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California Employment Discrimination Lawyers

You deserve to work in an environment that’s free from bias, harassment, and prejudice, and both federal and state laws reflect this right. Unfortunately, employers will, at times, violate discrimination laws and harm their employees as a result. If you’ve been discriminated against in the workplace, you can turn to a seasoned California employment discrimination lawyer from Stansbury Brown Law, PC for help.

Employment Discrimination Lawyer | Here to Fight for You

Employees in the state of California are protected from workplace discrimination under state and federal law. Some of the laws that protect employees from discrimination are as follows:

  • The Equal Pay Act of 1963
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967
  • The Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990
  • The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008
  • The California Fair Employment and Housing Act

Don’t face an incident of discrimination in the workplace on your own. Reach out to a competent California employment lawyer who has years of experience helping victims of workplace discrimination and who truly cares about your right to a discrimination-free workplace.

Race Discrimination

Employees in California are protected, under federal and state law, from race-based discrimination in the workplace. If you were discriminated against due to your race, perceived race, national origin, skin color, or hairstyle, you likely have a valid discrimination claim against your employer, and Stansbury Brown Law, PC is here to help you pursue it.

Gender Discrimination

Aside from the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, employees are also protected from gender discrimination in California under the California Fair Pay Act and the California Equal Pay Act of 1949. Each of these laws works in conjunction with one another to prevent gender discrimination/unfair pay based on gender, gender identity, or gender expression. If you believe your rights under any of these laws have been violated, a California employment discrimination lawyer from our firm stands ready to fight for you.

Religious Discrimination

Being discriminated against in the workplace solely due to your religious beliefs is unacceptable. After all, this country was founded on, among other things, the right to religious freedom. That said, if your employer discriminated against you due to your religion, requesting time off to observe a religious holiday or your religious dress/grooming practice, you likely have a valid claim against them.


The thought of discriminating against an employee because of a disability is, frankly, disturbing. Unfortunately, it’s not entirely rare either. Both California state law, as well as the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, strictly prohibit disability-based discrimination in the workplace. They also state that employers are required to provide employees with disabilities with certain reasonable accommodations, which can include handicap-accessible ramps, permission to take time off for doctor’s appointments pertaining to their disability, and more. If your employer has violated your rights, our firm is here to help.

Age Discrimination

The thought of working your entire life, gaining knowledge, experience, and skill along the way, only to face discrimination due to your age in the latter half of your working career is incredibly frustrating, to say the least. If you’ve been belittled, teased, or fired due to your age, reach out to a dedicated California employment discrimination lawyer from our firm today.

Pregnancy Discrimination

Aside from federal law, various California laws provide pregnant employees with protection from discrimination. They include the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, the California Pregnancy Disability Leave Act, and, in some cases, the state’s Paid Family Leave program. If you were discriminated against in any way, including being denied the right to return to your job after taking pregnancy leave, we are here to fight for you.

Military Discrimination

It’s strange to think that an employer would discriminate against an employee who has dedicated his or her life to securing the safety of this great nation, but it’s something that happens more often than you may think. That said, if you believe you’re a victim of military discrimination, you can have peace of mind, knowing you have a steadfast advocate in Stansbury Brown Law, PC.

Sexual Orientation Discrimination

The California Fair Employment and Housing Act specifically states that it is unlawful to discriminate against an employee due to their sexual orientation. If you have experienced discrimination due to your sexual orientation, you need a lawyer who will effectively stand up for your rights and fight for the justice you deserve. Fortunately, if you’re reading this, you are in the right place. Contact Stansbury Brown Law, PC today so we can fight for you.

Reporting an Incident of Workplace Discrimination

If you’ve been made a victim of workplace discrimination, you should take several steps to document the incident(s) and report them to the appropriate agency. They are as follows:

  • Document the discrimination. This can include pictures, emails, or any other evidence proving you were discriminated against.
  • If the discrimination came from a co-worker, report it to your employer or your company’s HR department.
  • If the discrimination came from your employer, report it to your company’s HR department.
  • If your company does not have an HR department, or you reported the discrimination to your employer/HR department and the discrimination persists or you were retaliated against, hire a competent employment discrimination lawyer who can assess your case, gather evidence, and file your claim, either with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing.

Ensure you report the discrimination timely. In most cases, you will only have one year from the date the act of discrimination occurred to file your claim with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing.

Contact an Employment Discrimination Lawyer Today

As an employee, you have a right to expect equal treatment under the law when it comes to non-discriminatory practices. If you believe that your employer has violated this right in any capacity, our legal team is here to help. Contact Stansbury Brown Law, PC today to schedule your initial consultation with our dedicated California employment law firm.

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