Discrimination at the workplace happens every day in multiple forms. If an employer has treated you unfairly, you have rights that protect you. Some examples are race, age, physical or mental, gender, marital status and medical condition.
Unlawful employment discrimination states the employer's discriminatory conduct in a term, condition or privilege of your employment. Examples are refusing a hire, terminating an employee or offering different compensation.
To file a complaint contact the Department of Fair Employment and Housing. Complaints have to be filed within one year from the date of the alleged discriminatory act. You must pursue administrative solving prior to a civil lawsuit.
After filing a complaint, an employer cannot retaliate against you. You can not be punished for filing a complaint. Successful claimants will receive compensation for lost wages, punitive and compensatory damages, and attorney fees.
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