Police Captain Wins Religious Discrimination Lawsuit

By: JML Law | December 7, 2018.
Police Captain Wins Religious Discrimination Lawsuit

A high-ranking police officer has won a lawsuit in which he accused the Beverly Hills police chief of harassment and workplace misconduct.

Captain Mark Rosen, a Jewish man, says that Chief Sandra Spagnoli denied him promotional opportunities based on his religion. Spagnoli was hired as the first female police chief of the department and says this lawsuit, as well as many others, are being made because people are angry that she is shaking up the system.

Regardless of how she feels, the city of Beverly Hills settled on $2.3 million to pay Rosen.

At JML Law, we know that workplace discrimination happens in many ways. If you have experienced this, or still are, we want to help. When you need a Los Angeles religious discrimination attorney, we will recover the compensation you deserve.

What Is Workplace Discrimination

When people think of workplace discrimination, they usually think of two types – racial and gender discrimination, but there are many other types to consider. You will find that federal and state protections cover a wide range of types of discrimination, some of which can be found here:

  • Race or color
  • Nationality
  • Religion or creed
  • Sexual orientation
  • Gender identity
  • Disability
  • Sex
  • Marital status

Look at that list with a historical lens. You can see the whole realm of American history discrimination on that list, all the way to our current times. Today, transgender people are experiencing the same workplace discrimination that people of color and women have experienced.

The good news is that California has taken major steps to end all workplace discrimination, strengthening the federal laws that already prohibit most discriminatory practices.

The California Family Rights Act extends the rights of women who give birth even further, including extended leave for a complicated pregnancy.

What You Can Do

You do not have to put up with discrimination in the workplace. We know that many people who experience these types of discrimination are not able to simply quit and go find another job. When you work paycheck-to-paycheck, that is just not possible. Often, people just put up with the abusive behavior and hope it gets better. Many times, people who fall into one of those groups face a hard time even getting hired, and when they do they face difficult situations like being forced to work in unsafe conditions or for lower pay. They are often not promoted or eventually terminated because of one of the reasons listed above.

Unfortunately, it usually does not.

At JML Law, we want to help if you think you are going through any of the situations we discussed above. We know that, even though you are protected by law, it can be incredibly difficult to come forward. Our knowledgeable and experienced team will walk you through the process and work to get a resolution that is satisfactory. This can include:

  • Compensation for pain and suffering
  • Lost income compensation
  • Possible reinstatement
  • Payment of missed bonuses/benefits
  • And more

When you need a Los Angeles workplace discrimination attorney, you can contact us by clicking here or calling us at 818-610-8800 for a free consultation today.

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