Standing Up for Victims of Unlawful Discrimination in the Workplace

No one should have to experience discrimination or harassment at work due to their race, sex, religion, or similar factors. In fact, California law strictly prohibits an employer from engaging in such discrimination or allowing agents of the company to do so. If you believe you have been subject to any form of unlawful discrimination at work, you should not wait to call Martin & Bontrager, APC to consult with an employment discrimination attorney in Los Angeles about your options.

How Discrimination Happens

California law protects employees from discrimination based on many factors, including:

  • Race, color, ancestry, and national origin
  • Age
  • Religion
  • Sex
  • Marital status
  • Pregnancy
  • Sexual orientation
  • Gender identity or expression
  • Disabilities
  • Medical conditions
  • Genetic information
  • Military or veteran status
  • Criminal convictions

Unfortunately, employees across the Los Angeles area and State of California continually experience various forms of discrimination based on the above factors. Discrimination can manifest in different ways, including:

  • Refusing to hire someone based on a protected factor
  • Denying a promotion or pay increase
  • Giving a less desirable assignment or transfer
  • Allowing harassment based on protected factors
  • Implementing a policy that affects a protected group in a different manner than others
  • Refusing to make reasonable accommodations for an individual’s disability or religious beliefs
  • Termination

It is important to note that harassment – commonly, sexual harassment – is a form of unlawful discrimination. Employers are also prohibited from retaliating against an employee for complaining of discrimination or harassment.

Consult with an Employment Discrimination Lawyer in Los Angeles for Free Today

Martin & Bontrager, APC fights for employees who were victims of prohibited conduct at work. We handle all types of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation cases, and we can advise you if you have the right to take legal action. Call 323.940.1700 or contact us online to set up a free consultation.

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