San Francisco Workplace Discrimination Attorneys
You Have Rights at Work
Suffering discrimination at work can be a confusing experience. Whether
the discrimination was subtle or overt, it can be difficult to know what
to do next. You may be afraid of losing your job if you complain to your
supervisor or human resources. However, it is against the law for an employer
to fire you for making such complaints.
If you have questions about discrimination, it is best to discuss them with an
employment law attorney. Too many people rely on misinformation from co-workers, friends
and family. Contact Walker, Hamilton, Koenig & Burbidge, instead. Our experienced
San Francisco workplace discrimination lawyer
Peter Koenig can discuss your claim and advise you of your rights. To schedule a free
consultation, please call us today.
Report the Discrimination and Contact Us
The first step in a discrimination case is to report it to your employer
and follow the process outlined in your employee handbook. We can represent
you throughout your employer's complaint/grievance process. We can
also take your case to Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
and California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) hearings,
as well as state or federal court proceedings.
State and federal laws prohibit discrimination in any part of the employment
process such as hiring, performance ratings, demotion, non-promotion,
disciplinary actions, benefits and training denials, suspension and termination.
Despite these laws, however, discriminatory actions occur at workplaces
every day over issues such as:
- Race, ethnicity and national origin
- Age (over 40)
sexual harassment, sexual orientation discrimination and hostile work environment
- Genetic information
- Military service
Employers are also not allowed discriminate on the bases of participation
in the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), filing a workers' compensation
claim, reporting dangerous conditions, refusing to participate in illegal
activity, whistleblowing, or providing evidence in another employee's
discrimination, workers' comp or whistleblowing case.
Contact a Workplace Discrimination Attorney in San Francisco
Please call our office or
contact us online to schedule a free consultation.