Employment Discrimination Attorney in Bay Area

Illegal employment discrimination is a frequent occurrence in today’s workplace. If you have been discriminated against by your employer you should contact an attorney as soon as possible. At the Law Offices of Sterns & Walker located in the Bay Area, our experienced employment law attorneys will fight for your rights and we will seek to hold your employer responsible for any discriminatory actions taken against you. Call us today for a free case evaluation.

Types of Employment Discrimination

Under both California and federal law, an employer cannot discriminate against an employee on the basis of a “protected category,” such as race or gender. An employee is only protected against discrimination if it is based on one of the categories listed in the statutes. For example, if an employee is passed over for promotion simply because the employer wants to promote a relative, there is no discrimination since family favoritism is not a protected category. The employee must prove that one of the listed categories is motivating the employer to take an adverse employment action against the employee. These protected categories include the following:

What Types of Employer Actions are Prohibited?

An employer is prohibited from taking an adverse action against an employee that is based on any of the above protected categories. An “adverse” action must affect a term or condition of employment. This includes anything that relates to someone’s job, including the following:

California Employment Discrimination Attorney

Employees are protected by both federal and California law from discriminatory actions taken by their employers. If you have been discriminated against by your employer based on one of the protected categories mentioned above, you should contact the Law Offices of Sterns & Walker as soon as possible. Our experienced and skilled employment law attorneys will aggressively fight to protect your rights and help you recover the compensation you deserve.