Even in this day and time, it is not uncommon for California residents to receive unfair treatment just because they have differing characteristics. This is the definition of discrimination. Generally, a person is most often discriminated against because of differences in race, gender, age and even disabilities. Unfortunately, discrimination is still prevalent in the workplace and is also illegal.
A woman in another state filed a lawsuit after she was allegedly fired from her job because of her age and disabilities. The woman worked as a clerk for a dental office. According to the lawsuit, the plaintiff suffered from anxiety and depression, which sometimes affected her ability to perform her job.
Allegedly, the woman informed her supervisor of her disabilities and occasionally had to miss work due to them. The woman claims that, although she was taking her physician’s medical advice, her supervisor objected to her missing work and told the plaintiff to use vacation and leave time. The woman says she was eventually fired and replaced by a younger employee who was not disabled.
The plaintiff claims that other co-workers were also subjected to discrimination, but her employers allowed the alleged hostile work environment to continue. The lawsuit claims the defendant violated the Human Rights Act as well as other policies. The plaintiff seeks all just relief plus interest.
Fortunately, there are laws established at the federal and state levels to protect employees from things such as discrimination in the workplace. Those in California who have faced discrimination at work could benefit by consulting a legal representative. A successfully litigated lawsuit could provide a substantial monetary award to offset lost wages.