Employment Discrimination

Corren & Corren regularly represents both employees and employers in employment discrimination matters.

Forms of illegal employment discrimination include:

  • Sex Harassment
  • Physical Condition or Disability
  • Sex/Gender
  • Pregnancy (and Related Medical Conditions or Treatments)
  • Religion
  • Race
  • National Origin
  • Age (Over 40 Years of Age)
  • Sexual Orientation

Employers are prohibited from illegal discriminating against employees when making decisions about:

  • Hiring
  • Firing
  • Promotions
  • Demotions
  • Transfers (Granting, Refusing, and/or Forcing Transfers)
  • Wages/Salaries
  • Discipline
  • Lay Offs

Employees who have been illegally discriminated against are potentially entitled to certain remedies including:

  • Lost Wages
  • Lost Employment Benefits
  • Mental and Emotional Distress Damages
  • Legal Expenses
  • Reinstatement

Normally before an employee is authorized to file a discrimination lawsuit in Court, an employee must first file what is referred to as an administrative complaint with either the California Department of Fair Employment Housing and/or the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Only after one or both of these administrative agencies has issued what is called "a right to sue letter" can the employee then usually file a lawsuit. And while these administrative agencies do have the authority to initiate litigation on behalf of the employee, with limited resources they only are able to litigate a very small percentage of claims.

If you believe you are a victim of employment discrimination or you are an employer being accused of such discrimination, please contact our office for a free consultation.

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