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Westlake Village discrimination attorney

Discrimination is still alive in the workplace. Although explicitly forbidden by laws in California, there are still many employers that discriminate against their employees due to protected characteristics such as their race, gender, disability, pregnancy, maternity, and religion. Employers are also forbidden by law to retaliate against employees who complain about these issues. These are complex legal matters to navigate on your own therefore you may need to seek the counsel of an experienced Westlake Village discrimination attorney.

Westlake Village discrimination attorney Matthew A. Kaufman has extensive experience serving communities in Westlake Village and nearby cities. His legal services encompass a variety of employment issues people tend to face at work. Through dedicated representation, our team is committed to eliminate these problems one claim at a time. We believe no individual or group should be denied opportunities for improvement in the workplace or mistreated because of their background or race. It’s our desire to preserve the employee’s dignity and protect his or her legal rights.

Cases we handle in Westlake Village

The Kaufman Law Firm has handled countless discrimination claims in southern California and we are ready to help you with your case. Whether you have been the victim of workplace discrimination or wish to report a discriminatory environment and retaliation, we will assist you with every aspect of your claim. Some of the most common claims we have handled are related to:

  • Racial discrimination – Employees should not be treated any less because of their racial background. Racial discrimination as well as harassment are illegal and employers who tolerate such comportment at work should be held liable in court.
  • Disability discrimination – California’s own Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) and The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) were enacted to protect disabled employees against any discriminatory behavior in the workplace.
  • National origin discrimination – Employers should not make decisions regarding hiring, promotions, raises, or any other compensatory decisions based on the worker’s national origin.
  • Pregnancy discrimination – Women in the state of California have laws that protect them against discrimination in the workplace and when taking maternity leave. They should be treated as other workers and provided with benefits.
  • Age discrimination – Older employees should not be discriminated in the workplace based on their age. The ADEA protects employees 40 years and older from such discriminatory behavior.
  • Sexual orientation – There are laws in California that protect homosexuals, heteroxesulas and bisexuals from discrimiantion.

Contact a Westlake Village discrimination attorney

At The Kaufman Law Firm we have successfully represented clients from across Westlake Village. If you believe that you or a coworker has become the victim of workplace discrimination, Westlake Village discrimination attorney Matthew A. Kaufman may be able to negotiate with your employer. Although California is an “at will” state, employers can’t fire your for unlawful reasons, including discrimination. However, if the employer is not willing to negotiate, we will file a lawsuit on your behalf and obtain fair compensation. Contact us today and schedule your free case evaluation.