Fair Employment and Housing Act Claims
The Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) prohibits discrimination and harassment in employment. It also prohibits harassment or retaliation for protesting discrimination. For cases that involve discrimination, FEHA requires that all administrative options be thoroughly explored before legal action can be taken. Legal action can only be taken once the Department of FEHA has issued a Notice of Right to Sue.
If you are facing discrimination or harassment at your workplace, please contact The Cochran Firm online or call our employment law attorneys at (800) 843-3476 to schedule a free consultation today.
Types of Discrimination
Under FEHA, it is illegal to discriminate against anyone based on:
- Disability (mental and physical)
- Filing of Family and Medical Care Leave
- Genetic Information
- Gender, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression
- Marital Status
- Medical Condition
- Military and Veteran Status
- National Origin
- Pregnancy or breastfeeding
- Religious Creed
- Sexual Orientation
If you believe you have suffered discrimination, been wrongfully terminated, or otherwise been mistreated based on one of these factors, the experienced employment law attorneys at The Cochran Firm can assess your claim free of charge to help you determine the best course of action.
FEHA vs. EEOC
FEHA is a state-specific act that prohibits discrimination of any kind and puts in place detailed steps that must be followed before legal action can be taken. EEOC, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, is a federal agency that investigates claims of employment discrimination and provides recourse for employees who have been mistreated.
The best way to learn which of these organizations, if either, to involve in your case is with the help of a dedicated employment law attorney.
If you have been mistreated or discriminated against at your workplace, please contact our knowledgeable employment law attorneys today. We maintain offices throughout the United States, allowing us to serve the unique needs of workers in each jurisdiction.