It is unlawful for an employer to take certain actions against an employee because of the employee’s membership in a “protected class.”
Under federal and California law, race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, and disability all constitute “protected classes.” Additionally, California recognizes ancestry, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression, and gender identity as “protected classes.”
The attorneys at The Castañón Law Group have years of experience handling employment discrimination claims. We can assist employers in distinguishing between illegal employment discrimination and non-discriminatory employment actions. Contact us today for your consultation.