Discrimination against employees in the workplace — on the bases of:
All of the above are against the law. If you feel you are a target for workplace discrimination, you need skilled employment law representation in your corner immediately. When you need employment discrimination lawyers in Sacramento, contact us for the legal help you need.
For more than 20 years of successful employment law practice in Sacramento and throughout central and Northern California, the Fulton Law Corporation has been protecting people like you. We can be the champion you need to overcome workplace discrimination and obtain justice.
In Sacramento, California, an individual may file a workplace discrimination claim with either the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The DFEH is California’s state administrative agency, while the EEOC is the federal administrative agency. These two agencies have a work-sharing agreement. Under this agreement, the agencies cooperate during the claims process. It is only necessary to file a claim with one of these agencies.
The EEOC and DFEH have minimum requirements for the number of employees an employer must have for the regulations to apply. To file a discrimination claim with the EEOC, your employer must have at least 15 employees. Age discrimination claims require 20 or more employees. The DFEH, on the other hand, will accept claims from those whose workplace has five or more employees. If you need a discrimination lawyer in Sacramento, call us today.
Claims filed to the DEFH must be submitted within one year after the date of the discriminatory act. In federal cases, an employee must file a discrimination claim to the EEOC within 180 days, though this deadline may be extended to 300 days in some cases. Federal employees must submit their claim to the EEOC within 45 days of the discrimination.
Before filing a civil lawsuit against your employer for discrimination, you must receive a “Right to Sue Letter” from the DFEH or the EEOC. Although the respective agency may invite you and your employer to a mediation session to seek a resolution or handle your claim in some other way, the most common outcome is issuing a right to sue letter. This letter notifies the filer that the agency has finished its investigation and is now permitted to file a lawsuit. You only have 90 days to bring a lawsuit against your employer after receiving your letter. In addition, if you feel you’ve been wrongfully terminated, contact us for our expert legal advice.
Our experienced Sacramento discrimination attorney Jeffrey D. Fulton believes deeply in your right to be free from discrimination and harassment. Count on him to be open to your ideas, receptive to your version of what is happening at your job, and welcome to the opportunity to investigate your claims.
If Mr. Fulton takes your case, you can expect measured advice, zealous advocacy, and tireless dedication to obtain a favorable outcome. Did an employer retaliate against you because you reported the discrimination? Did this retaliation result in an adverse employment action? You can take action to the right this wrong. Contact us!
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