Employment discrimination can occur during the application and interview process, while an individual is employed or when an employee is terminated. Discrimination may have occurred if someone is not hired when he or she would otherwise be qualified, other than the individual's status in a protected class, if an employee is exposed to a hostile work environment or if he or she is demoted or terminated on the basis of a protected status.
The classes that afford protections include sexual orientation, race, religion, disability and age, among many others. Employees and prospective employees who are members of any of these classes may have a claim against their employers if they are discriminated against as a result. Employees who are pursuing a claim for discrimination often find that obtaining the required proof can be difficult. The discrimination may be subtle or rely on eyewitness accounts and numerous employment records for adequate proof.
The Law Offices of Allan A. Sigel, P.C. have significant experience representing clients who are alleging to be the victims of employment discrimination. Their attorneys can provide strategic support to those they represent to assess their claims and establish the proof necessary for a successful claim. If those alleging discrimination are members of a protected class, then their associated rights should be protected under anti-discrimination laws.
Our attorneys are experienced in representing clients alleging discrimination based on each of the various protected classes. They will conduct their own investigation, evaluate the circumstances and provide support to their clients throughout the duration of their discrimination claims. They understand the evidence necessary to file a successful claim and will zealously advocate for the employment rights of each of their clients who are alleging discrimination in California.