Racial discrimination by employers is unfortunately common in California and in the United States. Many employers still hold flawed and outdated biases towards others solely on the basis of ethnicity or color. If an employer denies someone a job, a promotion, or otherwise treats them unfairly on the basis of color then such a victim has options available to them. Our Santa Ana discrimination attorneys assist those who have been treated unfairly on the basis of their color or nationality. Contact our office today to speak with a lawyer. We service all of Orange County.
Santa Ana race discrimination lawyers helping employees in Anaheim, Irvine, Fullerton, and elsewhere
California state and U.S. federal law prohibits employers from engaging in race discrimination. California does so under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) and federal law does so under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. While a discrimination victim may pursue remedies in state or Federal Court, our state’s laws provide far greater protections. Under the FEHA an employee has up to one year to take action after an employer breaks the law while a federal claim must be brought within 180 days. Also, state law does not limit damages which can be awarded, attorneys’ fees which may be reimbursed, or heightened burdens of proof that are placed on the victims.
The first step to remedying an employer’s discriminatory act is to file an FEHA claim with the California Department of Fair Housing and Employment. If one is filing a federal case then the process begins with an EEO complaint. Complaints are appropriate if one has been denied a job, a promotion, a particular work schedule, or some other benefit on the basis of their race, their spouse’s race, or the race of their acquaintances. After the administrative process has been completed then the victim will receive a “right to sue” letter and litigation may then commence. Litigation in such a matter commences by filing a Complaint with the State Court. Discovery, the process by which information is gained from the other side, will commence shortly after the defendant responds. If settlement is not reached then the case will ultimately be decided at a trial.
Our Santa Ana race discrimination lawyers protect employees who have been victimized. We will use your initial consultation to determine whether you may have a claim and to help you understand the next step in dealing with the employer. If a Complaint is appropriate then we will quickly file a FEHA claim. Once you receive your right to sue letter we will use discovery to gather emails, internal company records, witness statements, and other evidence showing that you were a victim of discrimination. If a settlement cannot be reached then our firm will ensure that you are prepared for trial and we will aggressively protect your interests before the jury. We understand that it is a violating feeling to be the victim in such a case. Contact our office today.
Our 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.
Race discrimination attorneys providing excellent service on behalf of Santa Ana employees
If you have been discriminated against due to your race then you have already been disrespected. We understand this and strive to provide our clients with the highest levels of respect and service. We will ensure that your phone calls are quickly returned, that your questions are answered, and that our attorneys are available should you have concerns. Few things are as serious in life as one’s career and we will take your case seriously.