It is unfortunate that prejudices still exist in today’s society. One such prejudice relates to whether one of a certain gender can perform given tasks. Many employers operate under a mistaken belief that there are tasks a woman cannot do or that some chores cannot be performed by a male. Fortunately both federal and California law prevent companies from discriminating against employees or applicants on the basis of sex. Our Santa Ana gender discrimination lawyers handle such cases in Anaheim, Irvine, and throughout Orange County. Contact our office today to speak with an attorney.
Santa Ana attorneys representing Orange County employees in Anaheim, Irvine, and Fullerton who were discriminated against on the basis of their sex
Federal and California law prohibit discriminating against an employee on the basis of their sex. Title IX of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 give employees rights guaranteed by the U.S. Government. California offers additional protections to its residents through the Fair Housing and Employment Act (FEHA). These laws prohibit employers from denying employment, engaging in a wrongful termination, denying promotions, or otherwise discriminating against a person on the basis of their gender. Federal claims must generally be brought within 180 days of the discrimination while FEHA claims typically have a longer limitation of one year. An employer who is found to have violated these laws may be responsible for lost wages, unnecessary costs incurred in finding other employment, attorney’s fees, and possibly punitive damages.
A case for gender discrimination begins by filing an EEO Complaint or an FEHA Complaint. An administrative process will follow and, if that process does not resolve the problem, then the Plaintiff may file a lawsuit with the District Court. After the case is filed the Plaintiff will have the opportunity to conduct discovery, the process by which information is obtained, in order to build evidence of the discrimination. Such evidence may include internal emails where an employer states they will not hire a woman, memos stating that certain job positions should not be given to women, or other records showing a sexist company attitude which prevented a woman from advancing. After discovery is complete the parties will proceed to a trial. This can be a complicated process and it is strongly suggested that you retain an attorney to assist you.
Our Santa Ana gender discrimination lawyers represent women and men who have been denied a fair employment chance on the basis of their sex. Once retained, our attorneys will assist you in bringing your case before the Administrative Board and will quickly file a lawsuit once you are given the right to sue. We will use all the tools at our disposal to gather the evidence needed to prove your case. Our attorneys will ensure that you are prepared for trial and will aggressively protect your interests throughout the process. We understand the insult of discrimination and the serious nature of such a case. We will take your matter seriously. Contact us today.
Our Orange County employment law attorneys also service Aliso Viejo, Anaheim, Buena Park, Costa Mesa, Dana Point, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Irvine, La Habra, Ladera Ranch, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, Orange, Placentia, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Tustin, Westminster, and Yorba Linda.
Santa Ana gender discrimination attorneys showing victims the respect they deserve
You have been disrespected if your employer discriminated against you on the basis of gender. Our firm is built on the idea that everyone is entitled to respect and our attorneys will demonstrate this while handling your case. Our firm will quickly respond to your emails, quickly return your phone calls, and we will make ourselves available to answer your questions. This is our promise to each and every one of our clients.