Employment Discrimination

Employment Discrimination

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:

  • Race
  • Sex
  • Religion
  • Nationality
  • Disability
  • Age

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!

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