Employment Discrimination


Experienced Employment Discrimination Attorneys in Pasadena, California

At Romero Law, our skilled Pasadena discrimination attorneys know how difficult it can be for

California employees to enforce their workplace rights, when they are not sure if they are being violated.

Unfortunately, discrimination is often disguised as a misunderstanding or other excuses, which undermines our clients’ abilities to pursue damages for their mistreatment.

Our Pasadena Employment Law Attorneys focus on providing customized legal solutions for those who have been discriminated against for their inclusion in a protected category, as outlined by both the federal Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the California Civil Rights Department.

No matter your workplace position, employer, or industry, you are entitled to work in a safe environment, free from inequality and bias. We want to help ensure that is true. And if it is not, we will help you aggressively fight for the damages you have endured.

Which Categories are Protected from Employment Discrimination in California?

Both federal and California laws prohibit discrimination based on many important categories.

In California, the laws prohibit workplace discrimination based on a person’s:

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  • Age, when the employee is 40 or older
  • Ancestry or national origin
  • Gender, gender identity, or gender expression
  • Marital status
  • Medical conditions
  • Mental or physical disabilities
  • Military or veteran status
  • Race or color
  • Religion or creed
  • Sex, which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions
  • Sexual orientation

If you have been unfairly treated in the workplace for possessing one or more of the protected characteristics or beliefs, contact our skilled employment discrimination attorney in Pasadena today to discuss your legal rights and options to hold your employer liable for your damages.

What Behaviors Fall Under California’s Workplace Discrimination Laws?

California state law bars discrimination in all business practices, including those that apply to:

  • Advertisements
  • Applications, screening, and interviews
  • Hiring, transferring, promoting, terminating, or separating employees
  • Working conditions, including compensation
  • Participation in a training or apprenticeship program, employee organization, or union

If you have been impacted by workplace discrimination, the law protects your right to pursue your employer for their unlawful behavior, or for allowing discrimination to take place under their leadership. We can help you understand which discrimination laws apply to your workplace circumstances during a free consultation. Contact us today to learn more.

Are All California Employers Required to Enforce Anti-Discrimination Laws?

Federal anti-discrimination laws do not prevent state or local governments from adopting laws that provide employees with equal or greater protections. ⁠

This means California employers are required to comply with the laws that create the highest standards, including the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), which applies to public and private employers, labor organizations, and employment agencies.

FEHA states:

It is illegal for employers of five or more employees to discriminate against job applicants and employees because of a protected category or retaliate against them because they have asserted their rights under the law.

That protection extends to

  • Applicants
  • Employees
  • Unpaid interns or volunteers
  • Contractors

It is important to note that harassment is prohibited in all workplaces, even those with fewer than five employees.

If you believe you are being harassed (will link to page after it is approved) or discriminated against in your California workplace, we want to help you enforce the laws that impact your rights to work in a safe, non-hostile environment, so you can get back to work without worry. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your workplace circumstances, so you can get the help you need and take back control of your life.

What Types of Legal Remedies are Available During California Workplace Discrimination Claims?

In California, our state laws provide for a variety of remedies for victims of employment discrimination, including:

  • Past Lost Earnings
  • Future Lost Earnings
  • Promotion
  • Hiring / Reinstatement
  • Policy Changes
  • Training
  • Reasonable Accommodation(s)
  • Damages for Emotional Distress
  • Punitive Damages
  • Attorney’s Fees and Costs
  • Out-of-Pocket Expenses

You do not have to dread going to work each day for the fear of being subjected to discrimination. We can help you pursue the legal remedies that fit your unique needs, so you can move forward with confidence.

Contact Our Skilled Employment Discrimination Attorneys in Pasadena, California Today

Contact our experienced Los Angeles County discrimination attorneys at Romero Law to discuss your unique workplace circumstances today.

Our employment law firm and bilingual staff offer services in both English and Spanish and are available now to discuss your case during a free consultation by calling 626-396-9900 or contacting us online.

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