Discrimination is a workplace violation that can be spotted easily. The problem is many employees are not aware of their legal rights, while some are afraid to complain to their employers. Under the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, employees should not be subject to discriminatory actions based on their race, age, sex, national or religion. There are other federal laws such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Equal Pay Act (EPA) that make it unlawful to discriminate against employees.
The following are some situations that can be considered workplace discrimination:
- A female employee gets lower wages compared to her male co-employee.
- An employer chooses to promote a worker over an employee with hearing impairment.
- An older job applicant was not accepted in the company while a younger applicant got hired.
- A supervisor forbids an employee to observe religious practices and traditions in the workplace.
- An African-American employee receives less work and benefits than his Caucasian coworkers.
- An employee who filed a sick leave due to a disability was not allowed to return to work.
If you are experiencing any of these situations and your employer allows them at work, you can file a discrimination claim against your company. A Los Angeles employment lawyer can help you prove their labor violations and obtain compensatory damages for their adverse actions. If you are looking for such an attorney, the legal advocates of Mesriani Law Group will help you.
With over 15 years of legal practice, our Los Angeles employment attorneys can certainly deliver the best results for your discrimination claim. Our lawyers can assist you to file the complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Remember that you should provide your name, address, telephone number, and the company where you are working. Once they receive your complaint, they would investigate your company and verify your complaint. The EEOC will file a discrimination suit with your company if it confirms the employment discrimination.
Here are some of the benefits you may get from the claim settlement:
- Back pay
- Reinstatement to former position if fired
- Compensation for pain and suffering
If you want to make sure that you win the settlement and obtain these benefits, you should get a seasoned labor attorney to fight for your rights.