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THE MARTIN LAW FIRM | Serving Hanford, Lemoore, CA
Kings County California Employment and Retaliation Lawyer
An employer may not fire, demote, harass or otherwise "retaliate" against an individual for filing a charge of discrimination, participating in a discrimination proceeding, or otherwise opposing discrimination. The same laws that prohibit discrimination based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, and disability, as well as wage differences between men and women performing substantially equal work, also prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose unlawful discrimination or participate in an employment discrimination proceeding.
Under California and federal statutes, employers can be held financially liable for certain forms of discrimination that occur in the workplace. While most employers may have written policies against discrimination, the practical reality is employment discrimination often takes subtle, quiet forms through the actions of managers and supervisors.
At The Martin Law Firm, we gather human resources records, employee evaluations, e-mails, memos, and eyewitness testimony in exposing a pattern of different treatment regarding our client. We review employee handbooks to determine what policies and procedures are in place regarding allegations of discrimination. Our lawyers cross-examine managers and HR representatives regarding failures to follow through on stated policies and procedures, identifying contradictory claims on the part of management that often indicate an attempt to rationalize or hide different treatment for different people.
Exposing Job Discrimination - How to Help Your Case
Most managers and supervisors are aware of the consequences of discrimination in the workplace. Consequently, discrimination is not as overt or obvious as it used to be. If you believe you are being singled out for different treatment due to your race, age, gender, or health situation, begin collecting and saving e-mails, memos, and any communications you receive or send to your supervisors or HR representative. Even though California is an "at will" employment state, documented patterns of harassment and different treatment are often enough to convince jurors that discrimination or harassment has occurred.
Since employers are aware of legal prohibitions against discrimination, they often try to find other reasons for firing an employee or denying him or her a promotion. Through the rules of discovery, however, our attorneys can subpoena the hiring decisions and promotion history of a company to determine if a clear pattern of discrimination emerges. When we compare favorable employee reviews, commendations, raises, management representation, and other factors against our client's experience, it's usually very clear whether or not discrimination has occurred.
Protect and Assert Your Rights
Don't assume you don't have a case just because no one explicitly told you that you were being denied an opportunity because of your race, age, gender, disability, health status or religion. We have the experience, and knowledge needed to expose job discrimination and demand financial compensation for the harm caused by such illegal employment actions.
There is almost always a paper trail in cases involving employee discrimination. If you have been denied a promotion, have been subjected to harassment, or have been fired from a job due to discrimination, contact Casey D. Martin Today at (559) 530-3144 for a consultation.