As an employee in California, you have the right to work in an environment that is free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. Employment discrimination is bad news for employers and employees. Inclusive work environments drive productivity, enhance creativity, limit turnover, and keep work-related stress in check. Discrimination claims point to something that’s broken, and whether it is intentional or not, you may be able to file a claim against your employer to recover compensation for lost wages and benefits and other monetary damages.
At Blake Jones Law, PC (BJL) we encourage you to hold employers accountable. Our job is to advocate for you, giving you back your voice and helping you assert your legal rights by taking a stand against the discriminatory behavior you have experienced. By taking action, you not only protect yourself but also contribute to creating a fairer and more just workplace for all employees. BJL is committed to helping you navigate the complex legal system, advocating for your interests, and ensuring that you receive the justice you deserve.
When engaged in a discrimination or harassment case, California Discrimination Lawyer Blake Jones conducts a comprehensive investigation in order to assess the viability of all potential claims and defenses. Mr. Jones has a unique understanding of how employers and insurance companies approach claims because he spent nearly 20 years defending them. We know what to expect and can anticipate their defense strategies and get ahead of them.
At BJL, We Advocate For Your Legal Rights
Our practice includes representing employees in discrimination and harassment litigation involving claims under:
- Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA)
- Equal Pay Act (EPA)
- Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA)
- Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA)
- Rehabilitation Act of 1973
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII)
These laws (among others) prohibit discrimination on the basis of age, ancestry, national origin, race, color, religion, disability, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, medical condition, marital status, military status, and other protected characteristics. Harassment is considered a form of discrimination under Title VII and includes many different forms of unwanted, unwelcome, and inappropriate physical contact as well as verbal, non-verbal, and electronic communication.
Examples of Workplace Discrimination
Workplace discrimination is common in California, and many employees may not even recognize an act as discrimination initially. Some of the most common scenarios where discrimination manifests in the workplace include:
- Not being hired
- Being demoted
- Being passed/overlooked/denied a promotion or advancement
- Receiving a reduction in pay
- Receiving reduced benefits
- Being forced to quit
- Being transferred to an unfavorable job assignment
- Being terminated or fired
An employee has a viable claim against their employer for workplace discrimination if their employer took any of the above actions against them and those actions were motivated in whole or in part by discrimination. At the heart of these cases are fundamental issues of fairness and justice, and it is vital to have a lawyer who understands the gravity of these matters and is committed to achieving the best possible outcome for their clients. At BJL, our goal is happy clients – we’ve got your back every step of the way.
Speak with a California Discrimination Lawyer Today
While employers have the right to hire, fire, and promote employees based on their merit, they do not have the right to do so based on specific protected characteristics. There are state and federal laws in place to prevent workplace discrimination so that all workers have the opportunity to provide for themselves and their loved ones.
If you have been discriminated against in the workplace, you may have a right to bring a claim to recover compensation. You have nothing to lose by calling to discuss your potential case. We only get paid if we win, and your initial consultation is free, so reach out now to learn how we can help. Contact us today.