Discrimination in the Workplace

Discrimination

Discrimination lawyers in Los Angeles are well aware of the ongoing battle against discrimination. Simply put, discrimination is an action, based on prejudice, which seeks to deny human rights or social participation to certain categories of people.  Eventually, discrimination leads to the exclusion of the individual or entities.

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was set into place to help combat discrimination. According to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, “It shall be an unlawful employment practice for an employer … to discriminate against any individual with respect to his compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment, because of such individual’s race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.”

Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects in all areas of the employment:

  • Compensation, assignment, or classification of employees
  • Hiring and firing
  • Job advertisements
  • Fringe benefits
  • Testing
  • Use of company facilities
  • Transfer, promotion, layoff, or recall
  • Training and apprenticeship programs
  • Pay, retirement plans, and disability leave
  • Recruitment
  • Other terms and conditions of employment

Discrimination is still very much alive and has a large effect on gender and race in the workplace. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is a federal law it applies to employers with 15 or more employees, this includes federal, state, and local governments. It is also applicable to public and private colleges and universities, labor organization, and employment agencies.

Take Action Fight for Rights

If you have experienced discrimination then you have the right to file a Title VII claim. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is a federal agency and is ready to enforce many of the anti-discrimination laws. Take action don’t wait to file your claim. You have 180 days from the day the incident occurred to file your claim. Free resources are available to help you file your claim. The EEOC website is available and can offer you instructions on the procedures necessary to help file your claim.

Benefits to Hiring an Attorney

Generally, discrimination law is based on civil rights, and will be processed through that lens. The circumstances of the offense will dictate the amount of compensation the plaintiff will receive. In many situations victims of discrimination encounter unlawful termination, biased promotion, or blatant unequal pay. You are entitled to receive compensation for such acts of injustice. Additionally, those who suffer emotional damage may be entitled to additional compensation. Overall, an attorney can help you receive the maximum amount of compensation. They are experienced and are here to help you succeed. You don’t have to fight this alone, The Employees Rights Law Group is here to fight for you.