State and federal laws both prohibit discrimination in the workplace. This includes discrimination by an employer or co-worker. Discrimination takes many forms, and oftentimes, the victim is unsure of what to do or how to handle the situation.
At the Employee Advocates at Winston Law Group, P.C., we help victims of discrimination understand and protect their legal rights. We handle workplace discrimination cases involving:
- Racial or Ethnic Discrimination
- Disability Discrimination
- Age-Based Discrimination
- Gender-Based Discrimination
- Pregnancy Discrimination
- Sexual Harassment
At the Employee Advocates at Winston Law Group, P.C. Advocates, we understand that there are many types of discrimination, and every case is unique. We look carefully at your situation and find the options that are best for you. Whether the discrimination was as blatant as sexual harassment, or as subtle as a negative performance review, we can help.
California Workplace Discrimination Laws
California law defines discrimination as actions by one person taken against another person based on their membership (actual or perceived) within a “protected class”. California law considers the following as protected classes:
- Genetic Characteristics
- Sexual Orientation
- Marital Status
- Domestic Partnership
- AIDS/HIV Positive Status
- Medical Condition
What to Do About Workplace Discrimination
If you believe that you are being discriminated against, there are a few things that you should do. First, you should document the situation (or situations) that lead to you believe that you are being discriminated against. Keep a record of the facts, and record names, dates, locations, and any other details relevant to the interaction.
If you are unsure about the complaint process, or need help filing a complaint, the Employee Advocates at Winston Law Group, P.C. can help. We can provide you with guidance and legal support so that you know the proper steps to follow. California law is strict about the responsibilities of employers, and their duty to protecting the rights of employees.
If you have questions or concerns about workplace discrimination or California’s labor laws, contact the Employee Advocates at Winston Law Group, P.C. for a free consultation with our employment law attorney.