Top Rated Los Angeles Lawyer Representing Workers Who Have Been Discriminated Against

If you believe you have been terminated, laid off, have been bypassed for promotion, or have suffered any other adverse employment action based on protected characteristics under state and federal law, we are here to help you.

California law protects individuals from illegal discrimination by employers based on the following:

  • Race, color
  • Ancestry, national origin
  • Religion, creed
  • Age (40 and over)
  • Disability, mental and physical
  • Sex, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions)
  • Sexual orientation
  • Gender identity, gender expression
  • Medical condition
  • Genetic information
  • Marital status
  • Military or veteran status

The Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) applies to public and private employers, labor organizations, apprentice training programs, employment agencies, and licensing boards. An employer can be one or more individuals, partnerships, corporations or companies. Employers of five or more are subject to the FEHA’s prohibition against employment discrimination. Harassment is prohibited in all workplaces, even those with only one employee or independent contractor on staff.

The FEHA applies to California workers regardless of their citizenship or immigration status. DFEH does not inquire about citizenship or immigration status.

A variety of remedies are available for victims of employment discrimination in California, including:

  • Back pay (past lost earnings)
  • Front pay (future lost earnings)
  • Hiring / Reinstatement
  • Promotion
  • Out-of-pocket expenses
  • Policy changes
  • Training
  • Damages for emotional distress
  • Punitive damages
  • Attorney’s fees and costs

Our expertise in this area of law has resulted in millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements and life changing results for our clients. Recent results include:

  • $2.5 million settlement in a disability discrimination case
  • $825,000 settlement for a disabled worker who was discriminated against because of her disability and need for accommodation

If you believe your employer has subjected you to an adverse employment action based on one or more protected characteristics, contact OLIVARES LAW, APC today for a free consultation.