Oakland Workplace Discrimination Lawyers

Tough representation for Oakland employees when employers discriminate based on race, gender, national origin, disability, and other identity factors.


This is personal for us. We know the difference between right and wrong and have based our entire careers on reminding others of that distinction.


Highly respected Oakland Workplace Discrimination Lawyers

Oakland is one of the more diverse cities in California and in the country. It’s also a leading trade and cultural center. The city’s vibrancy does not make it immune to discrimination though. Workers who are applying for work in any field – education, tourism, health care, professional services, or blue-collar work – have the right to expect that they will be judged based on their education and experience – not on how they look or what identity characteristics they have.


At Miracle Mile Law Group, our Oakland employment lawyers are respected by former clients, employers, and defense lawyers for our preparation, persistence, and strong record of settlements and verdicts. We have the experience and resources to try discrimination before federal and state agencies and in federal and state courts.


Our lawyers assert your right to be free from discrimination in hiring, termination, promotions, and opportunities to become a better employee. We represent workers who are discriminated against based on their race, national origin, gender, sexual preference, sexual identity, disability, age, pregnancy status, and other identity factors. We demand job reinstatement, full financial compensation, and other remedies.

Frequently asked questions about workplace discrimintion in Oakland

  • What conduct is considered discrimination in Oakland?
  • What laws govern employment discrimination in Oakland?
  • What is the value of my Oakland employment discrimination claim?

What conduct is considered discrimination in Oakland?

At Miracle Mile Law Group, our Oakland workplace discrimination lawyers understand the unique challenges involved with fighting for employees who suffer workplace discrimination due to their:

  • Race
  • Country of origin
  • Color
  • Gender, sexual orientation, or sexual preference
  • Age – 40 years old or older
  • Marital status
  • A disability
  • Genetics
  • Their religion
  • Pregnancy
  • Military status
  • Other identity characteristics

What laws govern employment discrimination in Oakland?


We understand the federal and California laws that protect employees from workplace discrimination. We file the claims in the correct agencies (they hear your claims first) and the correct courts. The federal agency that investigates federal workplace discrimination is the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).  The corresponding state agency is the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (CDFEH). 


These agencies try to resolve disputes. When disputes can’t be resolved, the agencies should give you a “right to sue” letter. Once you reserve this letter (we’ll help you obtain the letter), your claim can be heard in a federal district court or a California state court.


Some of federal and state employment discrimination laws are:

  • The Civil Rights Act of 1964, Titles VI and VII. This federal law:
    • Protects employees who are discriminated against based on their race, country of national origin, religion, or color. The Act forbids discrimination in:
      • Hiring, employment opportunities, pay, firing, and “limiting, segregating, or classifying employees or applicants – in a way that would adversely affect the worker of any employment opportunities or his/status as an employee.”
  • The law applies:
    • For employers who work in interstate commerce (many employers qualify)
    • There are 15 or more employees who work each workday – for at least 20 calendar weeks in the prior year.
    • The employer is covered by the statute – generally no governmental Us agencies or entities.
  • Our Oakland workplace discrimination lawyers understand the remedies that apply to your claim. 
  • The Equal Pay Act of 1963This federal law protects workers by ensuring that, with limited exceptions, employers must pay employees the same wages they pay workers of the opposite sex – if the job requires the same skill, effort, and responsibility – under similar working conditions. Some of the limitations include work that is paid based on seniority, a merit system, non-sex-based factors – or if the income is also based on the quantity and/or quality of production.


  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA). This federal law protects employees who are 40 or older. Many employers wrongfully fire older workers in order to replace them with younger workers who are willing to work for less money and/or fewer benefits. The law helps compensate these older workers who often find it hard to obtain new work once they turn 40 years of age.


  • The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  This federal law applies when Oakland employers have 15 or more employees. Under this federal statute, Oakland employers must provide disabled workers “reasonable accommodations” so they can do their job. The law also protects people who help disabled workers assert their rights from employer retaliation.



  • The California Fair Employment and Housing Act. (CFEHA). At Miracle Mile Law Group, our Oakland workplace discrimination lawyers file CFEHA claims when Oakland employers fail to protect and honor an employee’s rights. This law protects independent contractors – not just employees – from workplace discrimination and sexual harassment based on a person’s background. This law also has a “reasonable accommodation” requirement.

What is the value of my Oakland employment discrimination claim?

It’s unconscionable to be denied a chance at a job or to suffer adverse employment consequences because an Oakland employer discriminated against you. At Miracle Mile Law Group, we demand full compensation for employment discrimination including


  • Job reinstatement
  • Lost income and benefit compensation
  • Fair consideration for a new job
  • Fair consideration for a promotion or other job opportunities
  • Legal fees
  • Any statutory damages that may apply
  • Any punitive damages that may apply


We also demand that your employer institute remedies and procedures stop future employment discrimination and provide prompt and fair redress for any complaints.

Contact our respected Oakland workplace discrimination lawyers today


Employees have the right to be judged on the contributions they can or already make to a company. At Miracle Mile Law Group, we understand when employers cross the line by considering who you are instead of how you make a difference. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against at work or while trying to find work, call us at (888) 244-0706 or contact us for a FREE case evaluation.