Discrimination in the workplace is unlawful under California and federal law, and it covers more scenarios than many workers realize. An employer’s discriminatory conduct may be actionable if it affects an employer’s decision to terminate an employee, but also if it affects the employee’s wages or opportunity for promotion, or the employer’s decision on hiring an employee. Therefore, it is important for employees to understand their legal rights.
At Minnis & Smallets, LLP, our lawyers know how overwhelming discrimination laws may be for workers. We have dedicated years of practice to assisting San Francisco Bay Area, California employees with discrimination matters, helping employees enforce their legal rights. Our attorneys can provide a customized approach based upon your needs, but an overview of general discrimination concepts may be helpful.
While discrimination is illegal under both state and federal law, the California statute is more expansive. Under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), an employer may not discriminate against an employee on account of:
Terminating an employee might be the most obvious form of discrimination, but there are other types of conduct that may be actionable:
As you can see, discrimination in California workplaces is a complex legal issue. Our experienced San Francisco Bay Area, CA employment attorneys at Minnis & Smallets, LLP can help you navigate the complicated laws, whether you are seeking to file a claim. Please call 1-415-551-0885 to reach our San Francisco offices or visit our website to set up a consultation regarding your case.