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Category: Discrimination

I Believe That I Was Discriminated Against at Work in Los Angeles. Can I Sue My Employer for Discrimination?
Posted in Discrimination,Firm News on May 21, 2021

If you believe that you were discriminated against at work, you may wonder, “Can I sue my employer for discrimination?” The answer to the simple question can be somewhat complicated and fact-specific. That’s why it is important to speak with a workplace discrimination lawyer in Los Angeles about your unique situation. Yadegar, Minoofar & Soleymani LLP can…

Can My Employer Discriminate Against Me Because of My Religious Obligations?
Posted in Discrimination,Firm News on November 20, 2019

Under state and federal law, potential employers or current employers have no right to discriminate against you because of your religion or your religious obligations.  For example, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits an employer from refusing to hire someone in order to avoid accommodating a religious practice that could be accommodated without undue…

What Is a Bona Fide Occupational Qualification and Can I Be Discriminated Against for It?
Posted in Discrimination,Employment Litigation,Firm News on June 12, 2019

A “Bona Fide Occupational Qualification” (BFOQ) refers to a quality or attribute that employers are legally allowed to take into account when making hiring and employment decisions. If considered in other formats, these qualities would be classified as discrimination and would be in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and California’s Fair Employment…

Did Religious Discrimination Ruin My Job Interview?
Posted in Discrimination,Firm News on December 28, 2018

A man from Menlo Park claims that he was asked inappropriate questions during a job interview in October 2017. The interviewer allegedly asked about the man’s religion and said that the interviewee could be a bad fit because he can’t drink due to his religion. The company culture at that business includes going out to…

What Are the Signs that My Employer Fired Me for Being Too Old?
Posted in Discrimination,Firm News on November 28, 2018

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act and the Fair Employment and Housing Act protect Californians from instances of age discrimination. Yet, some companies still attempt to cut older employees from their rosters, especially in the tech industry. Here are a few methods you can use to determine if you were let go due to age…

What Are The Characteristics Of Workplace Discrimination?
Posted in Discrimination,Firm News on November 17, 2018

Our Los Angeles Employment Attorneys Answer Questions About Workplace Discrimination Workplace discrimination is often extremely personal and can drastically affect a person’s career opportunities. For these reasons, workplace discrimination claims are very sensitive for both the employer and the employee. You will need to provide hard evidence and documentation in order to successfully win your…

Are Discrimination and Retaliation Claims Increasing in California?
Posted in Discrimination,Firm News,Retaliation on November 14, 2018

Los Angeles is one of California’s largest economic hubs. Not only is it the capital of the entertainment industry, but many tech firms and startups call our city home. However, this economic prosperity doesn’t come without its fair share of problems in the workplace. And these problems are increasing not only in L.A. but across…

What is the difference between “Disparate Treatment” and “Disparate Impact”?
Posted in Discrimination,Firm News on February 3, 2017

The California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) prohibits discrimination against applicants and employees for a variety of protected classes including, but not limited to: age, race, sex, gender identity, and marital status (See blog entitled “What is FEHA” for more details). Discrimination in the workplace can fall under the two categories of disparate treatment…

New Regulations Implemented for Constructing Employment Policies Against Harassment and Discrimination
Posted in Discrimination,Firm News on October 25, 2016

As of April 1, 2016, the California Fair Employment and Housing Council has implemented new regulations for constructing employment policies against harassment and discrimination in the workplace.  Any employer with five or more employees is required by law to have a written policy against harassment and discrimination in the workplace, and there are certain requirements…

Can I be discriminated against because of my criminal record?
Posted in Discrimination,Firm News on April 12, 2016

With the spotlight today on rehabilitation programs in prison, and programs to ease the transition back into society, it is no wonder that the law is evolving to protect those who have been previously in trouble with the law. Those with criminal records already face an uphill battle if they are applying for jobs. Surveys…