Our Los Angeles Employment Lawyers Handle the Full Range of Discrimination Cases
At Fisher & Talwar, our Los Angeles business discrimination attorneys are committed to providing the highest level of personalized guidance and support to our clients. With deep experience handling a wide range of employment discrimination claims, we are qualified to represent employers and employees. If you have any questions or concerns about state or federal discrimination laws, our legal team can help. For a strictly private, no obligation consultation with a top-rated California employment discrimination lawyer, please call our Los Angeles law office today.
An Overview Of State and Federal Employment Discrimination Laws In California
A broad web of anti-workplace discrimination laws are in place to ensure employees have access to fair and equal opportunities. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) defines discrimination broadly as treatment that is “less favorable.” Workplace discrimination is illegal when it is based on a protected characteristic. Some of the most important employment discrimination laws that apply to businesses and organizations in Los Angeles include:
- California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA);
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964;
- Pregnancy Discrimination Act;
- Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA); and
- The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
We Represent Clients In The Full Range Of Discrimination Claims
With deep experience providing business & employment law services, our Los Angeles-based team has the skills and knowledge to handle the full spectrum of workplace discrimination claims in California. Along with other types of employment discrimination cases, we can help you with:
- Racial discrimination;
- National origin discrimination;
- Sex & gender discrimination;
- Sexual orientation discrimination;
- Age-based discrimination
- Disability status discrimination;
- Religious discrimination; and
- Military service discrimination.
Discrimination: Unfavorable Treatment Based On A Legally Protected Trait
In order to establish a case of discrimination, an employee must prove that they were treated less favorably than similarly situated/qualified co-workers or job applicants based on a legally protected characteristic. As an example, imagine that a Los Angeles construction company has 20 full-time employees on staff. An employer of that size is subject to both the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) and the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Both statutes bar sex-based discrimination.
If that employer refuses to hire female employees because the business owner believes that they are “not suited” for the construction industry, the company could be sued for discrimination. An employer must assess job applicants based on the actual qualifications, not on preconceived notions about their sex. However, that employer would be permitted to deny a position to an individual female applicant who could not lift heavy objects (50 pounds+) if doing so was a bona-fide requirement of the position in question.
The Bottom Line: Employers should assess job applicants and employees based on their individual qualifications and attributes, not on general stereotypes about a protected characteristic. An employer that unlawfully discriminates against an employee or job applicant can be held liable through an employment law claim.
How Our California Workplace Discrimination Attorneys Can Help
Discrimination claims are complicated. All allegations of discrimination in the workplace must be taken seriously. At Fisher & Talwar, we know the law. Protecting your best interests is our number one priority. When you call our Los Angeles law office, you will have an opportunity to work directly with a California employment discrimination attorney who can:
- Listen to your story, answer your questions, and assess your case;
- Investigate the discrimination claim, gathering the evidence/information you need;
- Represent you or your company in any settlement negotiations; and
- Craft a fully personalized legal strategy focused on getting the best outcome.
You do not have to go through the legal claims process alone. Professional guidance and advice is available. We provide personalized, solutions-driven legal representation to each and every client. Our Los Angeles, CA employment discrimination attorneys will put in the time, resources, and attention to detail that your case deserves.
Call Our Los Angeles Employment Discrimination Lawyers For Immediate Help
At Fisher & Talwar, our top-rated California business law attorneys have the skills, experience, and legal knowledge to handle the full range of employment discrimination claims. If you have questions about your rights or your options, we are here to help. Call us now or contact us today to set up your strictly confidential consultation. From our Los Angeles legal office, we represent employers and employees throughout all of Southern California, including in Torrance, Santa Clarita, West Covina, Pasadena, Pomona, Long Beach, Santa Monica, Lancaster, Downey, and Glendale.