The workplace should be a comfortable place, where you can be at ease to focus on your job without the actual or perceived threat of discrimination. If you’re the target of workplace discrimination, it can make your life feel awful not only during the workday, but after you leave and when you wake up in the morning dreading having to go back.
This is why Federal and California labor laws prohibit an employer from discriminating against you based on the following protected classes:
- Genetic information
- Gender identity/expression
- Marital status
- Medical condition
- Military/veteran status
- National origin
- Sexual orientation
You would think that the threat of criminal and/or civil liability would put an end to all workplace discrimination, but this is simply not the case. Just open a newspaper or watch the news to know this. It’s unfortunately a fact of life that there are always going to be bad apples that think they can get away with workplace discrimination. Fairness in the workplace is everyone’s responsibility.
Evidence of Workplace Discrimination
We at The Dominguez Firm stand ready to help you fight back and to shine a light on these wrongdoers to not only help you get the justice you deserve, but also to make sure it doesn’t happen to someone else. A workplace discrimination lawsuit is a powerful tool necessary to stop bad actors and employers in their steps.
To prevail on your workplace discrimination lawsuit, we will work with you to gather and present evidence to prove your case. The types of evidence necessary to prove your workplace discrimination case usually come in the form of direct evidence and circumstantial evidence.
- Direct evidence is when someone, whether in writing or verbally, explicitly creates a hostile work environment or does an adverse employment action against you and links it directly to one of the protected classes. While this can happen, it is typically very rare these days as savvy and well trained discriminators “know better” then to be that obvious in their wrongdoing.
- Circumstantial evidence is the more likely type of evidence that we will use to prove your case. What does circumstantial mean? It means that when you connect a few dots of behavior that at first seem innocent enough, that more likely than not a conclusion of discrimination can be drawn. An example of circumstantial evidence is when there is a history of certain people getting promoted over a protected class of people.
File a Workplace Discrimination Lawsuit
If you believe you’ve been the victim of workplace discrimination in your workplace, please do not hesitate to call us for a free consultation at 800-818-1818. We have experienced employment lawyers that can assess your case, gather the necessary evidence, and will fight for you!