Have You Experienced Employment Discrimination?
Employees may face employment discrimination in multiple ways
Employment discrimination should be the least of an employee’s worries. Rather, an employee should be able to focus on improving their performance and being justly rewarded for their hard work. Despite laws that prohibit discrimination based on race, gender, sexual orientation, and other protected classes in the workplace, it still occurs in cases where an employer wishes to boost profits, increase efficiency, or improve the “aesthetics” of their business. In fact, 55% of workers have experienced some form of discrimination at their current companies. McCune Law Group, McCune Wright Arevalo Vercoski Kusel Weck Brandt APC (MLG), has dedicated attorneys ready to halt discriminatory policies in their tracks and reclaim what you deserve. If you believe you have been the victim of employment discrimination in your workplace, contact McCune Law Group today to schedule a free consultation.
Have you experienced employment discrimination at work?
National Employment Discrimination Attorneys Are Here to Help
Success and advancement in the workplace are one of the most important aspects of leading a fulfilling life for many Americans. Though many employers tout their companies as equal opportunity workplaces that focus on the merits of each employee, employment discrimination remains a major problem prevalent throughout the United States. The U.S. Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) prohibits employment discrimination based on a person’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disabilities, age, or genetic information. However, even with the laws and protections put in place by the EEOC, some bad actors will still discriminate against employees in the workplace for any number of reasons.
Types of Employment Discrimination in the Workplace
In 2017 alone, the EEOC reported over 80,000 employment discrimination charges filed that resulted in $400 million in compensation for victims. Of those filed charges, they boiled down to approximately 12 types of employment discrimination charges. Employees most often experience discrimination based on:
- Gender & sexual orientation
- National origin
- Race & Color
The Racial & Economic Justice lawyers at MLG are trained to help fight against any form of employment discrimination. Our team stands against these bad actors and advocates for those who have been stunted or mistreated in the workplace by discriminatory policies. When you entrust your case with an MLG lawyer you can rest easy knowing you have a trustworthy ally that can fight for you.
What is Protected Under California State Law
According to the State of California Civil Rights Department individuals are protected from illegal discrimination by employers based on the following:
- Race and color
- Ancestry and national origin
- Religion and creed
- Age (40 and over)
- Mental and physical disability
- Sex and gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions)
- Sexual orientation
- Gender Identity and gender expression
- Medical condition
- Genetic information
- Marital status
- Military or veteran status
The attorneys at McCune Law Group have extensive experience in employment law and are well-versed in federal and state anti-discrimination statutes. We help our clients understand their legal rights and options and work diligently to ensure those rights are protected. By partnering with McCune Law Group, you will receive the knowledgeable and compassionate representation you need to navigate the complexities of employment discrimination cases and achieve the best possible outcome.
If you have experienced employment discrimination, contact us today by calling (909) 345-8110 or by completing the form for a free consultation!
You Deserve Equal Treatment in the Workplace
Employees in a workplace deserve an environment that is free of any hostility, including discrimination and prejudice. By law, employee(s) may not experience discrimination in any aspect of their work environment including hiring, firing, promotions, training, wages, and benefits. Any discrimination in these situations can create a hostile work environment for an employee, who then should file a complaint with the appropriate authorities. Unfortunately, employment discrimination can often be subtle or buried behind company red tape. An employee can experience employment discrimination in the form of overt actions or statements, harassment from coworkers or superiors, and even denial of reasonable accommodations.
How to Spot Employment Discrimination
When you are working for an employer, you have the right to a workplace free of discrimination. While some forms of discrimination are obvious, others can be harder to identify. There is no guaranteed way to spot covert discrimination, but there are signs you can note to help identify employment discrimination in all its forms. Some signs to look out for include:
- Inappropriate questions during an interview
- Unequal pay
- Unfair treatment
- Demeaning communications
Employment discrimination can impact anyone in the workforce and can have long-term repercussions. Despite federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination, many employers will continue to discriminate against their employees as long as they don’t get caught. That’s why it’s more important than ever to report employment discrimination and hold these bad actors accountable.
How Can I Start an Employment Discrimination Case?
The filing process for an employment discrimination case could be complex, depending on your situation. Please contact our Racial & Economic Justice team of attorneys today for the most accurate guidance through filing your matter. You can typically expect the following when filing your case with MLG:
- Complete our contact form with all your information so we can best prepare your case
- Schedule your free consultation
- Meet with our Racial & Economic Justice team
- Discuss your matter
- Plan your next steps toward recovery
If you or a loved one have been victim of employment discrimination, contact our team of lawyers today by calling (909) 345-8110 or by completing the form.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Employment discrimination refers to any unfair treatment of employees or job applicants based on their protected characteristics such as race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetic information. Discrimination can occur in various aspects of employment such as hiring, firing, promotion, pay, benefits, training, or job assignments.
Several laws prohibit employment discrimination at the federal level, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Equal Pay Act. State and local laws may also provide additional protections. These laws require employers to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and job applicants, and prohibit discriminatory practices such as harassment, retaliation, and adverse employment actions based on protected characteristics.
If you believe you have experienced employment discrimination, you may file a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or a state agency that enforces anti-discrimination laws. You may also consult with an attorney who specializes in employment discrimination cases to explore your legal options. Additionally, you may want to document any discriminatory incidents, seek support from coworkers or employee groups, and report the discrimination to your employer’s human resources department or supervisor.
McCune Law Group Advocates for Positive Change
At McCune Law Group, our Racial & Economic Justice lawyers are advocates for change. Our team of attorneys are no strangers to helping clients faced with any form of discrimination in the workplace. No matter the type of discrimination, you can rest assured knowing that you have a powerful and knowledgeable ally fighting with you. With more than 30 years of experience and over $1 billion recovered for our clients, we have become nationally recognized for protecting consumer rights across the country. Contact our team today for a free evaluation of your potential case.
If you or a loved one have been victim of workplace discrimination, contact us today by filling out the form or calling (909) 345-8110 to schedule your free consultation today!
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