San Jose Discrimination Lawyer
Defending Your Rights and Addressing Workplace Discrimination
Discrimination in the workplace is a grave issue that can significantly impact employee morale, productivity, and well-being. It encompasses any unjust treatment based on an individual's race, religion, sex, age, disability, or other legally protected characteristics. This violation of employee rights can manifest in various forms, including biased hiring practices, wage disparity, unfair treatment, and wrongful termination.
Polaris Law Group, an employment law firm in San Jose, has dedicated its practice to defending victims of workplace discrimination. Attorney Bill Marder brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the table. With over 25 years practicing employment law, Bill Marder has an in-depth understanding of state and federal regulations protecting employee rights.
His personalized approach provides every client with legal representation tailored to their unique situation. Bill Marder’s commitment to championing workers' rights has positioned him as a resource for anyone seeking a discrimination lawyer in San Jose.
Polaris Law Group offers free case evaluations to learn more about your rights or to discuss your case. Reach out by calling (888) 796-4010 to schedule your consultation today.
Types of Workplace Discrimination
Workplace discrimination manifests in various forms, impacting individuals from all backgrounds.
Examples of discrimination include:
- Age discrimination: When an employee faces unfavorable treatment based on their age. In the U.S., the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) safeguards those aged 40 or older from age-related discrimination.
- Gender discrimination: Also called sex discrimination, it involves treating an employee unfavorably due to their gender or their non-conformity to traditional gender roles. This may extend to discrimination related to pregnancy or sexual orientation.
- Race discrimination: Involves treating an employee unfavorably because of their race or characteristics associated with their race, such as hair texture, skin color, or specific facial features. It can also include unfavorable treatment based on associations with someone of a certain race or color.
- Disability discrimination: Occurs when an employer treats a qualified individual unfavorably due to their disability. The law mandates employers to provide reasonable accommodations, except when it results in significant difficulty or expense.
These instances of discrimination are essential to understand to protect employees' rights and ensure fair treatment in the workplace.
Polaris Law Group is well-versed in these types of workplace discrimination and more. If you believe you've been a victim of any form of workplace discrimination, please reach out to the firm.
Reporting and Seeking Legal Help
If you believe you're a victim of workplace discrimination, it's critical to report the incidents to your supervisor, human resources department, or any entity within your organization responsible for handling such matters. Document every incident, including the date, time, location, people involved, and any witnesses. This documentation serves as crucial evidence if you decide to take legal action.
Federal and state laws protect employees from retaliation for reporting discrimination or participating in an investigation. If you experience retaliation, it should also be reported and documented.
If your employer fails to address your concerns, or if the discrimination continues, consider filing a complaint with the appropriate government agency—the EEOC at the federal level or the Department of Fair Employment and Housing in California.
Navigating the legal landscape can be complex. Hence, seeking legal assistance as soon as you suspect discrimination is essential. Attorney Bill Marder is committed to providing robust legal representation for victims of unjust treatment at work.
Contact a San Jose discrimination lawyer by calling (888) 796-4010 today.
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