Elk Grove Employment Discrimination Attorney

Find the right Employment Discrimination attorney in Elk Grove, CA

Both California and the federal government have passed laws that prohibiting discrimination on the basis of certain protected characteristics. Under state and Federal law, both private and public employers in Elk Grove can be found liable for discrimination, depending on what type of trait originally prompted the discrimination.

How Does Employment Discrimination Occur?

Employment discrimination occurs when an employer treats you wrongly because of your membership in a legally protected class. Traits that employers can not use to evaluate you include race, national origin, gender, religion and familial status. The plaintiff must prove that their employer intended to treat them unfairly because of their protected status in order to succeed on a discrimination claim in Elk Grove, California.

How can Employment Discrimination be Proven in California?

This is shown upon finding a prior history of similar treatment of members of the same class, or upon testimony regarding the employer's statements that a reasonable person would understand to be biased. Furthermore, employers who fire someone or retaliate against them for bringing a discrimination lawsuit are clearly in violation of the law.

Employment discrimination claims have complicated filing procedures, because they involve pursuing the claim with particular agencies. An Elk Grove, California attorney can help you file on time, as well as pursue any further remedies that may be available to you while your case is pending.

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Life in Elk Grove

Elk Grove, California is a city in Sacramento County, located just south of Sacramento, the state capital. It currently has a population of about 153,000 people.

Elk Grove was founded in 1850, as a stage coach stop, around which the town initially developed.

Modernly, Elk Grove is generally considered a bedroom community of Sacramento. This means that it is mostly residential, with its residents commuting to Sacramento for their jobs. Because it is the capital of the largest state in the country, many state employees, in a wide range of industries, work in Sacramento, but live in Elk Grove. The State of California employs a large number of Elk Grove, California attorneys, who perform a wide variety of functions.

Of course, many Elk Grove attorneys also work in private practice. So, the residents of Elk Grove, California who need a lawyer will almost certainly be able to find a capable attorney who has experience in the relevant area of law.

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