Workplace Discrimination

Discrimination in the workplace can take many forms and negatively affects everyone. The law firm of Avila & Shaddow, in Woodland Hills (the Los Angeles area) represents those who need sound legal advice and guidance to protect and secure their rights, whether informally through an employer's internal grievance process and/or human resource department, or as a claimant or litigant in the administrative and judicial process respectively.

California law protects individuals from illegal discrimination in employment based on the following:

  • Age (40 and over)
  • Ancestry
  • Color
  • Creed
  • Denial of family and medical care leave
  • Denial of pregnancy disability leave or reasonable accommodation
  • Disability (mental and physical), including HIV and AIDS
  • Marital status
  • Medical condition (cancer and genetic characteristics)
  • National origin
  • Race
  • Religion
  • Sex
  • Sexual orientation and preference

You have the right to be free from discrimination in the workplace, which is based on any of these protected characteristics, and to receive compensation for any damages such unlawful conduct causes you. Front pay, back pay, promotion, reinstatement, cease and desist orders, damages for emotional distress, punitive damages, and attorney's fees are some of the remedies available to victims of discrimination.

Woodland Hills Employment Discrimination Attorneys

Avila & Shaddow's lawyers are experienced attorneys who are well-versed in discrimination law. We understand that discrimination is a humiliating experience that can cause the loss of respect, privacy, self-esteem, quality personal and family time, upward mobility or future within a company, and income. If you feel you are the victim of unfair treatment due to discrimination, contact Avila & Shaddow to discuss the details of your case.

If we accept your case, our team of lawyers will prepare and steer you away from the litigation minefields that your employer's attorneys will set. Our assertive litigation style, mastery of the law, reputation and success often results in pretrial settlements that are financially and emotionally beneficial to you. Should pretrial settlement be an impractical alternative, we will be equally vigilant in preparing for and trying your case. Make us a part of your litigation team.

This firm is "AV" rated by Martindale-Hubbell.*

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.