Discrimination And Harassment: Don’t Accept Unfair Treatment At Work
All employees deserve to be judged by their performance, and not by someone else’s bias. Similarly, all employees deserve an environment where they feel safe from harassment, intimidation or even threats of workplace violence.
Unfortunately, not all employees enjoy this respect. If you feel uncomfortable in your workplace, or you suspect you may have been the target of workplace discrimination or harassment based on being in a protected group, you need an advocate on your side who can evaluate your case and help you address the problem.
At The Armstrong Law Firm, we fight on behalf of clients from all industries, including health care, who have suffered from illegal and damaging employment practices. You don’t have to put up with treatment you know to be wrong. Call us at 415-692-0462 to schedule a free consultation.
How Do You Know It’s Discrimination?
Employers make decisions that could adversely affect employees for all sorts of reasons. But if you’ve been the target of a recent layoff, demotion or other detrimental employment action that you suspect was based on your inclusion in a legally protected group, then you may have a viable lawsuit. Employers are prohibited from penalizing employees on the basis of:
Some employers are savvy about disguising discriminatory actions as something else. At the same time, even valid suspicions can be hard to prove. But you risk nothing by calling to discuss the specifics of your case in a free initial consultation.
Whether you were laid off after returning to work after a pregnancy, were passed over for a promotion in favor of a younger employee or suspect you may have suffered from a different form of discrimination, we can analyze the facts of your situation and stand up for your rights in the face of unfair employment actions.
What Does Harassment Look Like?
Sexual harassment in the workplace is no joke. If you’ve been the target of workplace harassment, you understand the many ways this damaging behavior can affect your job performance, finances and opportunity for advancement, not to mention the personal repercussions, which can include depression and anxiety.
Not all types of sexual harassment look the same:
- Quid pro quo sexual harassment: This happens when a superior demands sexual favors in exchange for job security or advancement.
- Hostile work environment: This type of sexual harassment may involve persistent leering, unwanted emails or texts, offensive jokes, or even having to sit near a co-worker who displays porn on a computer screen.
You don’t have to accept this treatment in what is supposed to be a professional environment. Sexual harassment is illegal, and you have rights. At The Armstrong Law Firm, we protect the rights of California employees who are suffering from the ill effects of sexual harassment in the workplace.
You’re Not Alone. Call Us Today.
To schedule your free initial consultation with an experienced workplace harassment and discrimination lawyer in San Francisco or Oakland, call 415-692-0462 or use our online form to tell us about your situation.