Los Angeles Employment Law Attorney
Employment discrimination is the overarching term that describes any sort of mistreatment
or unfair treatment of an employee or potential hire because of their:
There are a variety of regulations that prohibit employment discrimination,
and our job as
Los Angeles employment lawyers it to fight for those who have been wrongfully discriminated against.
Laws Against Workplace Discrimination
There are many laws that prohibit employment discrimination. Some of those
are listed below:
U.S.C. § 1981
According to this federal law, everyone living in the United States has
equal rights to a variety of actions such as filing lawsuits and getting
equal benefits. This was derived from the Civil Rights Act of 1866.
Civil Rights Act Title VII
In 1964, Congress passed The Civil Rights Act. Title VII of that act prohibits
certain discriminatory practices. It specifically states that it is illegal
for an employer to treat an employee different based on their race, color,
religion, sex, nationality, age or disability.
Americans with Disabilities Act
This act protects Americans with disabilities or history of disability
from discrimination at the workplace or by an employer looking to hire.
So long as an individual is capable of performing his or her job duties,
their disability should not prevent them from fair treatment including
hiring, job duties and salary.
Equal Pay Act
An amendment to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Equal Pay Act
makes it illegal for any employer and/or union to compensate employees
based on their sex. When two individuals have equal skills, qualifications
and experience, one should not be offered a larger salary simply because
of their sex.
Age Discrimination Employment Act
This act was made law in 1967 to prohibit unfair or unequal treatment
based on age. This bill was introduced out of the rising concern over
older workers who were disadvantaged and displaced by younger workers.
Age cannot be a factor in gaining or retaining employment so long as age
does not prevent a person from performing his or her job duties.
Employment Discrimination Defined
What exactly is employment discrimination and how do you know if it's
happening to you? Listed below are some common types of employment discrimination
that are against the law:
- Wrongful termination- Your employer fires you or lays you off because you
made a complaint or because of your age, race, gender, etc.
- Pay discrimination- You are being compensated less than other people performing
your same or lesser job duties because of your age, race, gender, etc.
- Hiring discrimination- When evaluated against all other candidates, the
employer chose a less-experienced individual than yourself because of
your age, race, gender, etc.
- Sexual harassment- Being treated differently because you are a man or a
woman could be a crime if it takes the form of sexual jokes, sexual advances
or creates a hostile work environment.
- Job duties- You were giving unfavorable job duties by your employer not
based on your skill or experience but because of your race, gender, etc.
Retain Martinian & Associates Inc. to Fight for You
If you are enduring employment discrimination then you need a legal advocate
to fight for you. Call a Los Angeles employment attorney at Martinian
& Associates INC. today to discuss your case in a free, confidential
case evaluation. Trust our firm's experience and knowledge of anti-discrimination
laws to fight effectively for you!