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Under what bases are employees protected under State or Federal law?

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State and Federal law prohibits harassment and discrimination in employment because of the following categories:

• Age
• Civil union/domestic partners
• Citizenship
• Disability/handicap (physical or mental)
• Family status
• Gender identity
• Genetic information
• Marital status
• National origin/ancestry
• Pregnancy
• Protected complaints/activity
• Protected leave
• Race/color
• Religion/creed
• Sex/gender
• Sexual orientation
• Veteran status/military status

The Law Offices of Payab & Associates is a Los Angeles based law firm with more than 17 years of experience in employment cases. Our office has successfully litigated many complex disputes including wrongful termination, sexual harassment, racial discrimination, wage and labor disputes, and retaliation cases.

If you or anyone you know has been discriminated or harassed based on these protected statuses, contact the Law Offices of Payab & Associates @ (800) 401-4466 or visit http://employmentlawyersla.com/

California’s DFEH Report Highlights Discrimination Trends

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The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), California’s civil rights agency, recently submitted an annual report showing trends toward filings related to disability, race and gender-based discrimination.

In 2012, there were 19,839 employment cases filed with the DFEH. The majority of the DFEH cases were for: Disability Discrimination (13,452), Race/Color Discrimination (6,990), and Sexual Harassment (6,169).

Trending in 2014 is an expected increase in discrimination cases based on gender, gender identity and gender expression. Also trending is an expected increase in cases brought under the California Family Rights Act and Pregnancy Disability Leave laws.

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The Law Offices of Payab & Associates is a Los Angeles based law firm with more than 17 years of experience in employment cases. Our office has successfully litigated many complex disputes including wrongful termination, sexual harassment, racial discrimination, wage and labor disputes, and retaliation cases.

Are you or anyone you know been discriminated at work? Contact the Law Offices of Payab & Associates @ (800) 401-4466 or visit http://employmentlawyersla.com/ if you have any questions regarding your rights at the workplace.