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Harassment & Discrimination in the Workplace

Under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, it is against the law for an employer to discriminate or harass, or to fail to prevent discrimination or harassment, based upon an employee’s race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, or military and veteran status of any person, to refuse to hire or employ the person or to refuse to select the person for a training program leading to employment, or to bar or to discharge the person from employment or from a training program leading to employment, or to discriminate against the person in compensation or in terms, conditions, or privileges of employment. Oftentimes, employees who are victims of workplace discrimination are subjected to harassment, retaliated against for reporting harassment, or even wrongfully terminated. The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing received 23,770 complaints of discrimination in 2015 alone.


  • Discrimination based on race

  • Discrimination based on religion

  • Discrimination based on color

  • Discrimination based on national origin

  • Discrimination based on ancestry

  • Discrimination based on physical or mental disability or medical condition

  • Discrimination based on genetic information an employer cannot use genetic information to make an employment decision, nor engage in harassment or retaliation based on genetic information. “Genetic Information” includes information about the genetic tests of a person or members of their family, or information about diseases of a person or members of their family. It also extends to a person’s requests for or receipt of genetic services, and to the genetic information of a fetus carried by an individual or family member (e.g., prenatal genetic carrier testing).

  • Discrimination based on marital status

  • Discrimination based on sex

  • Discrimination based on gender

  • Discrimination based on gender identity

  • Discrimination based on age an employer cannot treat an applicant or employee less favorable because of age. Under California law, an employer cannot discriminate against employees over the age of 40, and cannot retaliate against an employee for filing complaints based on such discrimination.

  • Discrimination based on sexual orientation

  • Discrimination based on military and veteran status

Legal Help for Victims of Discrimination in Los Angeles, CA

If you feel you have been a victim of discrimination by an employer, it is critical that you have an experienced attorney on your side, who has the knowledge, caring and experience to properly evaluate and present your case and help you obtain the compensation you are owed. Contact the discrimination law attorneys at Dadgostar Law in Los Angeles, California to schedule a free consultation with an experienced attorney today: (310) 820-1022.