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Wrongful Termination for Reporting Harassment and Discrimination

The law takes workplace harassment and discrimination very seriously. Employee protective laws are especially strong in the state of California. Los Angeles workers have the right to a workplace that’s free from harassment, discrimination, and other conditions that make the working environment hostile or non-conducive to work. Should you utilize your right to report workplace harassment or discrimination, only to lose your job in an act of employer retaliation, talk to an attorney right away. A Los Angeles Wrongful termination attorney at The Law Office of Omid Nosrati can come to your aid and fight for restitution.

How Attorneys at The Law Office of Omid Nosrati Can Help

It’s never okay for an employer to fire you for reporting harassment, discrimination, fraud, safety violations, or criminal activities in the workplace. Reporting a problem is your right as a worker in California. Retaliation in any shape or form could make you eligible for damage recovery. With help from our experienced attorneys, you can maximize your chances of a successful suit against your employer. We’ll work with you every step of the way, keeping you updated on the status of your case and working hard to reach a successful resolution as quickly as possible. Get more information about your individual situation during a free consultation with Mr. Nosrati or one of his team members. Call (310) 553-5630 to schedule yours in Los Angeles.

When to Report Harassment and Discrimination in Los Angeles

An understanding of when and why you can report harassment/discrimination in your workplace can help you identify wrongful termination and other forms of unlawful retaliation. In Los Angeles, it is within every employee’s right to report harassment to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or other organization at any time, and for any reason. There is no law against filing a complaint, even if there are no grounds to do so.

If you believe you or a coworker is the victim of harassment or discrimination, you can and should file a complaint without fear of retaliation. Examples of harassment and discrimination include:

  • Any unwelcome conduct or discrimination based on a protected class, such as race, color, religion, gender, sex, age, or disability.
  • Any time enduring offensive conduct becomes a condition of employment.
  • If the conduct is severe enough to create a hostile, intimidating, offensive or abusive work environment.
  • Offensive or discriminatory jokes, comments, pictures, threats, insults, and other conduct that interferes with work performance.
  • Adverse employment actions after becoming pregnant.
  • Excluding job applicants because of a protected class.
  • Denying an employee reasonable accommodation for a disability.
  • Discriminating against certain employees during promotions, pay raises, or job layoffs. 

If you suspect discrimination or harassment, first talk to your employer to see if he or she can resolve the issue without external involvement. File an official complaint with your human resources department. If the issue persists, file a claim with the EEOC. The EEOC will investigate your claim and issue an official citation if it finds evidence of harassment or discrimination in the workplace. After you complain about these issues in the workplace, subsequent job termination could be retaliation. It’s important to retain an employment attorney in Los Angeles as soon as you lose your job after reporting your employer.