Los Angeles Employment Lawyers Represent Victims of Workplace Discrimination
Even in today's society, it is an unfortunate fact that discrimination still takes place in the workplace. At the Los Angeles law firm of Taylor & Ring, we have successfully represented employees who were victims of discriminatory practices at their jobs or in the hiring process for a job. Our lawyers have extensive experience in these employment cases to represent workers who were subjected to unfair and discriminatory tactics at work.
There are several protected categories which can not be used as a basis to discriminate against someone in the workplace
California has enacted a comprehensive anti-discrimination law called the Fair Employment and Housing Act (or FEHA) that provides many remedies and rights for workers who were subjected to discrimination by employers or potential employers. This law and other similar laws make it illegal for an employer to discriminate in the workplace based upon:
- Age (over 40)
- Ethnicity or national origin
- Sexual orientation
There are several other "protected" categories as well. Please contact our lawyers at Taylor & Ring to obtain free advice if you feel you are a victim of workplace discrimination.
Wrongful termination of employment can result from discrimination
Employers who still discriminate obviously do whatever they can to cover up the discrimination. These employers will make up false reasons for a person's discharge from a job, when in fact the real reason is because of the person's race, elderly age, pregnancy, or other protected trait. At Taylor & Ring, we aggressively litigate cases of employment discrimination in order to prove that the employer's reason for a termination was "pre-textual," or "a lie," and that the real reason was a discriminatory one. This requires shifting through the employer's alleged reasons for the discharge and then proving they were false. This is never easy to do because there is never a "smoking gun" memo that sets forth the employer's scheme to discriminate. Yet, our lawyers have had great success proving discrimination against a wide variety of Southern California and Los Angeles businesses.
Remedies for discrimination and wrongful termination
If you were fired as a result of discrimination, you can recover the following damages in your wrongful discharge case:
- Lost wages from the past
- Lost wages into the future
- Lost benefits
- Emotional distress damages
- Punitive damages (to punish the company)
- Attorneys' fees
Contact our Los Angeles lawyers who specialize in representing workers and employees and job candidates who suffered the loss of a job or a demotion because a supervisor or boss was biased against your protected characteristic or trait.
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