More than Harassment: When Does Bad Behavior Cross the Line to Employee Discrimination?You may ask if your boss’s behavior of you is discriminatory and what your rights are if he or she treats you cruelly or unjustly. Although not every unjust treatment is discrimination, seeking legal advice will help clear up any doubts you may have. If you suspect you are being discriminated against at work, an employment attorney can assess your case and explore the possibility of taking legal action if necessary.

Read on to learn more and then contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 if you believe you have been the victim of employment discrimination.

The basis of employment discrimination legality

The Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII, forbids employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Since Title VII, other federal statutes have prohibited discrimination based on age, handicap, and retaliation.

Furthermore, discrimination based on sexual orientation is illegal in California. These categories (race, religion, sex, color, national origin, age, handicap, and so on) are protected by the law. When verbal or physical harassment occurs at work as a result of a protected class status, it may be discrimination if it includes the following:

  • Conduct that is extreme or persistent enough to produce a hostile working environment
  • Harassment by an employer that results in a visible change in the employee’s work perks or position, such as a lack of promotion, demotion, or employment termination

Leering, unwanted touching, vulgar remarks, and sending sexually provocative emails or photographs are all examples of sexual harassment. Other instances include making disparaging remarks about a worker’s religious beliefs or making disparaging remarks about skin color.

This is a serious situation that we take seriously

Have you experienced workplace discrimination? We’ll put up a fight for you. Being a victim of job discrimination may make you feel tiny and helpless. It’s extremely aggravating if your boss doesn’t appear to care about your complaint and refuses to address the prejudice you’ve experienced.

We take your right to equal treatment in the workplace seriously at The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker. You may count on us to explain your legal rights and alternatives, and then to assist you in taking the steps necessary to obtain the compensation or benefits you deserve. Because of our affiliation with Perona, Langer, Beck, and Harrison, one of southern California’s biggest and most successful employment law firms, we have the experience and resources to take on even the most difficult discrimination claims.

Whether your matter may be negotiated with your employer through arbitration or mediation, or must be contested in court, we will work hard to get your case resolved as swiftly and advantageously as possible. Call us now at 800-333-0000 to request a consultation.