If you are a part of a protected group and you feel you’ve been mistreated- you may have a case for discrimination. Discrimination can be any action taken by an employer that has an adverse effect on an employee that is prejudicial in motivation. These actions can include termination, demotion, job transfer, failure to hire/interview, denial of promotion, or denial of severance package.
In California, the first step if you feel you’ve been discriminated against is to contact a lawyer. We can help decide if you’ve got a legitimate workplace discrimination case against your employer or former employer. If the court agrees that you’ve been discriminated against, you can be awarded compensation. We’ve helped our clients recover lost wages in addition to compensation for the mental and physical effects of the discrimination.
California and federal laws protect employees who’ve been discriminated against on the basis of:
Race, Color, or Religion (includes religious dress and grooming practices)
Sex/Gender (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and/or related medical conditions)
Gender Identity, Gender Expression
Medical Condition (genetic characteristics, cancer or a record or history of cancer)
Military or Veteran Status
National Origin (includes language use)
Ancestry Disability (mental and physical, including HIV/AIDS, cancer, and genetic characteristics)
Request for Family Care Leave
Request for Medical Leave
Request for Pregnancy Disability
Age (over 40)
At Ruggles Law Firm, we have extensive and in-depth knowledge of the ever-changing laws surrounding discrimination and are prepared to fight for you, so you can be awarded compensation for lost wages and hardships.