Employees are legally protected against discrimination by their employer through employment discrimination law. Employers also have a duty to protect their employees from discrimination by other employees. Employment Discrimination must be based on a protected characteristic. In California, employment discrimination law protects the characteristics of race, gender, color, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation (including transgender status), religion, and creed.
Employment Discrimination comes in the form of adverse employment actions, which can include refusal to hire, demotion, suspension, unwarranted discipline, refusal to promote, and termination.
Additionally, disabled employees are entitled to reasonable accommodation of their disabilities, and employers have a positive duty to engage in an interactive process with the employee to attempt to resolve accommodation issues.
If you believe your employer (or a potential employer) may have discriminated against you based on your race, religion, sex, disability, or other protected characteristic, or if your employer has failed to protect you from discrimination by another employee, please call our discrimination attorney at the Law Offices of Michael P. Sousa at 858-453-6122 today.