Employment Law

Marital Status Discrimination Attorney In Los Angeles

Marital status discrimination at work happens when you are penalized in some form or another by your employer because you are not single or have a husband or a family. This happens when you are not hired at work or even if you are hired, you are not given similar compensation and/or benefits compared to your co-employees who are single or without children.

Under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), it is unlawful for an employer to subject a specific protected class from any form of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation at work. The same holds true with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Equal Pay Act and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission which enforces Title VII and the Equal Pay Act which provides protection to employees against discrimination. As you can see, both federal and state laws protect employees against marital status and other forms of discrimination. The problem, however, is enforcing your rights against your employer who definitely has the resources to thwart your legal claims.

If you really want to protect your employment and labor law rights at work, do not attempt to negotiate with your employer. You will be faced by insurance adjusters and defense lawyers who have experience in dealing with employee claims. The only thing to do is seek legal help from Mesriani Law Group’s top marital status discrimination attorneys in Los Angeles who have decades of success in championing the causes of employees against their unjust employers throughout California. With our wealth of experience, you can be assured of nothing but the best legal service regardless of the value of your claims.

What to Do in Case of Marital Status Discrimination at Work?

Marital status discrimination at work is a type of discrimination or harassment perpetrated by employers and manifested through not hiring or not given similar compensation and/or benefits to employees who are not single or those who have spouses or families.

If you feel that you’re being married or choice to be single or in a relationship is somehow being used by your employer in measuring your success at work, then you are being discriminated against.

How to Spot Signs of Marital Status Discrimination?

The following are signs and symptoms that you are being discriminated at work by your employer on account of your status:

  1. Verbal harassment or declaration that you are not liked by your employer because of your personal status;
  2. If you are not given the same compensation as compared with your co-equals;
  3. If you are not being graded or measured for promotion in the same manner as your other co-workers;
  4. If you are being given unsavory assignments not given to your other co-employees; or
  5. If the employee handbook relating to disciplinary actions and punishment are not being implemented to you equally.

Under any of the above, you should immediately be put on guard against your employer. It does not matter if you are single, married, divorced, widowed or even unmarried with either same sex or opposite sex partners, so long as you are not given the same treatment and you feel that employees of similar marital status are equally unjustly treated, then you have a right to file a case against your employer for marital status discrimination.

Laws Guarding Your Marital Status Rights at Work

California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), a California statute enacted to protect individuals belonging to a specific protected class from any form of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation in employment, provides ample protection to employees at work against marital and other forms of discrimination.

Aside from the state law mentioned above, federal laws like Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 also provide protection to employees against any form of unjust treatment at work.

Generally, existing laws relating to discrimination make it illegal for employers to discriminate, harass or retaliate against their employees and applicants on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and marital status.

Therefore, if you feel that your labor law rights are being violated by your employer, you should immediately seek legal help from employment and labor law attorneys who have decades of experience in making sure that you get the best compensation that you deserve at the swiftest possible time.

Consult With A Marital Status Discrimination Attorney Today

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