Filing a Workplace Discrimination Case According to California and Federal LawDiscrimination comes in multiple forms. Did you know employers can’t even discriminate against genetic testing results? It’s in GINA (Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act), which rolled out in 2008. Regardless of what Act, section, or title of American employment law is broken, every case Rager & Yoon – Employment Lawyers handles has its own standard of proof, and the process by which we attack these wrongful acts. California law holds that employers are prohibited from discriminating against a protected class of applicants or employees. Protected characteristics include:
- Medical conditions
Damages in an Employment Discrimination LawsuitMany factors affect the damages available to successful plaintiffs in a workplace discrimination lawsuit. The court will look at the extent of discrimination, whether the employee was subject to harassment and what type of harm was suffered. The type of damages available may include monetary and punitive damages, as well as equitable remedies. The type of monetary damages that may be recovered in a successful workplace discrimination lawsuit can include losses including:
- Lost income from missed promotion
- Back wages including interest
- Reduced pay after suffering a demotion
- Pension benefits
- Pain and suffering endured from discrimination
- Emotional distress
Discuss the Details of Your Case with a Riverside Workplace Discrimination LawyerSome employees feel helpless, don’t understand filing procedures, or are being coerced not to seek EEOC mediation. With few options, they come to our office hoping someone will listen, perhaps intervene on their behalf. We’re able to handle numerous claims stemming from workplace discrimination, including:
- Gender disparity in the workplace, including income and advancement opportunities being denied due to gender.
- Racial bigotry. Giving bonuses, extra hours, and other perks to one race while cutting off another from similar perks simply because of color or creed is uncalled for and violates civil statutes.
- Disability segregation. Not allowing individuals with disabilities to advance, failure to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities, or retaliating against disable persons because they’re reporting unethical acts violates numerous employment and civil codes.