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Employment discrimination attorneys in Santa Clara

Santa Clara employers are prohibited from discriminating against employees and job applicants based on their membership in a protected class. However, these unlawful practices occur more often than you may think. 

If you have been discriminated against at work, the Santa Clara employment discrimination lawyers at King & Siegel LLP are here to help you. We believe that everyone has a right to make a living free from discrimination, and we are here to help you stand up for your legal rights. Our seasoned employment law attorneys have helped numerous clients get the justice and compensation that they deserve after being treated unfairly in the workplace, and they are available to take on your case. 

In this article, we will discuss California’s anti-discrimination laws, and we will talk about how a lawyer can help you if you have been discriminated against. 

I don't have words to thank you the king and Siegel team worked so hard on my case during the pandemic and I am so grateful and proud of my outcome with them. They are reasonable and reliable. Those you can trust .. everytime I had a question they would answer it I recommend them 100 percent.. am so thankful for the team .. my worries and stress are over .. a huge weight over my shoulder was lifted and was able to help my family during this hard time thank you so much king and Siegel team..
Vanessa Ponce
Vanessa Ponce
March 8, 2022
I was really nervous about hiring a lawyer but Julian and everyone in her office made the process as stress-free as it could be. She is kind, reassuring and confident and that helps make the process feel less scary. she also knows what kinds of outcomes are reasonable and will explain in detail why, and has a plan to get there. I cannot recommend her more highly.
Ines Martinez
Ines Martinez
March 8, 2022
I had the pleasure of being represented by this wonderful office and their attorneys! They were very quick about answering any questions and most times explained things so well that my questions were answered before I got the chance to ask them. I had an amazing experience, everyone is kind and very attentive to your wants and needs. A case can be very stressful and they did a great job at keeping me sane and comfortable through the entire process. I recommend them 100%.
Adrianna Sells
Adrianna Sells
October 25, 2021
This in an incredibly professional and responsive firm. There was an ease about getting initial information, scheduling, and working with their talented team. While I found it to be true of everyone that I encountered here, it was Julian Burns King that really went above and beyond. Her expertise, experience, and knowledge of employment law and its many facets coupled with her empathy and compassion for her clients, is truly one of a kind. I would absolutely recommend King & Siegel to anyone in need of legal advice or representation.
Jeri Mares
Jeri Mares
October 12, 2021
Everyone at this firm was so helpful, supportive, and nice. The settlement I got changed my life and working with them was as good as a lawsuit could possibly be. I am so glad I found them for my wrongful termination suit.
Evelyn A
Evelyn A
September 25, 2021
I’m glad I trusted the team of King & Seigel to handle my case they are the definition of professionalism. They were honest and very upfront with the process and kept me informed every step of the way not to mention I’m more than happy with the results. Thank you again to the team of King and Seigel.
Ramon Rodriguez
Ramon Rodriguez
December 9, 2020
Julian & Elliot are very good lawyers and I am glad I trusted them with my case. When I hired attorneys, I didn't know what to look for, but I am glad I found them. They were always attentive to my case and I never felt lost even though I did not have any prior experience with litigation. Ultimately, they got a result I was happy with and I am so glad I had them to help me put this experience behind me. You would be lucky to have them in your corner.
Ryan J
Ryan J
August 5, 2020
I would like to thank this amazing duo and their staff for taking care of my friend and I. They were patient and polite, very prompt, and always professional! Thank you all so much! 💜
Yanni Boo
Yanni Boo
July 15, 2020

What Is Employment Discrimination? 

Employment discrimination occurs when an employer treats an employee or job applicant unfairly because of their race, national origin, sex, gender, disability, or other protected characteristic. Discrimination can be intentional or unintentional, but both types are still illegal. 

Examples of Employment Discrimination 

Employment discrimination can take many forms. Employment discrimination happens when an employer does any of the following because of your membership in a protected class: 

  • Refusing to hire you, 
  • Paying you less than your colleagues, 
  • Firing you, 
  • Harassing you through offensive comments, and
  • Providing different promotions or training opportunities. 

This is not an exhaustive list. So if you have been a victim of discrimination, we highly recommend that you reach out to an employment discrimination attorney in Santa Clara to discuss your case. 

If you believe you are being discriminated against in the workplace, King & Siegel LLP welcomes you to call our legal team today at (213) 465-4802 for a free review of your case.

Laws Against Employment Discrimination 

Both federal and state anti-discrimination laws protect Santa Clara citizens. Let’s discuss some of the most important laws that prohibit discrimination. 

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act is a federal law that prohibits employers from discriminating against employees based on their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. The Act also established the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), which is tasked with enforcing federal laws relating to employment discrimination. 

To file discrimination claims with the EEOC, you can head to their website and follow the instructions provided. However, we recommend that you seek the assistance of an employment discrimination lawyer before filing your claim. 

Americans With Disabilities Act 

The Americans with Disabilities Act, or the ADA, prohibits discrimination based on a person’s disability in employment, public transportation, housing, and public accommodations. The Act was signed into law in 1990 and applies to all employers with 15 or more employees and government jobs. 

The California Fair Employment and Housing Act 

The California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) goes beyond federal protections against discrimination. Under FEHA, it is illegal to discriminate against someone in the workplace based on their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or pregnancy status. An attorney can assist you in filing a discrimination claim under FEHA in California. 

The California Labor Code 

The California Labor Code prohibits retaliation against an employee who has made a complaint of harassment or discrimination against their employer. In addition, the Code requires that men and women receive equal pay for equal work, similar to the federal laws found in the Equal Pay Act. 

Types of Cases We Take 

At King & Siegel LLP, we take on all different kinds of discrimination cases. Some of the most common cases that we take on include: 

  • Age discrimination, 
  • Racial discrimination, 
  • Pregnancy discrimination
  • Religious discrimination, 
  • Sexual orientation discrimination,
  • Disability discrimination, and 
  • Gender discrimination cases. 

If you choose King & Siegel LLP to represent you, we promise to advocate on your behalf and help you hold your employer accountable for their unlawful conduct. 

Our Employment Discrimination Attorneys at King & Siegel LLP Are Here for You 

At King & Siegel LLP, we understand how employment discrimination can lead to missed career opportunities, mental distress, and financial uncertainty. Our lawyers are here to guide you through the legal process of filing a discrimination claim against your employer. We are aware of how intimidating the experience of filing a claim against your employer can be, and we are here to help you navigate this process. We can help make sure that you follow all the necessary steps, which will help ensure that your claim is successful. We can help you state your case, prove your case, and maximize the amount of compensation that you receive. 

Because we know how expensive litigation can be, we work on a contingent basis. This means that you only have to pay us once we win your case and you get your settlement money. If we don’t win, you don’t have to worry about paying our legal fees. In addition, we offer free consultations to all of our potential clients. To reach out to our office, you can contact us online or by phone. 

Our employment discrimination lawyers in Santa Clara also the following cases:
Sexual harassment

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