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Workplace Discrimination Lawyer


Experiencing Workplace Discrimination in Los Angeles?

No one should feel threatened or intimidated at work. Unfortunately, discrimination in the workplace is a persistent issue. If you believe you’ve been discriminated against based on a protected characteristic, a workplace discrimination lawyer from Shaumyan & Derbarseghian, LLP can help.

How We Can Help

At Shaumyan & Derbarseghian LLP, we firmly believe that everyone deserves an equal chance in the workplace, free from discrimination. Our legal team is dedicated to educating clients about their rights, providing expert guidance, and pursuing legal remedies when those rights are violated.

What is Workplace Discrimination?

Workplace discrimination describes any unequal treatment based on a protected characteristic. California law, alongside federal laws enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), prohibits discrimination based on:

  • Race
  • Color
  • Religion
  • Sex
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Gender Identity
  • Age
  • Disability
  • Marital Status
  • Veteran Status
Workplace Discrimination Types

Forms of Workplace Discrimination

Discrimination can manifest in subtle and overt ways. Here are some common examples:

  • Unequal Pay or Promotion: Receiving lower wages or being passed over for promotions compared to colleagues with similar experience and qualifications, solely due to a protected characteristic.
  • Denial of Training or Opportunities: Being excluded from vital training programs or development opportunities that could benefit your career.
  • Hostile Work Environment: Enduring offensive jokes, slurs, or other forms of harassment that create a hostile or intimidating work environment based on a protected characteristic.
  • Wrongful Termination: Being fired or laid off due to a protected characteristic, rather than performance-related issues.
  • Pregnancy Discrimination: Being subjected to unfair treatment or termination during pregnancy or after childbirth.
  • Disability Discrimination: Facing limitations on reasonable accommodations for a disability, or being denied employment due to a disability.
  • Wage and Hour Violations: Examples include not being paid minimum wage or overtime, being misclassified as exempt from overtime, or having meal or rest breaks denied.
  • Leave of Absence: This occurs when your employer discourages you from taking legally mandated leave (like sick leave or family leave), or retaliates against you for doing so.

The Impact of Workplace Discrimination

Experiencing unfair treatment in the workplace can have a profound impact. The emotional toll of feeling undervalued and disrespected can be significant. Moreover, discriminatory practices or wage and hour violations can hinder your financial security and wellbeing.

Resources and Support

Looking for a Workplace Discrimination Lawyer in Los Angeles?

If you believe you’ve been discriminated against, a workplace discrimination lawyer from Shaumyan & Derbarseghian, LLP can be your strong advocate. We will:

  • Evaluate your case: We will carefully listen to your situation and assess whether you have a valid claim under federal or state law.
  • Gather Evidence: Building a strong case often requires collecting documentation such as emails, performance reviews, and witness statements.
  • File Complaints (Optional): We can guide you through the process of filing a complaint with the EEOC or the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH). You may also have the option to file a lawsuit directly.
  • Negotiate Settlements: In many cases, a successful settlement can be reached with your employer, offering compensation for lost wages and emotional distress.
  • Represent You in Court: If necessary, we will represent you in court to pursue your full legal rights.

If you’re experiencing workplace discrimination, don’t endure it in silence. The law is on your side and our team is here to provide the legal support you need. Together, we’ll work towards a workplace that respects your rights, values your contributions, and stands against discrimination in all its forms. Contact us to schedule a free consultation today.

Client Testimonials

Don’t just take our word for it – hear from our satisfied previous clients themselves. Their experiences are a testament to the dedication and expertise we bring to every case. We pride ourselves on building lasting relationships with those we serve, and their feedback reaffirms our work ethic and commitment.

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