Both California and Federal law make it illegal for employers to take adverse action against employees based on the following:

  •        Race, color
  •        Ancestry, national origin
  •        Religion, creed
  •        Age (over 40)
  •        Disability, mental and physical
  •        Sex
  •        Gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical           conditions)
  •        Sexual orientation
  •        Gender identity, gender expression
  •        Medical condition
  •        Genetic information
  •        Marital status
  •        Military and veteran status

At The Velez Law Firm, PC, our attorneys have extensive experience litigating discrimination cases of all types. If you believe you have been discriminated against on any of these grounds please contact us immediately. Typically you only have one year from the workplace discrimination (termination, demotion, refusal to hire, etc.) to obtain a right-to-sue letter from the Department of Fair Employment & Housing. You then have one year from the date that letter is issued to file your case.

If you believe you have been discriminated against, contact The Velez Law Firm, PC to set up a free consultation

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$4,750,000 – Age/Gender Discrimination

Verdict in Anderton v. Bass Underwriters Inc. on behalf of a 61 year old underwriter for Bass Underwriters who was unfairly terminated from her employment in favor of a younger male colleague. Anderton received “pushback” from Bass Underwriters after she recommended a female coworker for a promotion in her office, largely occupied by men. Following this incident, male executives began to make comments about Anderton’s age and pressured her to retire, and was eventually terminated

$400,000 –Physical Disability Discrimination/Retaliation

Settlement on behalf of a single plaintiff, suffering from a physical disability, against a  large retailer, where the defendant failed to accommodate our client’s medical restrictions and unlawfully terminated our client because of her physical disability.

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