Discrimination in employment and housing remain a very serious issue in Los Angeles County, California. While there are strong state and federal regulations that protect Californians from unlawful discrimination, unfortunately, the problem persists.
Discrimination can be incredibly destructive. If you have been the victim of discrimination, you may feel angry, frustrated, taken advantage of, or embarrassed. You may suffer emotional distress and major financial losses. Please know that you have legal options available. You should never ignore the discrimination, as it may get even worse. You need to take action to protect your rights.
At the Dolan Law Firm, our compassionate Los Angeles discrimination attorneys are dedicated advocates for people who have been discriminated against in Southern California. If you believe that you were the victim of housing or employment discrimination, please do not hesitate to contact our law firm today to get free legal guidance.
Discrimination Claims We Handle in Los Angeles, California
State and federal regulations protect employees against race-based discrimination. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act are two of the most important laws that protect workers from racial discrimination and harassment. At the Dolan Law Firm, we have extensive experience handling race/national origin discrimination. In fact, our lead attorney Chris Dolan recorded the largest ever verdict for race and national origin harassment in the state of California.
Gender & Sex Discrimination
Gender or sex-based discrimination should never be accepted in the workplace. Our law firm handles the full range of gender-based discrimination claims. This includes female workers being denied raises, promotions, positions, or job opportunities based on their gender. We handle all types of gender/sex discrimination claims, including those involving pregnancy discrimination claims and sexual harassment. While women have disproportionately been victims of gender discrimination, there are many cases in which men have been discriminated against, as well.
LGBT Discrimination Cases
At the Dolan Law Firm, we are proud to fight for the results of members of the LGBT community. Our founder and chief legal counsel Christopher Dolan has been nationally recognized for his dedication and success defending the rights of transgender persons. In terms of laws protecting people from discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender expression, California is better than many other states. Still, this type of discrimination remains a problem. Victims need a skilled legal representative by their side.
Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Claims
Disabled Americans have a right to job opportunities. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), many employers are required to provide reasonable accommodations to workers who have disabling conditions. At the Dolan Law Firm, our Los Angeles discrimination lawyers fight aggressively on behalf of those who face disability discrimination.
Employer Retaliation and Wrongful Termination
Employees have legal right to complain about discrimination or harassment without facing any type of adverse retaliation from their employer, supervisor, or co-workers. Unfortunately, in reality, when people try to stop workplace discrimination or workplace harassment, employer retaliation and wrongful termination too often occurs.
Retaliation is illegal. If you or a family member was retaliated against or fired because you spoke up about discrimination or harassment, your civil rights have been violated. You should contact our Los Angeles discrimination lawyers immediately.
Under state and federal law, Americans are protected from housing discrimination. Unfortunately, mortgage lenders, financial institutions, large landlords, property management companies, and many others still too often engage in race-based housing discrimination. Housing discrimination can cause tremendous emotional stress and financial damage to the victims and their family members. If you were the victim of housing discrimination in Los Angeles County, the civil rights lawyers at the Dolan Law Firm can help.
Bane Act Claims
The Bane Act is an important California state law that protects people from discrimination. Under the Bane Act, it is illegal to interfere with someone else’s rights. If you were discriminated against, and another party used threats, coercion, or violence to interfere with your civil rights, you may have a Bane Act claim. Financial compensation may be available under this law. As these are complicated legal cases, it is crucial that victims consult with a Los Angeles discrimination lawyer who has experience handling Bane Act lawsuits.
Unruh Act Claims
Residents of Los Angeles are protected from discrimination under a California law known as the Unruh Act. Under this law, businesses in the state of California are prohibited from discriminating against another person based on that person’s protected characteristics. This includes:
- National origin;
- Mental or physical disability;
- Age; and
- Certain medical conditions.
Notably, the Unruh Act is not restricted to these characteristics. California’s highest court has ruled that the Unruh Act protects people against discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and transgender status. If a business or other establishment denied you or your loved one service based on a protected characteristic, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Our Los Angeles discrimination lawyers are prepared to protect your legal rights.
California Hate Crimes
California law provides people with legal protections against hate crimes. Certainly, all crimes must be handled by our criminal justice system. Though, with hate crimes, there is also often a civil case. Victims of hate crimes face additional challenges; indeed, the emotional distress that comes with a hate crime can be truly devastating. Victims of hate crimes in Los Angeles should always consult with an experienced California civil rights lawyer who can help them explore all of their available legal options. You deserve justice.
Contact Our Los Angeles Discrimination Attorneys Today
At the Dolan Law Firm, our California employment law attorneys are proud to protect the legal rights of workers. We have deep experience handling the full range of discrimination claims. If you faced on the job discrimination in Southern California, our legal team is prepared to help.
To set up your free, fully confidential employment discrimination case review, please do not hesitate to contact our law office today. We represent workers throughout Los Angeles County, CA, including in Long Beach, Pasadena, Palmdale, Lancaster, Santa Clarita, El Monte, Torrance, and Downey.