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Long Beach Workplace Discrimination Lawyer

Long Beach Workplace Discrimination Attorney

Millions of employees experience workplace discrimination every day, and many may not even realize it. It is important to be aware that discrimination in the workplace can manifest in many ways, such as seemingly harmless jokes aimed at a person’s gender or unintentional biases in hiring practices. Small acts of workplace discrimination can easily foster a larger culture of discrimination. If you experienced workplace discrimination and are unsure what to do next, a Long Beach workplace discrimination lawyer can help you.

You can work with a professional workplace discrimination lawyer at Nosratilaw, A Professional Law Corporation. Our team has a deep understanding of both federal and California employment law and is passionate about obtaining justice for our clients. With over 25 years of combined experience protecting the rights of employees, you can be confident that your case will be handled with dedication and care. Our team can guide you through every stage of the process.

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Defining Workplace Discrimination

Workplace discrimination in Long Beach refers to an employee or job applicant being treated unfairly based on a protected characteristic. Protected characteristics or classes in the state of California include:

  • Race, Color, Ethnicity
  • Gender or Sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, etc.)
  • Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Gender Expression
  • Religion
  • Marital Status
  • Genetic Information
  • Military or Veteran Status
  • Disability or Medical Conditions
  • Age (40 and older)
  • Private Cannabis Use

Discrimination that occurs in the workplace involves many forms of distinctive treatment that negatively affects a person’s employment status, work environment, and career development. Workplace discrimination can happen at any employment stage, including hiring, wage determination, promotion, firing, and overall working conditions. It can be deliberate or accidental, subtle or blatant, and can be the result of a company policy, individual acts, or broader issues within a company.

Common types of workplace discrimination that may occur include disparate treatment, disparate impact, and harassment. Any kind of discrimination can have serious consequences for employees, such as financial loss, career hindrance, and emotional distress. Employers are legally obligated to prevent discrimination in their company and address it when it happens, providing an appropriate remedy.

Remedies for Workplace Discrimination

Employees who were victims of workplace discrimination may be entitled to multiple remedies if they can effectively prove the discrimination occurred. These are potential remedies an individual can be awarded for the discrimination they experienced:

  • Back Pay: An employee may receive compensation for wages lost due to wrongful termination, a demotion, or a failure to promote. It can consist of lost salary, commissions, and bonuses.
  • Front Pay: If, for whatever reason, the affected employee does not continue working for the company where they experienced the discrimination, they may be entitled to compensation for future lost wages.
  • Emotional Distress Damages: Employees can recover compensation for emotional distress that resulted from the discrimination.
  • Hiring/Promotion/Reinstatement: In some cases, an employee may be reinstated to their former position or promoted to the position they were denied because of discrimination. Individuals who were denied employment due to discrimination may then be entitled to employment.
  • Policy Change: The employer may be ordered to make necessary changes to policies or practices to keep discrimination from happening again.
  • Reasonable Accommodations: An employee with a disability can be given the proper accommodations they were denied because of disability discrimination. This can ensure they are able to effectively perform their job duties without hardship.
  • Punitive Damages: In cases where the discriminatory conduct is malicious or reckless, the employer may be ordered to pay punitive damages as further punishment and to deter any future conduct of that nature.
  • Attorney Costs and Fees: An employee who has a successful outcome with their discrimination case may be entitled to recover all legal fees and expenses.

These remedies are meant to hold employers accountable, restore the affected employee’s emotional and financial health, and discourage workplace discrimination going forward. It is important to note that the remedies you may be entitled to depend on the details of your claim. An employment lawyer can look over your case and determine what remedies you could be awarded.


Q. What Should I Do if I Witness a Coworker Being Discriminated Against?

A. If you witness a coworker being discriminated against, you can report it to your employer or supervisor, HR department, or a government agency such as the California Civil Rights Department (CRD) or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). If the coworker reports the incident, you can support them by providing a witness testimony or statement.

Q. What Laws Protect Employees From Workplace Discrimination?

A. There are various laws that protect employees from workplace discrimination. The primary law for the state of California is the Fair Employment and Housing Act, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, gender, sex, sexual orientation, disability, religion, and many other protected characteristics.

On the federal level, there are several laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, the Equal Pay Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the Immigration Reform and Control Act, to protect employees.

Q. How to Deal With Unfair Discrimination in the Workplace?

A. Navigating unfair discrimination in the workplace is not easy, but you can effectively address this issue by taking the following steps:

  • Become familiar with the company’s anti-discrimination policies
  • Document the incidents of discrimination
  • Report the discrimination to either human resources or your employer, making sure you receive a written report
  • Consult with a lawyer to discuss your options

Q. Can My Employer Retaliate if I Report Workplace Discrimination?

A. No, your employer cannot retaliate if you report workplace discrimination. There are both state and federal laws that protect workers from retaliation when they participate in protected activities such as reporting discrimination, participating in a discrimination investigation, or filing a discrimination complaint with a government agency. Retaliation is a form of discrimination, and a complaint can be filed with a government agency that handles it.

Contact Nosratilaw, A Professional Law Corporation

If you or someone you know has been a victim of workplace discrimination, do not hesitate to contact us at Nosratilaw, A Professional Law Corporation, for legal guidance from a workplace discrimination lawyer. Our legal team is available to assess your case and fight to defend your employment rights.

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