Sacramento Discrimination Attorney
The Right to Be Free from Discrimination in California
Despite advancements in nearly every part and sector of our culture, discrimination
against others who may be different from us in some fashion still exists.
It is not a victimless crime or trivial matter: where discrimination exists
against a person or a group of people, other social ills such as low morale
and esteem, increased violence and aggression, and other negative consequences
also exist. Discrimination can also prevent a person from growing and
developing as an individual and growing into his or her full potential.
Our Sacramento employment lawyer has worked with hundreds of Northern California
clients who were treated unfairly by employers.
Contact the Law Offices of Gay Carroll-Haring today to discuss your rights, remedies, and next steps.
Types of Prohibited Discrimination
Prohibited discrimination occurs any time one person treats another person
differently and worse than any other person simply because of a protected
characteristic of the person.
Federal and state laws, most notably the California Fair Employment and
Housing Act, the ADA, and the Federal Age Discrimination in Employment
Act, prohibit employers from discriminating against an employee or potential
employee on the basis of that person’s:
Age: An employer cannot discriminate against older employees or potential
employees (i.e., those over 40 years of age);
Disability: An employer cannot discriminate against a person who has a covered physical
or mental disability;
Sex: An employer cannot discriminate against you based on your gender or any
National origin: Where your family originates from has no bearing on your ability to perform
a job, and an employer cannot discriminate against you on this basis;
Pregnancy: Closely related to sex discrimination, an employer cannot discriminate
against a female employee based on whether or not she is pregnant or has
plans to become pregnant, or is using pregnancy leave;
Race: An employer cannot discriminate against an employee or potential employee
on the basis of race;
Religion: An employer cannot treat you differently from other employees on the
basis of any religion you adhere to (or fail to adhere to);
Sexual orientation: Regardless of whether you are heterosexual, homosexual, or other, your
employer is prohibited from discriminating against you based on your sexual
Do I Need a California Discrimination Attorney’s Help?
If you have been the victim of workplace discrimination, you may have the
right to seek damages or other legal relief through a discrimination lawsuit.
Despite how clear the discrimination may appear to you, however, you will
likely need legal assistance to bring a successful lawsuit. Evidence and
testimony establishing unlawful discrimination will need to be located,
preserved, and presented.
At the Law Offices of Gay Carroll-Haring, I fight vigorously on behalf
of workers who have suffered unjust and unlawful discrimination in the
workplace. After considering and analyzing the facts of your situation,
I will help you understand the rights and any remedies you may have under
the law. I will fight on your behalf and will help you obtain the compensation
allowed by law.
Schedule a consultation today by calling (916) 443-3553.