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Types of Discrimination

There is nothing more unfair than being passed up for employment or a promotion for which you are qualified.  If you feel you have bee discriminated against, our attorneys can advise you of your legal rights.  Our Sacramento and Fairfield employment discrimination and harassment lawyers accept the following cases:

  • Retaliation and Whistleblowing. This happens when your employer takes an adverse action against an employee for doing something that he or she was legally allowed to do.
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Racial Discrimination. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects individuals from race discrimination.  Racial discrimination occurs when a person’s race or skin color affects whether he or she receives a job, promotion, or other employment benefits.
  • Sexual Orientation. Sexual orientation refers to a person’s personal identification as heterosexual, gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender.  Discrimination occurs when the person’s sexual orientation prevents him or her from receiving a job, promotion, or other employment benefits.
  • Age Discrimination. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) forbids age discrimination against people who are 40 or older.  A person is discriminated against if his or her age prevents him or her from receiving a job, promotion, or other employment benefits; however, age discrimination laws do not apply to any individual younger than 40 in California.
  • Gender Discrimination. It is illegal to deny a person from receiving a job, promotion, or other employment benefits based simply on his or her gender.
  • Disability Discrimination. According to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), it is illegal for an employer to treat an applicant or employee less favorably because he or she has a disability. 
  • Pregnancy. Pregnancy discrimination occurs when a female employee or job applicant is treated unfavorably because of pregnancy, childbirth, or a medical condition related to pregnancy or childbirth.  An employer cannot discriminate against a pregnant female in any aspect of employment, including hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, fringe benefits, and any other term or condition of employment.
  • Religious Background. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects individuals from discrimination based on their religious belief.  Discrimination occurs when a person’s religious beliefs affects whether he or she receives a job, promotion, or other employment benefits.
  • National Origin. As with religion and race, Title VII protects individuals from discrimination based on their national origin.  A person is discriminated against based on their national origin if it is the reason why he or she does not receive a job, promotion, or other employment benefits.
  • Wage and Hour Violations (such as improper “exempt” classification)
  • Wrongful Termination

If you have been discriminated against for any of the above reasons, York Law Firm can help.  Our trial attorneys have extensive experience with workplace discrimination lawsuits and will fight for your rights.

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