Fighting Discrimination In The Workplace
While our jobs allow us to afford the costs of living, they are also a big piece of many people’s identities. When discrimination invades your work environment, you may feel helpless and unsure of what to do. At Rothschild & Alwill, APC, our attorneys can help you end the discrimination and move forward. We are known in Southern California for our tireless spirit in standing up to discrimination and getting results.
Protected From Bias
California anti-discrimination laws offer comprehensive protections to job applicants and employees. State law prohibits an employer from discriminating against an employee’s:
- Ethnicity or national origin
- Gender, gender identity or gender expression
- Sexual orientation
- Marital status
- Military or veteran status
- Disability, including a physical or mental disability
- Medical condition, including pregnancy and breastfeeding
- Genetic information
We believe that immigrants who choose to live and work in California make our state the best it can be. As such, state law also bans English-only policies in the workplace unless justified by a business necessity.
Many workers are afraid to speak out, fearing employer retaliation. Federal and state laws prohibit employers from punishing you for reporting workplace discrimination or harassment. If you were demoted, wrongfully terminated or your pay reduced after reporting discrimination, your employer may be guilty of unlawful retaliation. We can help you fight back.
Talk To Us During A Confidential Free Consultation
If you are facing discrimination in the workplace, schedule a free consultation to talk about your issue with a lawyer. Because all consultations are confidential, you do not have to worry about your employer finding out. Call us in Bakersfield at 661-369-8510 or in Santa Barbara at 805-845-1190 to arrange your consultation. You can also reach us by email. Se habla español.