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 claim. At Yadegar, Minoofar & Soleymani LLP, our Los Angeles employment attorneys have decades of experience handling workplace discrimination claims. In the following video, our Los Angeles employment attorney Navid Yadegar discusses the legal definition of workplace discrimination.
We are often asked what is workplace discrimination? Workplace discrimination is if an employer is making an employment related decision based on one of the characteristics that is protected by law. The characteristics are the ones that we often hear in the media. It is your race, your gender, your sexual orientation, your religion, your national origin, and if a decision, an employment decision, is made because of your race, that is generally what is considered discrimination. Often, employees mistake the word discrimination for maltreatment. If an employer is simply treating you improperly because they lack common sense and they are treating you improperly because they simply don’t like you, then that is not necessarily discrimination. However, if an employer is treating you improperly because of the color of your skin, because of your religion, because of your gender, then that is something that is prohibited by law and is considered discrimination under both state and federal laws.