All You Need to Know About Discrimination Laws in California
If you start listing reasons behind human discrimination across the world, you will get varied reasons and grounds such as religious beliefs, sexual orientation, color, origin, who they love, or even how they are; there is a very loud cry of people who are discriminated because they are crippled. If you have witnessed any of this, just know this is what is termed as discrimination, and it is prevalent among employers and other public institutions. You religious beliefs, sexual orientation, gender identity or whatever makes you, should not be used as basis of your discrimination. You should enjoy your full rights whether you are Christian or Islam, and so on.
You should start by knowing the kinds of discriminations which are contrary to the state law in California. First, according the California fair employment act, employer should not discriminate you against color, national origin, ancestry religious creed, marital status, age, or even military veteran status. Now you know; if you see that an employer is discriminating you on any of these grounds, then you have all the rights to sue him to the right agency or to the court of law for justice to take its course. Considering that the California law addresses “English only” policies, you have ample freedom to use any language as long as it does not contravene with the business necessity. Still on the same note, as the employee, you have the right to be notified in case there are any language restrictions and the repercussions that come with the same language restriction.
Due to the rise of issues related to the discrimination all over California, there are human rights organization which have come up to document and expose abuses that are based on one’s sexual orientation as well as gender equality. The discrimination cases include discrimination in housing, health, denial of family rights and recognition, domestic violence, discrimination at the workplace and much more. These are the organizations with the common goal of advocating policies and laws that will see full restoration of human dignity and recognition. They believe that it is possible to have a world where people can enjoy their rights fully.
Because law is complex, it is wise if you know when to engage an experienced attorney in your claims and when to take your lawsuit before the court of law. To start with, if your claim is satisfactorily resolved by the administrative agency, it is not compulsory for you to hire a lawyer for the pursuit of your claims. On the contrary, if your case is not successfully resolved by the DFEH or EEOC, it is good if you get a reputable attorney to pursue your claims before the court of law.