If you believe you have been treated or, are being treated unfairly and differently from other employees, then you may have a claim for discrimination. California law protects many types of discrimination, including:
- Age (40 and over).
- Religious creed.
- Denial of family and medical care leave.
- Disability (mental and physical), including HIV and AIDS.
- Marital status.
- Medical condition (cancer and genetic characteristics).
- Military and Veteran Status
- Genetic information.
- National origin.
- Sex and Gender (includes pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth, breastfeeding or medical conditions related to breastfeeding).
- Gender, gender identity and gender expression.
- Sexual orientation
What does being treated differently mean? While this can vary with every case, being treated differently can mean a number of things. Here are just a few examples.
- Termination – including firing, lay-offs, reductions-in-force
- Write-Ups, Reprimands, Counselings, Performance Improvement Plans
- Favoritism of other employees over others
- Difference in pay, compensation, or assignments
- Forced resignation
If you believe you are being treated differently, contact our firm for a free consultation.