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Employment Discrimination

Protecting Your Rights in the Workplace

Are you facing discrimination in the workplace? If so, you’re not alone. Employment discrimination is a serious issue that can have devastating effects on your career, livelihood, and overall well-being. At Kaplan Weiss LLP, we are committed to protecting the rights of employees who have been subjected to discrimination in the workplace. Our team of experienced Los Angeles employment discrimination lawyers is dedicated to fighting for justice for our clients.

Call Kaplan Weiss LLP today at (213) 553-4550 or contact us online to schedule a meeting with our employment discrimination attorney in Los Angeles!

Understanding Employment Discrimination

Employment discrimination occurs when an employer mistreats an employee or job applicant based on specific protected characteristics. These characteristics include race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, and pregnancy status. Discrimination can manifest in various forms, including:

  • Hiring and firing decisions
  • Pay and benefits
  • Promotions and job assignments
  • Training opportunities
  • Harassment and hostile work environments

No one should have to endure workplace discrimination. If you believe you have been a victim of employment discrimination, seeking legal guidance as soon as possible is essential.

In the state of California, both state and federal laws serve to safeguard employees from discrimination in the workplace. Among the pivotal statutes are:

  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII)
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
  • Equal Pay Act
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • Employment Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)
  • Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

Evidence Needed to Support Your Discrimination Claim

Proving employment discrimination can be challenging, as it often involves demonstrating discriminatory intent or disparate treatment. While each case is unique, some common types of evidence that may be used to support an employment discrimination claim include:

  • Direct evidence includes explicit statements or actions by an employer that demonstrate discriminatory intent, such as discriminatory comments or emails.
  • Circumstantial evidence: This includes evidence that suggests discrimination based on the surrounding circumstances, such as a pattern of disparate treatment or statistical disparities in hiring or promotion practices.
  • Witness testimony: Testimony from coworkers, supervisors, or other witnesses who can attest to instances of discrimination or harassment in the workplace.
  • Documentation: This includes any written records, emails, performance evaluations, or other documents that support your claims of discrimination.
  • Comparative evidence: This involves comparing your treatment to similarly situated employees who are not protected class members.

Gathering and presenting evidence in an employment discrimination case can be complex, so it’s essential to work with an experienced lawyer who understands the legal nuances involved.

How Our Los Angeles Lawyers Tackle Employment Discrimination

Navigating an employment discrimination claim can be overwhelming, especially when you’re already dealing with the emotional and professional repercussions of discrimination in the workplace. A seasoned employment discrimination attorney can offer invaluable support by:

  • Conducting a thorough investigation into your claims of discrimination, including gathering evidence and interviewing witnesses.
  • Advising you on your legal rights and options under state and federal employment discrimination laws.
  • Representing you in negotiations with your employer or legal representatives to seek a favorable resolution to your case.
  • Filing a formal complaint with the appropriate state or federal agency, such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH).
  • They represent you in litigation if a settlement cannot be reached and advocate for your rights in court.

Contact Our Los Angeles Employment Discrimination Lawyers Today

At Kaplan Weiss LLP, our team of Los Angeles employment discrimination lawyers is dedicated to fighting for justice for those facing workplace discrimination. We offer compassionate support and skilled legal representation to help you seek accountability and compensation for any harm suffered. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you believe you’ve been a victim of employment discrimination.

Contact Kaplan Weiss LLP today to meet with our employment discrimination lawyer in Los Angeles!

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