Los Angeles Discrimination Attorney
Personal Attention for Every Case
Have you been discriminated against in the workplace due to your age, race, gender, national origin, or a disability? The Los Angeles discrimination lawyers at Feldman Browne Olivares provide skilled legal representation for clients who have been discriminated against in the workplace. We are honored to have three of our attorneys recognized by our peers with inclusion on the Super Lawyers® list multiple years in a row for the results we have gotten for our clients.
Discrimination Violates the Law
The California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) protects against discrimination in the workplace based on race, gender, and other protected classes. The law prohibits employers from harassing, demoting, failing to promote, terminating, or otherwise harassing an employee based on protected characteristics.
We advocate for employees in all types of discrimination cases, including:
- Age discrimination
- Race discrimination
- Gender discrimination, including sexual harassment
- Pregnancy discrimination
- National origin discrimination
- Disability discrimination
If you were refused employment, denied a promotion, terminated, harassed, or otherwise discriminated against in the workplace, it is helpful to seek the advice of an attorney. You may be entitled to damages related to the discrimination, such as lost pay, emotional distress, and punitive damages. Our discrimination attorneys in Los Angeles have represented many clients in discrimination cases.
Types of Discrimination
Discrimination comes in many forms. There is “disparate treatment” and “disparate impact” discrimination.
“Disparate treatment” involves employer actions, e.g., promotion and termination, that single an employee because of a protected characteristic, e.g., only older workers are laid off or only males are promoted. “Disparate impact” involves employer policies that have a disproportionately adverse effect on a protected characteristic group, e.g., a company policy of counting all absences and leaves against seniority that has a disproportionate adverse impact on women who have to take time off for pregnancy.
Preparing Your Case
The evidence for a discrimination case may be circumstantial, rather than a smoking gun that proves the fault of the employer. Our attorneys use a combination of circumstantial evidence and direct evidence to raise an inference of discrimination. Because each situation is unique, we recommend speaking to an attorney to get advice for your specific situation. We take the time to investigate your situation, gather evidence, and prepare a strong case to back up your discrimination claims.