Los Angeles, California Attorney Representing Fair Employment & Housing Act / Title VII
In California, the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) provides employees protection from unlawful employment practices. Employers are subject to FEHA if they regularly employ five or more persons. Under FEHA, an employer may not take adverse action (discharge, suspend or demote, etc.) against an employee on the basis of discrimination or retaliation. FEHA also protects employees from harassment, failing to take all reasonable steps to prevent discrimination and harassment, and failing to make reasonable accommodations for a physical or mental disability or pregnancy.
The Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), protects certain groups from discrimination on the following basis:
- Wrongful Termination
- Age (40 and over)
- Marital status
- Medical condition
- National origin
- Physical and mental disability
- Sex or sexual orientation
Title VII and FEHA –
Federal and State Protection for Employees
Federal laws addressing discrimination in the workplace are primarily set forth under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII). California’s FEHA, however, provides greater protection for employees than that provided by Title VII. For example, in addition to prohibiting the types of discrimination described in Title VII, FEHA prohibits discrimination on the basis of marital status. Furthermore, Title VII only applies to employers who employ 15 or more employees, while FEHA generally applies to employers with 5 or more employees.
The Leichter Law Firm, APC represents employees who have been discriminated against under FEHA and Title VII. An employee who believes that he or she has been discriminated against must prove that the discrimination occurred because the employee was a member of a protected class. If you believe you were wrongfully terminated or discriminated against because of your age, race, sex, religion, or national origin contact a Los Angeles employment law attorney today.
Our Los Angles Employment Attorney Serve the Following Practice Area
- Breach of Employment Contract
- Public Policy
- Severance Agreements
- Discrimination & Harassment
- Wage and Hour
- Wrongful Termination
- Relational Overview
Contact Our Los Angeles Retaliation Attorney at Leichter Law Firm, APC For Case Evaluation
If you believe you have a claim under FEHA or Title VII, contact the Leichter Law Firm, APC located in Southern California; we pride ourselves on offering exceptional legal counsel to employees who feel they have been treated unfairly. Our office is located in the mid-Wilshire area, just west of downtown Los Angeles. Call 818-915-6624 or email us today.