California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) specifically states that it is “unlawful… for an employer, because of the race, religious creed, color, national origin… marital status, sex, age, or sexual orientation of any person, to refuse to hire or employ the person… or to discharge the person from employment… or to discriminate against the person in compensation or in terms, conditions, or privileges of employment.”
Both State and Federal laws protect employees from being discriminated against by their employers. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) prohibits employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of age who are 40 years or older. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination in the workplace based on race, sex, national origin, and religion.
If you were discriminated at work in violation of FEHA or any other federal or state law prohibiting discrimination, you should contact the best los angeles discrimination lawyer you can find.
What makes the best Los Angeles discrimination lawyer? For starters, ask the lawyer where he went to law school. You should also ask what type of experience that attorney has and how many cases that attorney handles. You will want the personal attention and best representation that you can get when bringing a discrimination claim against your employer.