This post concludes and recaps our series on the handling of race discrimination cases involving Santa Ana, California employers. We felt it necessary to write on this topic as many employees are unsure of the steps to take immediately after their rights have been violated. This is understandable given that one, for obvious reasons, will be incredibly upset over the situation. The goal of our last several posts has been to provide information which will help people to better understand their rights. If you have questions about your situation then contact our office to speak with an attorney.
We have discussed several topics over our recent articles. Issues which we have analyzed include:
- The meaning of race discrimination in employment
- Filing a race discrimination claim against your employer
- Discovery in cases involving race discrimination
- Attending trial in such matters
- Calculating damages when your employer has discriminated against you
There are several reasons why employees in our area should understand these issues. First, an employer does not have to explicitly say that your race was the reason for their decision in order to bring a discrimination action. If a company puts policies in place which have the effect of hurting one particular group then such policies may be considered discriminatory, even if they do not explicitly mention race. Second, you must go through administrative procedures before filing a claim or else your case may be dismissed. Third, it is crucial to fully conduct discovery so that you have needed evidence at the time of trial. Finally, your damages may be substantially more than lost wages. You may also be entitled to the value of lost benefits, expenses you incurred in finding a new job, and punitive damages.
One point we stressed throughout each of these articles is that it is important for Orange County workers to retain an employment law attorney experienced in this area of the law. Discrimination cases can be complicated and it is important that your rights be protected throughout the process. Call our Santa Ana office today to speak with a lawyer. Glen Duvel devotes a substantial portion of his practice to helping employees and he is ready to assist you.
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