California law prohibits employers from discriminating against potential hires or employees on the basis of their gender identity. If you’ve faced workplace discrimination due to your transgender identity, you might be feeling frustrated, alone, and unsure of how to move forward with your career.
Fortunately, an employment discrimination attorney from Domb & Rauchwerger can help you take legal action against your employer for their unlawful behavior and practices. A California transgender discrimination lawyer can provide compassionate legal counsel and fight for the remedies you need to put this difficult experience behind you.
Qualifying for a Transgender Discrimination Claim in California
If you feel you’re being treated unfairly at work, it doesn’t necessarily mean you’re eligible to file a discrimination claim. To qualify for a discrimination claim, your employer must have taken an adverse action against you because you belong to a protected category. In the case of a transgender discrimination claim, your gender identity would be the protected category in question.
An adverse action is any action that has a negative effect on the conditions, circumstances, or privileges of your job. An example of an adverse action motivated by your gender identity would be if your boss fired you only after learning about your plan to undergo a gender affirmation surgery.
That said, there are many other forms of unlawfully motivated adverse actions that may warrant a legal claim. A transgender discrimination lawyer from California can help you take action against your employer if you’ve faced any of the following adverse actions due to your gender identity:
- Terminating your employment
- Taking away your benefits
- Not promoting even though you are qualified for a promotion
- Lowering your pay
- Issuing an unfair negative performance review
- Verbally abusing you
- Disparaging you in a public forum
- Taking away job responsibilities
For a free legal consultation with a transgender discriminations lawyer serving California, call 213-537-9225
How a California Transgender Discrimination Attorney Can Help You Take Action
California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) protects workers like yourself from discrimination based on a number of protected characteristics, including your gender identity. If you’ve faced adverse workplace actions based on your transgender identity, our California transgender discrimination lawyers can take the following actions on your behalf:
Collect Evidence and Prove Your Case
The first thing your attorney will do is gather evidence and build a strong case on your behalf. They’ll collect relevant emails, documents, memos, statements from coworkers, and your personal testimony. Using the evidence they gather, they’ll attempt to establish that your employer was aware of your protected category at the time of the adverse action.
Our California transgender discrimination attorneys will also work hard to prove that the adverse action your employer took against you was directly motivated by your gender identity. Once they’ve built a compelling case, they’ll help you file a claim and pursue the financial remedies you’re owed.
File a Claim
Once your lawyer has the evidence they need to prove that you were discriminated against, they can file a charge with either the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or the California Civil Rights Department.
Our firm highly advises against filing a charge with a government agency without the help of an experienced attorney. Doing so could cause you to make a mistake on your claim that costs you the money you are owed. Our lawyers have years of experience filing such charges and can ensure that yours is filed properly and in compliance with relevant laws.
Fight for Compensation
Whether we seek remedies through mediation or litigation, our team will fight for the compensation you need to replace the financial losses that you incurred due to the discrimination you experienced. If our lawyers obtain the results you deserve, you could benefit from a number of different remedies including, but not limited to, the following:
- The employer must cease all discriminatory adverse actions and institute a plan to prevent future discrimination
- Wages you would have earned if you hadn’t been fired
- Replacement of out-of-pocket costs incurred during your job search
- Compensation for emotional distress and anguish caused by the discrimination you experienced
- Attorneys’ fees
- Court costs
- Punitive damages, if appropriate
Whether you’ve been fired, demoted, or suffered another unwanted outcome due to gender-identity discrimination, the above-mentioned remedies can help you pursue a more just, financially stable, and mentally healthy future.
California Transgender Discriminations Lawyer Near Me 213-537-9225
Why Working With Our Firm Is the Smartest Choice for Your Case
Attorneys Zack Domb and Devin Rauchwerger were once partners at one of the largest employment defense firms, representing Fortune 500 employers from employment discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims. Before they decided to fight on behalf of workers, they learned a great deal about the tactics lawyers use to defend employers.
As a result, Domb & Rauchwerger can use their unique and invaluable experience to collaborate on your case and combat your employer’s legal defense team, no matter how large and well-funded they are. When your case has concluded, it’s highly likely that our firm will have obtained the results you need to move forward with your career.
Schedule a Free Consultation With a Transgender Discrimination Attorney From California
No one should have to face discrimination based on their gender identity. If you’ve been fired, demoted, or faced with another adverse action because of your transgender identity, you deserve to hold your employer responsible for the immoral and unlawful actions they’ve taken against you.
To get the highly experienced and committed legal representation you need to fight back against gender identity discrimination and get the financial remedies you need to recover from the mistreatment you’ve experienced, contact Domb & Ruachwerger and schedule a free consultation with a California transgender discrimination lawyer.