Age discrimination case against one of the largest law firms in the state on behalf of seven former secretaries and a former human relations director. Plaintiffs contended that the law firm was guilty of age discrimination in forcing the plaintiffs to take an early retirement program.
Result: Substantial confidential settlement, which was publicly reported to be in excess of $4 million.
Gwilliam Ivary Chiosso Cavalli & Brewer represents employees who have suffered discrimination in the workplace. If you suspect you were fired, demoted or passed over due to unlawful discrimination, contact our law firm for a free legal consultation. Call 510-832-5411 today.
Age Discrimination, Retaliation And Harassment
Age discrimination in California is prohibited under both federal and state law. These laws protect employees over 40 years of age from being denied a job, promotion or from wrongful termination based on age.
If you feel that you were forced out of your job or replaced at work because you were "too old," we may be able to help you bring a case against your employer.
Racial Discrimination, Retaliation And Harassment
Do you feel you have been treated different from your co-workers due to your race or national origin? The Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects employees from being unfairly discriminated against due to their race or country of origin. Regardless of your race or descent, you have the right to be treated equally.
It can be difficult to know if you were passed over for a job because of your race. However, if you suspect this is the case, the skilled employment law attorneys at our firm can evaluate your claim, investigate your case and potentially help you fight for the compensation you deserve for the harm done to you.
Sex Discrimination, Retaliation And Harassment
There is still a glass ceiling in many businesses and women are often passed over for promotions or positions because of their sex. Discriminating against an employee on the basis of sex is unlawful.
If you have been denied a promotion or sexually harassed, seek legal guidance. Our employment discrimination law attorneys have extensive experience helping clients bring harassment, discrimination and family/medical leave claims against their employers.
Religious Discrimination, Retaliation And Harassment
Employers are prohibited from discriminating against an employee because of his or her religion. Your employer must also make reasonable accommodations for you to practice your religion, so long as it doesn't place an undue hardship on the business. This could include scheduling to allow you to participate in a religious activity or allowing you to wear religious garments.
Our attorneys help clients who are being mistreated at work because of their religion. Whether you were passed over for a promotion or have been harassed, we can help protect you.
Sexual Orientation Discrimination, Retaliation And Harassment
The law prohibits employers from discriminating against an employee due to his or her sexual orientation. LGBT individuals have a right to a workplace free of discrimination or harassment.
Even if your employer believes you are LGBT and you are in fact heterosexual, you may have a claim against your employer. It may be possible to develop a case against your employer for the harm caused to you at work, whether you were denied a job, lost a promotion or treated differently from your co-workers.
Contact Our Bay Area Employment Attorneys
Regardless of the type of discrimination you suffered, attorneys at our firm are ready to help you. Contact our Bay Area employment lawyers today to schedule a free case evaluation. Call 510-832-5411 or send us an email.