Skilled Sexual Orientation Discrimination Attorneys in Beverly Hills & Rancho Cucamonga, CA
At Mehtani Law Offices, our Beverly Hills employment lawyers know that sexual orientation is a protected characteristic that makes it unlawful for employers to discriminate against employees throughout California.
The Civil Rights Department (CRD) enforces the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), which applies to public and private employers, labor organizations, and employment agencies, and states it is illegal for employers of five or more employees to discriminate against job applicants and employees because of a protected category — including sexual orientation.
It is also illegal to retaliate against these employees because they have asserted their rights under the law.
In addition, the FEHA prohibits harassment based on a protected category against an employee, an applicant, an unpaid intern or volunteer, or a contractor in all workplaces, even those with fewer than five employees.
If you believe you are being discriminated against or harassed in the California workplace because of your sexual orientation, our Los Angeles County employment lawyers want to hear your story, so we can help you pursue the legal outcome you are entitled to for your unlawful mistreatment.
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 Beverly Hills sexual orientation discrimination attorneys for help today.
What Do I Need to Pursue a Sexual Orientation Discrimination Claim in California?
The legal team at Mehtani Law Offices regularly represents California employees involving sexual orientation discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.
To help successfully pursue our California clients’ sexual orientation discrimination cases, we must prove:
The employee suffered an “adverse employment action” by his or her employer, that a “substantial motivating factor” for such action was the employee’s sexual orientation, and that the employee was harmed by the employer’s conduct.
An adverse employment action may include:
- Assigning a disproportionate amount of work to an employee compared to others in the same position.
- Discharging or laying off an employee.
- Excluding an employee from team meetings that others in the employee’s position were invited to attend.
- Failing or refusing to promote an employee.
- Increasing the level of supervision over an employee.
- Reduction in salary or benefits.
- Rescinding a job offer.
- Transferring an employee to a less-desirable shift or position.
- Undermining an employee’s work.
Next, the employee’s sexual orientation must be a “substantial motivating reason” that contributed to the applicable adverse employment action.
The same is true for harassment and retaliation claims that are driven by the employee’s sexual orientation.
Harassment claims can often be highly particularized. 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. The sexual orientation discrimination attorneys at Mehtani Law Offices will review the specific facts of your situation and analyze whether you have a viable case, beginning with a free consultation. Call us today to learn more.
Contact Our Experienced Sexual Orientation Discrimination Law 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.
Contact our skilled sexual orientation 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.