Trusted Resource For Victims Of Workplace Discrimination
It is illegal for employers to discriminate against employees on the basis of their age, race, sex, sexual orientation and other protected attributes. Such protections extend to applicants, interns and regular employees. If an employer failed to evaluate you fairly, or you lost your job due to discrimination, it is important to speak with a lawyer.
At Schimmel & Parks, APLC, our attorneys have represented victims of workplace discrimination in both the public and private sector. From our office in Sherman Oaks, we work with individuals throughout Southern California and are always prepared to help our clients pursue justice.
California’s Discrimination Laws
California has broader and stricter regulations against workplace discrimination than even the federal government. Workers have protections against a wide range of discriminatory acts and retaliatory measures in which an employer might engage. These include:
- Application screening, interviewing and hiring
- Promotions, transfers and terminations
- Working conditions
- Compensation, including salaries and bonuses
Some employers may argue that they are not subject to the standards outlined in the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). As such, it is important to know that anyone who works for a public or private entity with at least five employees receives protection under the FEHA.
Remedies Available After Discrimination
Our attorneys have a unique blend of trial experience and in-depth understanding of state and federal employment law. We use this experience to establish legal strategies aimed at securing successful outcomes on our clients’ behalves.
We have helped employees in industries recover remedies for incidents of workplace harassment, including:
- Lost past or future earnings
- Hiring or reinstatement if you lost your job due to discrimination
- Out-of-pocket expenses incurred
- Reasonable accommodations to perform your job