A Workplace Discrimination Lawyer Can Help You Fight Injustice
Federal and California state laws protect workers from various forms of discrimination in the workplace. Despite these mandates, some employers continue to treat workers unfairly based on race, age, gender, disability, and other reasons that are prohibited by law. If you have experienced workplace discrimination, you can take legal steps to protect your rights. Gregory Thyberg is a workplace discrimination lawyer in Sacramento, CA, who has a record of standing up for mistreated workers. To find out how his successes in workplace discrimination law can benefit your case, contact Thyberg Law today for a free consultation.
Understanding Workplace Discrimination
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) are laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or employee based on categories, including:
- Age - The Federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act protects employees aged 40 and older from age-related bias in the workplace. Furthermore, the Older Worker’s Benefit Protection Act prohibits employers from calculating benefits based on a worker’s age.
- Disability - Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, employers cannot legally discriminate against hires and workers based on their disabilities. Additionally, employers are required to provide reasonable accommodations in allowing their employees to perform their jobs.
- Gender - Gender discrimination is when an employee or job applicant is treated unfavorably based on that person’s gender. One of the most common forms of gender discrimination is pregnancy discrimination.
- Genetic Information - Employers are prohibited from using genetic information in making employment decisions, and they are restricted from requesting, requiring, or purchasing genetic information.
- National Origin - National origin discrimination is when an employer treats an applicant or employee unfairly based on their country or origin or region of the world, or because they appear to be of a certain ethnic background.
- Pregnancy - Employers may not discriminate against a pregnant woman in hiring or on-the-job situations. An employer is also required to provide leave to a pregnant woman. Refusing pregnancy leave, denying promotion to an expectant mother, and eliminating a pregnant woman’s position are all considered forms of pregnancy discrimination.
- Race/Color - Race discrimination is when a job applicant or employee is mistreated due to their race or because they have characteristics that are associated with a certain race. Color discrimination is when a person is unfairly treated specifically because of their complexion.
- Religion - Laws prohibiting religious discrimination protects people who belong to traditional religions, as well as those who have other religious, ethical, or moral beliefs.
- Sexual Orientation and Identity - Sex discrimination involves treating an applicant or employee unfavorably due to that person's sexual orientation, gender identity, or transgender status.
What an Attorney Can Do
With over 35 years of legal experience, Gregory Thyberg can fight for clients who have endured discrimination related to:
Mr. Thyberg can leverage his past experience and litigation skills to ensure that your rights and way of life are protected under law.
Contact Gregory Thyberg Today
If believe that you may have been discriminated against in the workplace, contact Thyberg Law online today to schedule your no-obligation case review. You can also call our office at (916) 204-9173 to speak to a member of our team.