The vast majority of workers in California simply want to arrive at work and perform their jobs to the best of their abilities. In a perfect world, there would be no interference in their ability to do this due to their age, race and disability, among other protected classes. Unfortunately, this world is not perfect, and some people find that violations of employment law related to workplace discriminations inhibits their ability to perform their work-related tasks.
Several different laws, both state and federal, protect workers from discrimination. For example, the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) requires employers to treat their workers equally regarding issues such as termination, disciplinary action, promotion, hiring and other employment-related matter. Despite these laws, however, unlawful treatment still occurs.
Victims of workplace discrimination do have the option of seeking legal recourse by filing a claim with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing. However, time restrictions do apply; in most cases, claims must be filed within a year of the from the day of the unlawful treatment or within a year of the victim’s 18th birthday.
Victims of workplace discrimination may be in shock regarding their treatment and unsure of their options. However, Diefer Law Group, P.C. has an experienced team dedicated to fighting for those who have been treated unlawfully. This team is committed to addressing the individual needs of each of our clients and creating legal solutions tailored to their needs. By taking action, we can help these victims ensure that employers are held accountable for discrimination, potentially protecting others from similar treatment.