Employment Discrimination And Harassment
We understand how intimidating it is to talk to a lawyer about your job. However, it is important to keep in mind that your employer cannot retaliate against you for seeking legal help to protect your civil rights. When you are ready to speak to employment law attorney, call 415-326-7262.
Employees are often unsure of whether poor treatment amounts to discrimination or harassment. Of course, not everything that is unfair is illegal. Our legal team at the North Bay Law Group will help you understand your employment rights.
What Constitutes Discrimination?
Federal anti-discrimination laws protect employees from experiencing discrimination on grounds of race or color, sex, disability, pregnancy, religion, national origin, age and genetic information.
California’s anti-discrimination laws expand these labor protections even further, providing specific lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights. California law prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, marital status and gender identity and expression.
If you have been discriminated against, we can help you put a stop to this treatment and obtain back pay, job reinstatement and any other compensation to which you are entitled.
What Constitutes Sexual Harassment?
Sexual harassment has no place in employment. This is true whether the harasser is your boss, your colleague or your client or customer. Sexual harassment typically falls into one of the following categories:
Hostile Work Environment
A hostile work environment may include unwanted touching, catcalling, inappropriate and offensive language and the posting or sharing of sexual images.
Quid Pro Quo
Quid pro quo is Latin for “something for something.” This type of harassment occurs when a supervisor or another authoritative figure bases an employment decision on an employee’s submission to sexual advances or a sexual relationship.