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Discrimination Attorney San Jose

If your employer has discriminated against you, it puts you in a precarious position, but you do have legal recourse that you should avail yourself of. The path forward, however, is likely to be extremely challenging.  Because your rights as an employee are important, you need the professional legal counsel of an experienced discrimination attorney in San Jose on your side. 

Your Discrimination Attorney’s Role

California has important laws on the books that are intended to protect the rights of employees like you. Discrimination law, in other words, deals with important employment matters, and your discrimination attorney will take on all the following critical tasks in the protection of your rights:

  • Building your strongest claim by gathering evidence and conducting interviews with witnesses
  • Filing your claim with the involved insurance company 
  • Negotiating with your employer for a just settlement that fairly addresses the discrimination you’ve experienced 
  • Preparing to file your case with the court and proceeding to trial if the insurance company representing your employer fails to negotiate fairly.

The Primary Component of Discrimination Law

the primary component of discrimination law in California is that employees and job applicants who have what are known as protected characteristics (or who are part of protected classes) cannot be discriminated against because of these characteristics (or because of those classes). These protected characteristics and classes include:

  • Sex (including discrimination for pregnancy or for any related medical condition)
  • Gender, gender identity, or gender expression
  • Age (if over the age of 40)
  • Sexual orientation
  • Marital status
  • Race
  • Religion
  • Skin color
  • National origin
  • Physical and/or mental disability
  • Health status and/or genetic information  
  • Military or veteran status

The Value of Your Discrimination Claim

Your discrimination claim will be unique to the matter and circumstances at hand, and its value will be determined by wide-ranging factors. Those losses (or legal damages) you can seek, however, include all the following:

  • Any lost wages, benefits, and/or bonuses you experience
  • The pain and suffering you were forced to endure as a result of the discrimination
  • Punitive damages (that are intended to punish your employer) – in those exceptionally serious cases in which the employer acted with malice, fraud, or oppression
  • Attorney fees (for those cases that go to trial and prevail)

It’s Time to Consult with an Experienced Discrimination Attorney in San Jose

If you’ve been harmed by discrimination on the job, the seasoned discrimination law attorneys at Bogaards Law have the experience, drive, and legal skill to help guide your case toward a favorable resolution that upholds your rights as an employee and works for you. To learn more about how we can help, please don’t put off contacting us for a free consultation today.

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