By law, both state and federal, you are protected in the workplace against
discrimination based on age, race, sex, and religion, to name a few. It
is against the law to make any employment, promotion, or compensation
decisions based on these personally identifying factors. Nevertheless,
despite these regulations, employers continue to do exactly that.
These practices are unlawful and you have the right to take legal action
and seek justice against an employer who engages in discriminatory treatment.
It may seem intimidating to stand up to your employer and you may also
fear the prospect of retaliation, but seeking legal representation can
help protect your rights.
The attorneys at Habbas & Associates have over 175 years of combined
experience in several areas of practice. We have also partnered with the
Gwilliam, Ivary, Chiosso, Cavalli & Brewer law firm, who handle discrimination
cases as well.
Discrimination is not something you should silently endure at work. We
will fight for you.
What Qualifies As Discrimination in the Workplace?
The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) protects
you from illegal discrimination and harassment based on the following
factors, whether they are actual or perceived:
- Medical condition
- Military or veteran status
- National origin
- Sexual orientation
- Genetic information
- Gender, gender identity, or gender expression
- Marital status
The DFEH also protects job applicants against employers, employment agencies,
or labor unions that fail to meet equal employment standards. Additionally,
you are, by law, protected against retaliation should you oppose, report,
or assist in opposing unlawful discrimination. Fighting for your rights
is not only important for you, but for those you work with who may also
face discrimination, but may be afraid to act.
If you believe that you have been discriminated against, we can help. At
Habbas & Associates, we will help you through this stressful time
and protect you from any retaliation tactics your employer may use against
you. You deserve justice.
Contact a San Jose discrimination attorney at our firm today for a free consultation! We serve Northern California
Clients from four convenient office locations in San Jose, Modesto, Sacramento,