Marital Status Discrimination and Harassment

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All employees in California are protected under California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), regarding unlawful discrimination based on marital status. The FEHA provides greater remedies and protection to an employee who has been the victim of marital status discrimination and harassment in the workplace.

If you have been wrongfully terminated, demoted, harassed or discriminated against because of your marital status, you must speak with a marital status discrimination and harassment attorney from The Nourmand Law Firm right away. We will evaluate your case and aggressively fight for your rights in court so that you can get the compensation you deserve.

Types of Marital Status Discrimination

Under California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act, an employer cannot refuse to hire an employee, or discriminate in compensation or terms based solely on the employee’s marital status. An employee cannot be treated differently because of his or her marital status at the time of the job interview, and during their term. It is unlawful for any employer to discriminate against an applicant because he or she is married, widowed, divorced, unmarried with a same–sex or opposite–sex partner, or single.

At the time of the job interview, the applicant cannot be asked questions about their marital status or family orientation. If an employer is asking these types of questions during the application and interview process, they are breaking the law.

Other types of marital status discrimination include:

  • Refusal to select the employee for a training program
  • Discriminating in terms of employment
  • Discriminating condition or privileges of employment
  • Harassing an employee because of protected characteristics
  • Retaliating against an employee for opposing a practice that an employee feels is in violation of the law or for filing a complaint or testifying in proceedings
  • Reduction in pay
  • Demotion, transfer or unfavorable job assignment
  • Denying promotion or advancement
  • Failure to interview or hire

Whether you’re single or married, your employer has no right to take any type of adverse action against you because of your marital status. If you have been the victim of marital status discrimination, you have the right to pursue litigation against your employer. An experienced marital status discrimination attorney from The Nourmand Law Firm will evaluate your case and help protect your rights in court.

Recovery from Marital Status Discrimination and Harassment

Only a qualified and experienced marital status discrimination and harassment attorney can help to recover damages so that you can get the compensation you deserve. If you believe you have been the target of marital status discrimination and harassment, you may be able to recover for the following types of damages:

  • Back pay
  • Front pay
  • Reinstatement
  • Attorney’s fees
  • Court costs
  • Compensatory damages for emotional pain and suffering
  • Punitive damages to punish the employer

If you believe you are the victim of marital status discrimination, get in touch with a marital status discrimination attorney from The Nourmand Law Firm today. We will evaluate your case and aggressively fight for your rights in court so that you can get the compensation you deserve.

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