Marital status discrimination is one of many forms of workplace discrimination that’s legally prohibited in California. Unfortunately, some employers ignore the law, unfairly mistreating certain workers based on their marital and/or relationship status.
Do you believe this has happened to you? If so, review your case with an Oakland marital status discrimination attorney at JML Law. You may have grounds to take legal action against your employer. We’ll go over the details of your case and inform you of your options. Should you choose to hire us, we’re also prepared to offer the representation you deserve.
In California, both state and federal laws recognize marital status as a personal characteristic for which an employee can’t be discriminated against.
Nevertheless, marital status discrimination still occurs in many workplaces. The following are examples of how it could manifest:
It’s not always immediately clear when an employer is unfairly favoring some employees/candidates over others based on marital status. You should monitor for common “red flags,” such as being asked whether you’re married in a job interview.
If you suspect you’ve been the victim of marital status discrimination, you can take legal action to seek financial compensation. You might also seek reinstatement to a job from which you were fired.
Strongly consider hiring a lawyer when doing so. Quite simply, proving marital status discrimination has occurred can be challenging.
Consider the following example: You get engaged and are fired shortly after. You suspect this is because your employer believes your new relationship will distract you from focusing on your work.
It’s unlikely your employer will openly admit to this. Instead, they may fabricate a reason for terminating your employment, such as poor performance. Building a case to show you were actually fired due to a change in your relationship status might require taking such steps as:
You don’t need to build a case on your own. You may lack the resources necessary to do so.
Instead, an Oakland marital status discrimination attorney at JML Law can assist you in this capacity. If you think you’ve been the target of unfair marital discrimination at work, contact us online or call us at 818-610-8800 for a free consultation.
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