Sometimes when an employer takes issue with an employee that employer doesn’t fire the employee. They worry about being sued for wrongful termination, and having to pay financial damages as a result. That doesn’t necessarily mean they leave the employee alone to do his or her job, though. Employers have been known to harass employees in an effort to get them to leave a company on their own, thereby mitigating their responsibility and ensuring they can’t be sued. Not terminating an employee doesn’t mean an employer is not breaking the law, though. Harassing an employee based on any of California’s protected classes is illegal. If you are facing discrimination on the job, you can take your employer to court for discrimination and harassment, or for failing to protect you from discrimination and harassment by your fellow coworkers.
Protected Classes in California Employment
It may not always be obvious, but an employee facing discrimination at work can often tell when that discrimination is related to their race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, medical issues, or physical disability. There may be signs that the work you are being assigned, the workspace you have been given to work in, promotions you failed to get, or exclusion from company activities is intentionally meant to make you uncomfortable. When you face harassment due to race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, medical issues, physical disability, age, or any of California’s other protected classes, you have a legal right to demand it stop, that those in charge of the situation are reprimanded, and to seek financial compensation.
Bay Area Unlawful Discrimination Attorney
Discrimination on the job comes in many forms. It includes, but is not limited to:
- Physical harassment
- Sexual harassment
- Emotional or psychological abuse
When you are facing discrimination at work, you should never put up with it. The situation is unlikely to resolve itself on its own, especially if your boss is the one responsible, or is turning a blind eye to the behavior of others. Alexander van Broek has taken numerous discrimination cases in which an employee is being sexually harassed, or harassed due to his or her race, national original, gender, religion, or other protected categories. He seeks to help employees get out from under the discrimination they are facing at work, and get the compensation they deserve for their suffering, so they can move on in their lives and work.