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Discrimination FAQ

California Workplace Discrimination: Answers To Common Questions

At Franklin Employment Law Group, LLC, in Hayward, California, our clients often ask us many questions about discrimination — and what to do if they have experienced discrimination at work.

We invite you to read the information below for answers to some of those common questions.

Who Is Protected From Discrimination And Harassment In The Workplace?

The law protects individuals on the basis of race, national origin, religion, disability, age, pregnancy, disability, gender, sex, sexual orientation, and genetic information. Anyone who is discriminated against because of any of these factors is protected by state and federal employment laws.

What Are Some Examples Of Workplace Discrimination?

Discrimination can take many forms, but we commonly see cases involving:

  • Failing to promote a qualified employee because of his or her race, religion, age, etc.
  • Demoting a female employee because she is pregnant
  • Taking away or failing to provide equal employment benefits because of national origin, pregnancy, disability, etc.
  • Failure to accommodate a disabled employee
  • Paying an employee less because of gender, age, etc.
  • And more

What Should I Do If I Suspect My Employer Has Discriminated Against Me?

Discrimination in the workplace is illegal. If you have experienced any form of discrimination at work, it is advisable to talk to an employment lawyer. We will listen to your story and help determine if what you have experienced is discrimination. If so, we will explain what laws are in place to protect you and what legal support we can offer. You may be entitled to compensation.

Will I Lose My Job For Reporting My Employer's Discriminatory Acts?

Just as it is illegal for your employer to discriminate against you, it is also illegal for your employer to take action against you for reporting the behavior. Your employer cannot demote you, fire you or otherwise retaliate against you for speaking out. If you have lost your job after taking action to stop harassment or discrimination at work, talk to an employment lawyer as soon as possible. Find out more about wrongful termination.

Can I Sue My Employer For Sexual Harassment?

If you have experienced sexual harassment at work — from a boss, colleague or other employee — and your employer failed to address and stop the situation, you can hold your employer responsible. You may be entitled to compensation as the victim of harassment. Our attorneys can evaluate your situation and help you determine your legal options. Find out more about sexual harassment.

More Questions? Please Contact Us For Help.

If you have additional questions about discrimination laws and protections, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Call our law office at 510-244-3354 for a free phone consultation, or complete our online contact form.

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