Unlawful discrimination is the unequal treatment of a person based on the individuals actual or perceived membership into a certain "protected class." Unlawful harassment is severe and pervasive negative treatment that creates a hostile work environment and is based on a certain protected class.
Classes protected from discrimination and harassment include age, race, national origin sex, sexual orientation, gender, disability, pregnancy, and religion.
Discrimination in the workplace is illegal and is regulated to make sure that Americans have equal access to employment and equal access to benefits once employed. Both federal and state laws, such as the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, prohibit discrimination and harassment in the workplace.
The attorneys at Hoyer & Hicks have years of experience dealing with these types of cases. Contact us today for your free consultation.
Manion v. Barclays Global Investors
San Francisco Superior Court Case No. CGC-02-405583
We represented an employee in a case of disability discrimination and failure to accommodate. The case settled at mediation after her supervisor was forced to admit he had destroyed evidence.
Ling, et al. v. Regents of the University of California
United States District Court, Northern District of California, Case No. 2001-035654
We represented representatives in a class action for race discrimination at the Lawrence Livermore Lab. The case settled after class certification.
Smith v. CU Funding Group
Alameda County Superior Court Case No. RG 04176367
We represented the victim of pregnancy discrimination. The case settled after the discovery of incriminating emails from her supervisor.