Who Is Protected From Discrimination?
Despite laws against it, discrimination still occurs in the workplace. California law protects employees from discrimination based on gender, age, sexual orientation, race, religion, disabilities and more.
Discrimination can occur at any point during employment such as the hiring process, promotions, bonuses or termination. Unfortunately, proving that you experienced discrimination can be difficult because there is rarely concrete evidence for an employer's reasons. However, you should still speak to an employment lawyer if you believe your employer acted illegally.
Proving Wrongful Termination
Sometimes an employer has a legitimate reason to fire or lay off an employee. However, termination can be an act of discrimination. Termination is also illegal if it violates laws or contracts concerning your employment.
To hold employers accountable, you should always check your contract if you have been terminated. Understand the terms of your employment and any conditions regarding termination. You should also ask your employer for the reasons you were fired. If your contract was violated or you suspect discrimination is underlying the reasons for your termination, speak to an attorney immediately.
We Will Fight For Your Rights
At Sullivan Law Group APC, we understand how to gather evidence of discrimination or wrongful termination. We will guide you through the steps you need to take while working vigorously to protect your rights. We will work toward the benefits you deserve, whether through a settlement or litigation.
To schedule a free consultation about your situation, please contact us online or call 619-702-6760. We serve clients in the San Diego County, Imperial County, the surrounding areas and any State or Federal Court in California.