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YOUR CIVIL RIGHTS ARE IMPORTANT TO US

Employers Cannot Violate Your Civil Rights

Your Civil Rights may be violated if action or inaction is taken by an employer based on an employee’s race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, age, or status as a veteran.

Wrongful Termination

California has longstanding laws that prohibit termination of an employee when it would violate public policy.

If an employer terminates you for any unlawful reason, you may be able to sue them to recover money for pain and suffering, back pay, future pay, and the value of lost benefits due to your wrongful termination.

Discrimination

California employers are prohibited from taking adverse employment actions on the basis of your protected civil rights. Adverse employment actions can be in the form of termination, failure to hire, failure to promote, demotion, decrease in pay, and are illegal when taken because of your race, religion, sex, or on account of any of your numerous civil rights.

If an employer discriminates against you for any unlawful reason, you may be able to sue them to recover money for pain and suffering, back pay, future pay, and the value of lost benefits due to the discrimination that you suffered.

Harassment

Employers in California are prohibited from subjecting their employees to harassment that results in a hostile work environment.

Sexual Harassment can occur when you are subjected to unwelcome physical or verbal conduct based on your sex. For example, your refusal to engage in sexual conduct which leads to some action taken against you (demotion, termination, promise of promotion) is sexual harassment.

Racial Harassment can occur when you are subjected to verbal or physical conduct in the workplace because of your race, color, or national origin. For example, demeaning words, jokes, comments, indecent gestures, based on your race or color is harassment.

There are many other forms of harassment prohibited by law that you may have been subjected to. If you think your employer harassed you, our legal team may be able to help you recover damages against your employer. Damages could include pain and suffering, back pay, future pay, and the value of lost benefits.

Disability

Employers in California must provide reasonable accommodations for you if you have a qualified disability so long as the accommodations due not impose undue hardship on the employer. Examples of accommodations include modification of work schedules, workplace policies, workplace facilities or furniture, transfer to another location, time off for treatment of disability, job restructuring, and additional training.

Regardless of what your employer tells you, if you think your employer took action against you due to your disability, let our legal team review whether or not any reasonable accommodations would have caused your employer undue hardship. You may be able to recover damages for pain and suffering, back pay, future pay, and the value of lost benefits.

Retaliation

Employers are prohibited from retaliating against you if opposed any prohibited employment practice under California law or made a complaint of workplace discrimination or harassment.

If you tried to do the right thing by reporting workplace harassment or discrimination, and now your employer is taking action against you, you were likely retaliated against. With our legal team’s assistance, you could recover monetary damages for pain and suffering, back pay, future pay, and the value of lost benefits.

It is illegal for your employer to violate Your Civil Rights

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