Employee Discrimination

Certain types of employee discrimination are against federal law. These laws apply to businesses in the private sector with 15 or more employees and to state and local governments. A Los Angeles discrimination Lawyer  can tell you more about discrimination laws and how they might apply to your situation.


Following are just a few of the federal laws that prohibit discrimination.


The Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination against individuals because of their race, color, religion, sex or national origin. This statute also makes it illegal to establish practices that result in discrimination against individuals. For example, a policy that English is the only language that can be spoken in the workplace may violate this statute unless the employer can prove that it is necessary for conducting business.


The Equal Pay Act of 1963 makes it illegal for a company to pay a member of the opposite sex a higher wage if they are doing substantially equal work and have equal responsibility. It also makes it illegal to pay a lower wage to a member of the opposite sex when filling vacant positions.


Title I and Title V of the Americans with Disabilities Act make it illegal to discriminate against individuals with mental or physical disabilities. This Act does not apply to individual’s whose disability is expected to last six months or less, or to those that are unable to perform the essential functions of the job. The employer is required to provide reasonable accommodations unless the accommodations will cause an undue hardship on the business.


The Civil Rights Act of 1991 provides remedies including monetary damages for intentional employment discrimination. The employer may also be required to pay court costs, expert witness fees and attorney’s fees.


There are many federal and state discrimination laws to protect employees. If you feel that you have been discriminated against, contact a Federal Employee Lawyer or a mspb Lawyer. The Alden Law Group is a nationally recognized employment law firm who will fight aggressively for your rights.