California EEOC Lawyers
Getting treated badly at work can affect your whole life. You spend most of your time at work, and feeling unsafe or uncomfortable there can really take a toll on your life. Our California EEOC lawyers can help. Call us today!
What the EEOC Protects
The EEOC, otherwise known as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, has a duty to enforce most federal laws that protect you from discrimination.
You are protected from the following:
- Discrimination based on sex, orientation, religion, race, color, or national origin
- Retaliation against complaints of discrimination
- Discrimination due to pregnancy
- Not being paid the same as people of the other sex who do the same job as you
- Discrimination against disabled employees and job applicants
- Failure to provide reasonable accommodations, if you have a disability
- Age discrimination
- Not getting paid the same as someone younger than you
- Not getting benefits for early retirement or severance, if you sue for age discrimination
- Discrimination that is based on genetic information
Our California EEOC lawyers can help you through any one of these kinds of cases.
Do I Have an EEOC Claim?
The surest way to answer this question with certainty is to talk to a lawyer and see what they think. You very well may have a claim if you feel like you are or were in a hostile work environment.
Your boss is responsible if they created a hostile work environment through their actions or commands.
Together we will work to prove that your employer:
- did not try to prevent or correct behavior that was either harassment or discriminatory;
- did not provide you with opportunities to manage the hostile work environment that you were in; or,
- knew there was something going on and did not listen to your complaints.
These cases can get expensive for your employer, so they will try to fight hard against them even happening. That is why you really want to have a strong California EEOC lawyer on your side to protect your rights. You deserve to have justice. You don’t want your story to get buried. Hire the right California EEOC lawyers who will take your claim and win you justice.
You deserve to have your rights protected. You deserve justice. Don’t delay. Call today.
Example of When to File
You may not know for sure if you should file a claim. Here is an example of a scenario in which someone should file an EEOC claim:
Dawn works at a marketing company and she was fired in February. She hears from a fellow female coworker of the company that she was also fired two months after her. Then in July they learn that another female coworker, Claire, was fired from that company as well.
Claire looks back and starts to realize that these women who were fired before her did their jobs well. They weren’t fired for their performance. And there are also a lot of men at the marketing company who were less qualified and they still have their jobs. She becomes suspicious. Three qualified female workers were let go and the men remain employed at the company.
Claire knows that she had good job performance. She has reviews that prove that fact. This would be a good time to talk to a lawyer about bringing an EEOC claim.
You should know that you can experience discrimination in a long-term situation or you can experience it in just one short incident. You will want to organize any evidence you can possibly gather.
If something happens at work, log that event. Have it include the time, day, location, etc.
An example of a log might look like:
“May 3rd, 2019 11:30am
John Doe and Jason Doe both made racially insensitive comments to me.”
You would then go into specific details.
If you bring your complaints to a supervisor, you should keep copies of these documents. You should also keep copies of the emails you received that prove your complaints were not adequately addressed.
If you have everything you need to bring a claim to the EEOC in an organized fashion, you can increase the odds of getting the results you deserve. You want the EEOC to give your case the attention it deserves. Being thorough and organized can help you with your success.
Call Our California EEOC Lawyers Today
There are a lot of things about an EEOC claim that make them complicated. You already have enough to think about without having to have a comprehensive understanding of EEOC claims. Allow us to get you the results you deserve. We help people like you every day with their EEOC claims. You deserve justice for wrongdoings. We can help. Call us today for a consultation.
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