Unlawful Workplace Discrimination

Posted October 18, 2019 by CaljusticeLawyer

Federal law prohibits workplace discrimination in all 50 states, based on several factors.
San Francisco – October, 2019 – Federal law prohibits workplace discrimination in all 50 states, based on several factors.

Here’s a quick look at the types of prohibited workplace discrimination as well as types of employers who have to follow anti-discrimination laws.

Discrimination Based on Sex

The law prohibits workplace discrimination based on sex or gender. Some examples of this type of discrimination include –

• less pay to a female employee for the same work
• discriminatory hiring practices, based on gender
• sexual harassment
• giving fewer benefits to one gender
• promoting/hiring a less qualified man over a more qualified woman

Racial Discrimination

The law also prohibits workplace discrimination, based on race, such as –
• firing an employee due to his/her race
• paying an employee less wages/salary or benefits due to race
• separating employees in the workplace due to race
• not hiring a qualified person, based on their race
• providing fewer promotional opportunities, based on race
• making discriminatory remarks, based on race

Discrimination based on National Origin

Law also prohibits discrimination, based on an individual's national origin or citizenship status. This prohibition extends to all forms of workplace discrimination, such as hiring, firing, promotional opportunities, employee benefits and more.

Religious Discrimination

The law protects your right to freedom of religion.
Discrimination, based on religious beliefs, is not lawful. Any discriminatory practices, based on religion, and related to hiring, firing, benefits and promotional opportunities are not tolerated.

Age Discrimination

The federal law makes sure that people over 40 years of age cannot be discriminated against, because of their age. As long as the person is qualified for the job, failing to hire them just because of their age is not permitted.

Disability Discrimination

Discrimination in the workplace, based on disability, is unlawful. In fact, the employer must provide reasonable accommodations to those with a disability, unless the employer faces undue hardship in providing the accommodation.

Pregnancy Discrimination

The Pregnancy Discrimination Act prohibits discrimination based on pregnancy, in any aspect of employment – hiring, firing, wages/salary, assignments, promotions, layoff, training, fringe benefits or any other term or condition at the workplace.

If you feel that you have experienced workplace discrimination that violates the federal or state law, you can file a discrimination claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). However, it is best to first consult an experienced lawyer who can help you understand your rights and file the claim properly.
Violations of state law should be pursued by filing a claim with the Arizona Civil Rights Division.

To learn more, consult one of the leading wage and hour attorney and workplace harassment lawyers in San Francisco and Los Angeles, CA at Chahbazi Law PLLC or call 602-282-5868 Now! Attorney Meenoo Chahbazi uses her extensive experience and passion for employment equality to represent Arizona employees in a wide range of employment matters.
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Last Updated October 18, 2019