Although federal and California state laws prohibit discrimination based on race, religion, gender/gender identity and sexual orientation, the sad reality is that it still exists. At LawPLA, we help people who have experienced workplace/employment and housing discrimination in Los Angeles and elsewhere by providing comprehensive legal advice and representation.
Understanding Your Rights Under California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act
The Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”) is a set of California laws designed to ensure that Californians aren’t precluded from obtaining work or shelter based solely on certain traits and characteristics. FEHA also protects Californians from wrongful firing, demotion, eviction and other punitive actions based solely on certain traits and characteristics.
Under these laws, employers cannot refuse to hire you or treat you any differently than your co-workers based solely on your race, religion, gender/gender identity or sexual orientation. FEHA also precludes employers from terminating you, demoting you, docking your pay, or taking any similar actions only because you have reported discriminatory behavior, filed a complaint, or taken legal action.
FEHA rules pertaining to housing discrimination ensure that you can’t be prevented from buying, selling, or renting a home, or obtaining financing or insurance for a home simply because of your race, religion, gender/gender identity or sexual orientation. These rules also preclude housing providers from retaliating against anyone who has reported discriminatory behavior, filed a complaint or pursued legal recourse.
If you you have experienced employment or housing discrimination based on your race, gender/gender identity, religion or sexual orientation; or if you were subjected to retaliatory action after you reported discriminatory behavior, contact LawPLA for a free assessment of your situation.
Methods for Resolution of California Employment and Housing Discrimination Cases
In general, there are two options for legal recourse in employment and housing discrimination cases. The first is to file a complaint directly with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, and the second is to file a lawsuit in court.
Based on a thorough assessment of your case, our lawyers will determine the best option for you. We will also provide the legal representation necessary to ensure that you are fully compensated. Depending on your situation, this may include back pay, reinstatement to your job, reparation for emotional distress, or access to the housing you were wrongly denied.
Contact The Best Discrimination Lawyers Today
If you have been discriminated against based on your race, religion, gender/gender identity or sexual orientation, you may not know what to do or where to turn. But you are not alone. Our experienced attorneys are here to fight for you.
Contact LawPLAto schedule a free consultation to discuss your discrimination case today.