Discrimination and Harassment in the Workplace
Webb Law Group, APC has a team of employment attorneys who are highly experienced in lawsuits relating to workplace discrimination and harassment. Our Southern California employment litigation team has the necessary experience to handle these types of claims.
Despite the fact that there are many federal, state, and local laws in place that prohibit discrimination in the workplace and require equal rights be granted to all employees, discrimination still exists today in the workplace. Discrimination in the workplace creates a toxic environment, and one that should not be tolerated by any employee of the company. Unfortunately, most instances of discrimination are never reported, and no action is taken against the perpetrating employer, including bosses and coworkers who have engaged in discrimination or allowed it to occur in at work.
California as a state has some of the most protective laws regarding discrimination in the nation. Under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) the areas that are considered protected include ancestry/creed, age, color, disability, genetics, gender, gender expression or identity, marital status, military or veteran status, nationality, race, religion, sex, and sexual orientation. Under FEHA, it is illegal for an employer to discriminate or harass an employee or prospective employee due to any of these protected traits. This is true from very start of the hiring process, during employment, and all the way through termination.