Laws set by both the state of California and the federal government aim to protect employees from discrimination in the workplace. Those experiencing a harassing or discriminating workplace should consult with HKM Employment Attorneys.
Navigating anti-discrimination law is a common legal issue for employees. A law firm like HKM Employment Attorneys in San Diego can help you resolve a workplace discrimination case.
Types of Cases Our Discrimination Lawyers Handle
We work to protect employees affected by all types of discrimination. Our discrimination attorneys have experience navigating cases related to:
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) laws)
- Americans with Disabilities Act
- California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA)
- Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967
- California Family Rights Act (CFRA) and New Parent Leave Act (NPLA)
- City of San Diego’s Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy (public employees)
What Are the Types of Workplace Discrimination?
Federal, state, and San Diego laws aim to protect workers from all forms of discrimination, including but not limited to:
Victims of age discrimination can have a multitude of different experiences. Still, our attorneys understand local and federal laws implemented to protect individuals. If you were a denied job applicant, an employee eligible for promotions or compensation, or believe you suffered from wrongful termination, our employment discrimination attorneys can help you learn more about your options.
National origin discrimination
Under both federal law and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, qualified applicants and employees cannot be discriminated against on the basis of national origin or ancestry. If you have experienced discrimination, our lawyers can assist with filing a discrimination claim.
In addition to the federal Whistleblower Protection Act, California protects whistleblowers under California Labor Code Section 1102.5. San Diego protects city employees from whistleblower retaliation at the city level but otherwise follows state and federal law.
Before exposing wrongdoing within a company or employer, consult with an attorney. Employment lawyers can offer advice and information about how retaliation protection works to help those facing employment discrimination cases or further investigation from an employer.
Workplace retaliation is the most common type of discrimination claim, making up more than half of all EEOC claims in 2019.
Sexual harassment frequently takes the form of manipulation and coercion for both men and women and makes for a hostile work environment. If you feel that that you have escalated the matter to human resources but are still sensing discrimination, you may decide to take legal action. Meet with an attorney to discuss the terms of your individual case. Employment attorneys can also help individuals navigate sexual orientation rights in San Diego.
Laws require employers to accommodate employees with both physical and mental disabilities or impairments. Such legislation is backed on both the federal (ADA) and state-level California Fair Employment and Housing Act.
Employment attorneys can help those affected with disabilities understand their rights, help protect them in their current employment, and explain the options for filing a case.
Talk to a San Diego Discrimination Attorney
HKM Employment Attorneys is a law firm of experienced attorneys that can represent discrimination claims in San Diego, San Diego County, and surrounding Southern California. Attorneys here cover a range of practice areas and work to ensure clients get equal treatment and compensation per federal and local employment laws.
Call HKM Employment Attorneys in San Diego to explore whether you should pursue a discrimination case, and to learn more about rights as an employee in the Golden State.