Discrimination

Discrimination Attorneys in San Diego

Are You Enduring Workplace Discrimination?

Being mistreated at work is never a comfortable feeling, and employment law makes many types of mistreatment in the workplace legally actionable offenses. Being targeted for wrongful treatment as a member of a protected class, however, can feel even more overwhelming. Unfortunately, certain prejudices against people have lingered in society and made their way into places of work.

Workplace discrimination is unlawful on the basis of the following:

If you believe you were subjected to workplace mistreatment based on these or another reason, reach out to a discrimination attorney in San Diego like ours at Haeggquist & Eck, LLP. We treat all clients with the dignity, respect, and compassion they deserve as they pursue their fight for compensation from an employer who unlawfully wronged them.

Contact Haeggquist & Eck, LLP online or call us (619) 468-5222 today to talk to us about your situation. We offer free case evaluations so you can better understand how we can help you pursue a case.

Common Examples of Workplace Discrimination

Sometimes instances of workplace discrimination are discrete and glaring – other times, however, they can be less noticeable. Regardless of how obvious they are, or whether or not the discrimination was intentional, you may be able to hold a responsible party liable.

Common instances of workplace discrimination look like the following:

  • Refusal to hire or promote people that belong to a protected class
  • Implementing policies that would only or disproportionately affect people belonging to a certain class
  • Allowing instances of workplace discrimination or harassment due to a person’s status as a protected class citizen
  • Failing to accommodate for disability or religious needs

What Remedies Can I Receive If I File a Workplace Discrimination Claim?

Remedies for a victim of discrimination can vary depending on the case, such as the extent of the discrimination suffered and the extent of the harm caused to the employee.

Employees who have suffered unlawful discrimination in the workplace may be able to recover damages that include:

  • Employee backpay
  • Future lost wages
  • Reinstatement of position
  • Out-of-pocket expenses
  • Employee's attorney fees
  • Emotional distress damages
  • Punitive damages in egregious or malicious cases

In addition to monetary damages, the employer may be required to make changes to their workplace policies and procedures.

We Can Fight for You

Contact one of our discrimination lawyers at Haeggquist & Eck, LLP to learn more about filing a discrimination claim against your employer, and about pursuing damages. We can review the details of your case and answer questions you may have about your case.

If you believe you’ve been discriminated against at work, contact us today for help.