The Civil Rights Act of 1964, along with other state and federal laws, protects workers of all backgrounds, ethnicities, and genders from being discriminated against by their employers. However, workplace discrimination is, by no means, a thing of the past. While the U.S. generally prides itself on being an open, fair, and accepting nation, with racism and sexism slowly being eradicated, the data proves otherwise. The number of federal workplace discrimination charges filed has actually been holding steady in the past few decades, according to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) statistics. If you are a victim of workplace discrimination, or you are unsure and want to learn more about your options, you need to contact the Palo Alto discrimination lawyers of Minnis & Smallets LLP.
Under California law, it is illegal to discriminate against an employee or job applicant because of his or her real or perceived:
Discrimination includes making any harmful employment decision based on one of the protected characteristics above. Employment decisions include, though are not limited to, the following:
It may seem futile to file a claim against your employer. After all, you are a single person, and your employer may be a large company backed by corporate attorneys and layers of protection. Yet, you do have power even if you do not realize it yet. If you have been discriminated against, the only way to ensure that your employer is penalized and you are compensated for your damages is to file a workplace discrimination claim. Here at the law firm of Minnis & Smallets LLP we aggressively pursue our clients’ best interests for maximum compensation. Schedule your consultation today.