Discrimination is an act of prejudicially treating another person or group of people based on a certain set of characteristics that they have. There are many different forms of discrimination, and if these occur in a place of work, it is referred to as workplace discrimination. There are laws in place prohibiting workplace discrimination, but unfortunately, this may not stop a person from being subjected to such prejudice. If you or someone you know has been a victim of discrimination, consider reaching out to San Francisco discrimination lawyers for legal advice.
In the workplace, people may be treated unfairly due to their innate characteristics. While the company you work for has a human resources department in place, they are concerned with protecting the company more so than ensuring the proper treatment of all employees. San Francisco discrimination lawyers can advise you about protecting your rights in discrimination cases including:
This type of discrimination relates to the gender you identify as. If your employer has changed the terms or conditions of your employment due to your gender, this likely falls under gender discrimination. This includes situations such as pregnancy and sexual orientation discrimination as well. In California, it is illegal to discriminate against an employee’s gender expression and identity, especially in cases of preferential hiring or firing and salary rates.
Discrimination based on an employee’s perceived or actual race is illegal, as detailed in the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Such discrimination may be visible in avenues like salary, both hiring and firing decisions, scheduling choices, and raise or advancement opportunities. Further, if an employer doesn’t prevent racial gestures, jokes, slurs, or actions, this may fall under racial discrimination.
It is against the law to discriminate against a person due to their physical or mental disability. This falls under the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, intended to create a safer and less hostile work environment for people with disabilities. In the case that a person with a disability was terminated due to the failure to conduct their job duties, this may not fall under the category of discrimination. However, if a non-disabled individual was hired over an otherwise qualified disabled applicant, this could show discrimination. Disability discrimination in California is complex and could benefit from attorney assistance.
Disability discrimination cases in the workplace are complex. They require significant knowledge of California law and experience in connecting with employers. San Francisco discrimination lawyers, like those at Bryan Schwartz Law, P.C., can help you navigate the legal process and get you the justice you deserve. To schedule a consultation for your discrimination case with an attorney at Bryan Schwartz Law, P.C., contact us today.
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