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Discrimination Attorney San Francisco

Discrimination on the job is both more common and more harmful than many people recognize. The State of California has exacting laws on the books that are designed to protect employees from discrimination in the workplace. If you are the victim of discrimination at work, don’t wait to discuss your claim with an experienced discrimination attorney in San Francisco.

Discrimination Protections Extend to Many Classes

Discrimination on the job can take varied forms, and they are all illegal. The California Fair Employment and Housing Act ensures protections related to all the following classifications:

  • The employee’s race, religion, skin color, country of origin, and ancestry
  • The employee’s marital status
  • The employee’s age – if at least 40 years old
  • The employee’s sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation
  • The employee’s health status in relation to specific medical conditions or specific genetic information
  • The employee’s pregnancy or pregnancy-related concerns
  • The employee’s status as a veteran or member of the military
  • The employee’s physical or mental disability

Identifying Discrimination

Discrimination in the workplace can be profoundly damaging but can also be difficult to pinpoint. While you feel the significant effects, you may not know how to clearly identify your employer’s discriminatory actions. This is not uncommon, and it’s one of the reasons that discrimination claims tend to be so challenging. 

Employers who engage in discriminatory practices often put considerable effort into concealing their wrongdoing, which means that identifying discrimination on the job often comes down to demonstrating that one or more of the following apply:

  • Your employer treats you markedly differently than other employees or has a different attitude toward you now that they know you are part of a protected class.
  • Your employer excludes you from work events and meetings that pertain to your position.
  • Your employer made significant and unexpected changes to your workload or job responsibilities.
  • Your job performance reviews have plummeted for no good reason. 

If You Have a Discrimination Claim

Before filing a discrimination lawsuit against your employer, you’ll need to take initial steps, which generally include filing a complaint with the Civil Rights Department (CRD). With skilled legal counsel in your corner, however, you may be able to skip this requirement and obtain the right to sue notice you need to proceed with a discrimination lawsuit.

Serving Your Complaint

Once you’ve filed a lawsuit, or complaint, against your employer, they – along with anyone else you identify as a defendant – will need to be served. This prompts their formal response to your allegations, which begins the litigation process. Ultimately, most discrimination claims are settled out of court, which involves considerable negotiations that lead to a mutually acceptable conclusion. 

Turn to an Experienced Discrimination Attorney in San Francisco

If you’ve been discriminated against on the job, the formidable discrimination attorneys at Olivier & Schreiber LLP appreciate the gravity of your situation and are well-positioned to fiercely advocate for a favorable claim resolution that supports your brightest future. Learn more about what we can do to help by contacting us today. 


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