Trusted Military Discrimination Attorneys in Beverly Hills, California
At Mehtani Law Offices, our Beverly Hills employment law attorneys know that all
California employees are legally entitled to the opportunity to seek, obtain, and hold employment without discrimination because of military and veteran status.
This is more than a legal requirement — it is a civil right.
Our Los Angeles County military discrimination lawyers know 162,000 active-duty military personnel and an additional 56,000 reservists and National Guard are stationed at more than 30 military installations across California. In addition, California is home to over 1.8 million former service members, which is the largest veteran population of any state in the United States.
Under California law, military and veteran status includes being a member or veteran of the U.S.
Armed Forces, U.S. Armed Forces Reserve, U.S. National Guard, or California National Guard, or being perceived as one. The law also forbids discrimination against someone because they associate with a member of the military or a veteran, including a veteran’s spouse or child.
When any current or veteran military members are discriminated against, harassed, or retaliated against in the workplace for their statuses, the legal team at Mehtani Law Offices represents their best interests, starting with a free consultation.
From the moment you contact our offices, you will gain immediate access to our skilled attorneys who have trained at powerhouse firms working for Fortune 50 employers in high-stakes employment litigation, without paying any upfront or out-of-pocket costs. If we do not win your case, you will pay nothing for our legal services.
What Employment Laws Protect Military and Veteran Workers in California?
To bring a veteran and/or military status discrimination claim under California law, an employee must show:
- The employee suffered an “adverse employment action” by his or her employer.
Adverse employment actions are not limited to termination or demotion. An adverse employment action includes conduct that is reasonably likely to impair a reasonable employee’s job performance or prospects for advancement or promotion.
- That a “substantial motivating factor” for such action was the employee’s veteran and/or military status.
Substantial motivating reason is a reason that actually contributed to the applicable adverse employment action. While it must be more than a remote or trivial reason, it need not be the only reason motivating the applicable adverse employment action.
- That the employee was harmed by the employer’s conduct.
If your employer changed the terms and conditions of your job that puts you in a worse position — including reducing your benefits, lowering your rank, or decreasing your chances of promotion — you may have a legal claim. Our dedicated military discrimination attorneys in Beverly Hills can help you move forward with confidence and pursue the best outcome for your unique circumstances. Contact us today to learn more.
What Type of Legal Remedies Can I Pursue for Military Discrimination in California?
All military discrimination, harassment, and retaliation cases are unique, and must be evaluated based on the facts of your case. This is why our employment law attorneys in Beverly Hills assess each of our client’s cases individually, so we can outline customized legal strategies that fit their needs.
At Mehtani Law Offices, our Beverly Hills military discrimination attorneys pursue the following legal remedies for our clients:
- Hiring, reinstatement, or promotion.
- Back pay, or compensation for moving and relocation.
- Compensatory damages, including emotional distress damages.
- Fines, penalties, or punitive damages.
- Attorney’s fees and costs.
- Compensation for losses and emotional distress.
- Training and policy changes to prevent future discrimination.
No matter where you work or live, you have rights as a current military member or veteran employee, and the Beverly Hills employment law attorneys at Mehtani Law Offices are here to protect them.
Contact our skilled military discrimination, harassment, and retaliation lawyers in Beverly Hills at (310) 776-3590 to schedule a free consultation today to discuss your unique circumstances with a law firm that can help pursue real results for your case.