Discrimination claims are not simple to prove. Without a dedicated, informed and experienced lawyer representing your case, the process is overwhelming. In California, you must first file a claim with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) or with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). If you hope to file a lawsuit against a discriminatory employer, this stage of the process must be completed properly.
At Winer, McKenna & Burritt, LLP, we often assist people in the claim filing process, and the sooner you consult with one of our attorneys about your case, the sooner we may begin working to build a case that can be litigated to obtain the compensation for losses and damages that you deserve.
We represent and empower employees exclusively throughout Northern and Southern California. Call us today at (510) 433-1000 to speak with a Los Angeles-, San Francisco- or Oakland-based employment discrimination attorney. We offer free, confidential initial consultations and pursue all cases on a contingency fee basis.
California Law Protects Workers From Discrimination
California employment discrimination law protects all workers in virtually any industry who work for employers with five or more employees. It protects against gender, gender identity, racial, religious, national origin, disability, age, marital status and sexual orientation discrimination. This includes cases of sexual harassment under employment law.
For more information about sexual harassment, please visit www.SexualHarassment.com, an informative website sponsored by Winer, McKenna & Burritt, LLP.
Proving Employment Discrimination
Whether you are a current employee, former employee or job hunter, you may have a case worth pursuing against a discriminatory employer. We have litigated cases involving all kinds of discrimination, including:
- Disparate treatment – An employer treats an employee less favorably than others due to a prohibited discrimination factor.
- Retaliation – An employee claims unfair treatment by an employer because the employee opposed discriminatory practices.
- Disparate impact – An employee claims unfavorable impact on a protected class of employees due to an employer’s employment practice.
- Systematic disparate treatment – The plaintiff shows a class-wide, statistical difference between protected class members as compared to members of a similarly qualified majority group.
Our attorneys guide and help our clients in collecting appropriate evidence demonstrating discriminatory practices. We challenge the employer’s arguments and establish the adverse impacts our clients have suffered. We may be able to help you recover damages, including past and future medical treatment, wage loss, pain and suffering, and emotional distress, and punitive damages depending on the unique circumstances of your case.
Independent Contractors, Union Members And Religious Organization Employees
If you are an independent contractor, union member or employee of a nonprofit religious organization, your options in pursuit of a discrimination claim may be limited. Speak with one of our attorneys to discuss the specifics of your unique case.
Significant Employment Discrimination Cases
- $2,000,000 — Two Filipino and Two Hispanic Employees Were Discriminated Against
- $1,725,000 — Employees Settle Race and Gender Discrimination Case
Free Consultation With An Employment Attorneys
Contact Winer, McKenna & Burritt, LLP, today at (510) 433-1000 to speak with an experienced employment discrimination lawyer.