It is illegal for any employer in the state of California to discriminate against someone due to their marital status. However, this type of discrimination occurs regularly. If you or somebody you love need a marital status discrimination attorney, you can count on the team at Rager & Yoon – Employment Lawyers to help. We will investigate your claim and work to secure any compensation you are entitled to.
Protection at the federal and state levels
California state laws offer strong protections from workers against marital status discrimination, including Protection under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA).
Marital status discrimination takes many forms and can happen to those of all genders, gender identities, or gender expressions. This type of discrimination can occur whether someone is (or is not):
- With a domestic partner (regardless of sex or sexual orientation)
How does this discrimination show up?
Marital status discrimination can show up in various ways in Long Beach. This can include types of discrimination that are not easily noticeable or attributable to marital status discrimination, including:
- Hiring decisions
- Withholding training from an employee
- Refusing to interview someone
- Harassment or abuse of an employee
- Lower wages
- Job assignments
- Withholding promotions
It is important for the Long Beach marital status discrimination attorneys to point out that federal law does not currently offer protection for people who face this type of discrimination. While federal law does protect various groups from discrimination at work, marital status is not specifically named in federal statute protections. However, the team at Rager & Yoon – Employment Lawyers strongly believes that enforcement of state laws can provide adequate protection for employees from marital status discrimination.
Same-sex marriages and partnerships
Even though same-sex marriage was legalized in California in 2008 and across the rest of the United States in 2015, same-sex couples still face discrimination in the workplace. We want you to know that this type of discrimination is illegal under the FEHA in California. Members of the LGBTQ+ community are protected under California employment laws just like anybody else.
We are ready to help you through this
If you or somebody you love has faced marital status discrimination in the workplace, contact an attorney as soon as possible. At Rager & Yoon – Employment Lawyers, we know that this type of discrimination is illegal, and we will work to secure any compensation you are entitled to. This can include:
- The recovery of any lost wages
- Reinstatement to your job if necessary and desired
- Court costs and legal fees
- Pain and suffering damages
- Possible punitive damages against the employer
Marital status discrimination in the workplace can be difficult to detect, and your lawyer may need to conduct extensive investigations into the incident. We are prepared to take this case all the way to trial if necessary. If you need a Long Beach marital status discrimination attorney, you can contact us by clicking here or calling us at 310-527-6994 for a free consultation.