Know What To Do If Your Civil Rights Have Been Violated
It is illegal for your employer to discriminate against you based on your pregnancy, marital status, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national origin or race. An employer cannot discriminate based on your age or disability. Sadly, even in the most progressive states and cities this type of discrimination happens all of the time.
How We Can Help
Fortunately the law is on your side. States, counties and municipalities all have anti-discrimination laws. These laws apply to all businesses no matter how small or large.
Newer statutes specifically protect gays and lesbians and transgender individuals. The law does not tolerate discrimination based on whether you are married, single, divorced or if you are on public assistance. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits pregnancy discrimination. It is also illegal to limit pregnancy-related benefits to only married employees. These laws are enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
You Are Entitled To Compensation
If you have been harassed or discriminated against due to your gender or pregnancy, help is available. At The Armstrong Law Firm, we have helped hundreds of victims of sex and other workplace discrimination recover financial compensation. The law can also work to “fix” what is broken or wrong with a remedy. These remedies include that you:
- Receive back pay
- Are hired
- Receive an earned promotion
- Get your job reinstated
- Receive compensatory damages for emotional pain and suffering
- Receive punitive damages for egregious behavior
- Your attorneys’ fees and related court costs
An Established And Distinguished Discrimination Firm
At The Armstrong Law Firm, we are passionate attorneys who understand what constitutes Bay Area civil rights violations in the workplace. We work diligently to ensure that your rights at work are protected and respected. In fact, we are one of the very few employee-only law firms in the Silicon Valley and San Francisco Bay Area.
If you have questions about the law or about your workplace situation call or email our firm. We offer a free consultation to answer your questions and hear about your situation. Call us at 415-692-0462 and speak with a lawyer who works in workplace discrimination. Know what to do if your civil rights have been violated.