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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Your Strongest Guard against Different Types of Employment Discrimination

Since time immemorial, employment discrimination has been one of the serious problems in the California labor industry. Both employees and applicants are often at risk of being subjected to harassment, wrongful termination and retaliation resulting from various forms of workplace discrimination such as racial discrimination, religious discrimination and age discrimination to name a few.

Thus, the state has provided numerous labor laws to provide protections to employees and applicants from all forms of discrimination.

Below are the employees and applicants’ best defenses against any forms of employment misconduct:

•    Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

This is a federal law that prohibits employers from discriminating against employees and applicants on the basis of their race, color, gender and religion.

•    Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA)

This is a California statute that prohibits employers with five or more employees from discriminating employees and applicants on the basis of race, sex, religion, disability, age, gender and pregnancy.

•    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

This is a federal law that makes it illegal for employers to subject a qualified employee or applicant to discrimination because of his or her physical or mental disability.

•    Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)

This is also a federal law that focuses on curbing age discrimination in the workplace by prohibiting employers from subjecting employees aged 40 and above to employment discrimination.

•    Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA)

This is a federal law prohibits pregnancy discrimination in the workplace. This law bars employers from discriminating female employees due to their pregnancy or any medical condition brought by it.

Obviously, such laws are created for aggravated employees and applicants. Therefore, take it as your advantage over abusive employers.

In Los Angeles, where many of the common forms of discrimination in workplaces often happen, authorities and even our very own discrimination attorney constantly encourage employers to provide a workplace that is safe and free from abuse, harassment and discrimination.

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