Discrimination Lawyer in Marin County

Discrimination Lawyer in Marin County

Discrimination Lawyer in Marin County

Discrimination is a very broad term in the law. You can be the victim of discrimination in employment, equal pay, housing, educational opportunities, and other areas of life. Although grounds for illegal discrimination can vary somewhat, depending on state and local law, the primary grounds are:

  • Race/National Origin
  • Age
  • Disability
  • Gender/Gender Expression
  • Sexual orientation or identity
  • Marital status
  • Family status
  • Religion or belief
  • Pregnancy

Discrimination can be direct or indirect, or it can manifest as harassment or victimization. 

  • Direct Discrimination occurs when a person is treated less favorably because of a protected characteristic of that person or someone closely associated with that person or a protected characteristic that someone believes the individual possesses.
  • Indirect Discrimination is usually less obvious and not necessarily intentional. It usually occurs when an apparently neutral rule impacts a protected group more extensively than society as a whole. This effect can also be called disparate impact discrimination.
  • Harassment is unwelcome conduct based on a protected characteristic such as sex, race, or disability. The unwanted conduct must sufficiently offend, humiliate, or distress an employee, so as to disrupt their emotional tranquility in the workplace, affect their ability to perform the job as usual, or otherwise interfere with their personal sense of well-being.
  • Retaliation occurs when an individual is subjected to an adverse or detrimental action, such as a demotion or termination, because they reported harassment or discrimination, supported another employee’s allegation of harassment or discrimination, or participated in an investigation relating to a harassment or discrimination complaint. 

If you believe you have been the victim of discrimination, you should consider working with a law firm focusing its practice on discrimination cases. An initial consultation with a discrimination lawyer can help you to determine whether the conduct you are experiencing is illegal or invidious discrimination.

Working with a Discrimination Lawyer

If you believe you have been the victim of illegal discrimination in employment, you need to speak with a discrimination lawyer as soon as possible. Not only can a discrimination lawyer help you achieve the goals you were trying to achieve in the first place, but they can recover financial compensation for the pain and suffering you have suffered from your injury. If you have other damages, such as medical or psychological expenses, alternate housing expenses, or whatever out-of-pocket expenses you suffered due to the discrimination, those may be recoverable. If you think you may have been subject to illegal discrimination in Marin County, you should speak to an experienced discrimination lawyer as soon as possible. Time is short, and the technicalities are complex. Contact the law offices of Minnis & Smallets today or call 415-551-0885 for an initial consultation about your potential discrimination claim.


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