layoff
  • Unequal or inferior training
  • Unequal or inferior fringe benefits

If you’d like to learn more about your rights, contact Jeannette for a free consultation at (415) 444-5800 or by filling out a confidential consultation form here.