Employment Discrimination

No one should ever be subjected to discrimination in the workplace. Yet, even in this day and age, we continue to see employers discriminating against and/or harassing their employees. Sometimes, this occurs overtly. More often than not, it occurs subtly.

The law does not allow employers to discriminate against people because of certain "protected" categories. These categories include: race, age, sex, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, marital status, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender. In San Francisco, employers are also not allowed to discriminate based on height or weight.

Discrimination is often shown by statements and/or conduct, such as the denial of a job, wrongful termination of employment, or another adverse change in the terms or conditions of employment. Employers, however, are generally allowed to discriminate against people on the basis of categories other than the protected categories identified above. If, for example, your employer does not like you based on a category that is not protected by law (e.g. you do not like strawberry ice cream), he or she can fire you or not hire you for that reason. The critical question you need to ask yourself is, "why was I fired or not hired?" The motive is what matters.

If you believe you have been the victim of discrimination, please complete the online questionnaire here. If you have suffered retaliation or lost your job because you sought to protect your rights, SOHN LEGAL GROUP is prepared to file a lawsuit, if necessary, to get you the justice you deserve.