Skilled Race Discrimination Attorneys in Beverly Hills & Rancho Cucamonga CA
At Mehtani Law Offices, our Beverly Hills employment lawyers know that it is illegal to discriminate against another person in the California workplace — whether they are applying for a job, or are current employees — unfavorably because of their race or personal characteristics associated with race.
California employers are required to comply with the laws that create the highest workplace protection standards, including the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), which applies to public and private employers, labor organizations, and employment agencies.
FEHA states it is illegal for employers of five or more employees to discriminate against job
applicants, contractors, employees, unpaid interns, or volunteers based on a protected category, and characteristics like skin color, hair texture, or facial features. It is also unlawful for employers to retaliate against them because they have asserted their rights under the law.
California employees are also fully protected from harassment in the workplace, no matter how many employees work in the organization.
If you believe you are being harassed or discriminated against in your California workplace, our Los Angeles County employment lawyers want to help you enforce your legal rights, so you can explore the necessary remedies that will allow you to move forward with confidence. Contact us today to learn more.
Which State or Federal Law Protect Me from Racial Discrimination in the California Workplace?
The federal Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) are the primary law protecting employees from discrimination in employment.
All employment provisions of the FEHA apply to employers with five or more full- or part-time employees, and are enforced by the California Civil Rights Department, no matter your workplace position, employer, or industry.
California state law bars discrimination in all business practices, including those that apply to:
- Applications, screening, and interviews.
- Hiring, transferring, promoting, terminating, or separating employees.
- Participation in a training or apprenticeship program, employee organization, or union.
- Working conditions, including compensation.
The legal team at Mehtani Law Offices regularly represents employees in cases involving racial discrimination, harassment, and retaliation based on race. The firm has handled race-based cases in both state and federal court and brought claims under both state and federal law and worked diligently to identify the adverse employment actions that led to each case.
What is an Adverse Employment Action in California?
To bring a race discrimination claim under California law, an employee must show he, she, or they suffered an adverse employment action by his or her employer where their race was a substantial motivating factor for the action, which harmed the employee.
Adverse employment actions under California and federal laws include:
- Failure to Interview or Hire.
- Reduction in Pay.
- Constructive Discharge.
- Denying Promotion or Advancement.
- Unfavorable Job Assignment.
- Termination or Firing.
Racial discrimination must be proved by obtaining evidence that an employer took adverse employment action against an employee solely because of their race or color. Racial discrimination is not solely applied to someone of color but may involve treating someone unfavorably because he, she, or they are associated with or married to a person of a certain color or race.
If you believe you are being discriminated against in your California workplace, contact our trusted racial discrimination attorneys in Beverly Hills today for help. We know this is a difficult time, and we want to help provide the legal direction you need to make informed decisions about your case, so that together we can produce the best outcome for your future. Contact us today to learn more.
How is Racial Harassment Different from Race Discrimination in the California Workplace?
Race harassment claims under California law require a showing that the employee suffered either “severe” or “pervasive” mistreatment by another employee or group of employees, that a “substantial motivating reason” for the mistreatment is due to the employee’s race, and that the employee was harmed by the employer’s conduct.
To pursue a racial harassment claim in California, we must prove a connection between the mistreatment and the employee’s race. In other words, it is not enough to merely show that you were a particular race and were mistreated; instead, you need to show that a “substantial motivating reason” for the mistreatment was your race.
Harassment claims can often be highly particularized, requiring you to consult with an attorney to determine whether you have a valid harassment claim. Sometimes the conduct may be inappropriate or unprofessional but does not rise to the level of legal harassment. Other times the situation is quite clear, and other times it is gray.
Our racial discrimination attorneys in Los Angeles County will review the specific facts of your situation and will guide you through the legal process and threshold required to pursue your qualifying claim during a free consultation, so you can move forward with confidence.
Contact Our Trusted Race Discrimination Attorneys in Beverly Hills & Rancho Cucamonga, California Today
No matter where you work or live, you have rights as a California employee, and the Beverly Hills employment law attorneys at Mehtani Law Offices are here to protect them.
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.
Contact our skilled racial discrimination 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.