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Los Angeles Discrimination & Harassment Lawyer

Despite the enactment of statutes to protect employees and efforts to eliminate discrimination and harassment in the work environment, data compiled by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) reveals that far too many workers experience unlawful treatment. Every year, the DFEH receives around 19,000 complaints alleging violations of employment laws. Plus, these figures are on the rise with a steady increase in filings over the last five years.

At Litigation, P.C., our team is committed to seeking justice for employees who suffer hardship due to workplace discrimination and harassment. You may have legal remedies for addressing such misconduct, including the right to recover compensation for your losses. Please contact our office to set up a consultation with a Los Angeles discrimination & harassment lawyer right away. You might also benefit by reviewing some information about the relevant concepts.

Overview of California Discrimination and Harassment Laws

You might already know that federal civil rights laws safeguard employees; however, California statutes and regulations generally feature more extensive protections and legal options for aggrieved workers. You may have a claim related to:

Discrimination: It is illegal for an employer to treat a worker differently or engage in adverse action based upon a protected characteristic, such as:

  • Race;
  • Sex;
  • National origin;
  • Religion;
  • Color;
  • Gender identity and expression;
  • Disability; and,
  • Many other traits.

Harassment: Though most commonly associated with sexual misconduct, harassment is actionable any time it creates a hostile work environment and was motivated by discrimination of a legally protected characteristic. Sexual harassment may also be quid pro quo in nature, such as where an employee makes promises to another worker in exchange for sexual favors.

Discrimination and Harassment for Protected Activities: Employers are also prohibited from misconduct related to an employee’s participation in lawful conduct. Examples include:

  • Reporting harassment or discrimination;
  • Filing a workers’ compensation claim; and,
  • Disclosing the employer’s violations of law, familiarly known as whistleblowing.

Employees Have Rights Regarding Workplace Misconduct

If you experienced discrimination or harassment at work, you have the option of filing a complaint with DFEH. This administrative agency will launch an investigation and attempt to resolve your claim through an out-of-court settlement. You can also request that DFEH issue a “Right-to-Sue,” in which you would file a lawsuit directly in court.

Our team at Litigation, P.C. will advocate on your behalf through either process, helping you obtain all forms of relief available in your case. For example, you may qualify to:

  • Recover back pay, lost wages, advance pay, and future earnings;
  • Seek hiring, reinstatement, or a promotion;
  • Obtain damages for emotional distress; and,
  • Cover out-of-pocket costs and attorney’s fees;

Contact a Los Angeles Discrimination & Harassment Lawyer for More Information 

The law protects employees against mistreatment in the workplace. For a confidential consultation with an experienced Los Angeles discrimination and harassment lawyer, contact Litigation, P.C., at 424-284-2401 or online to learn about your legal options. We routinely handle matters throughout SoCal.