San Francisco Workplace Discrimination Lawyers
Welcome to Miracle Mile Group San Francisco. We’re a group of San Francisco Workplace Discrimination lawyers fighting for employee rights in the workplace. Relentless representation for San Francisco workers who are denied employment opportunities based on discrimination.
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 San Francisco Workplace Discrimination Lawyers
San Francisco is one of the country’s most attractive locations. If you have the work skills, experience, and ingenuity; you should be able to find work in this great city. It’s one thing to lose out on being hired because another job applicant is more qualified. It’s another to be denied a job, an advancement, or to be fired because of your personal identity characteristics instead of your qualifications.
At Miracle Mile Law Group, our San Francisco employment lawyers have helped many workers assert their employment rights in federal and state courts. We have a strong record of success filing claims to ensure workers are considered based on their merit. We hold employers financially responsible for adversely affecting a worker’s ability to work or firing a worker based on their race, gender, advanced age, disability, and other identity factors.
We seek compensation for your lost income and employee benefits. In addition, we seek statutory damages and legal fees when employers violate your right. We demand that employees be reinstated if they were discharged improperly.
Frequently asked questions regarding workplace discrimination in San Francisco
- What types of discrimination give employees and applicants the right to file employment discrimination claims in San Francisco?
- What federal and state laws can help me obtain justice for employment discrimination?
- What damages am I entitled to in San Francisco when employment discrimination occurs?
What types of discrimination give employees and applicants the right to file employee discrimination claims in San Francisco?
At Miracle Mile Law Group, we advocate for employees who are discriminated against based on their:
- National origin
- Advanced age – 40 years old or older
- Religious views
- Disability – physical or emotional
- Marital status
- Gender, gender identity/expression, and sexual orientation
- Military position
- Other identity factors
What federal and state laws can help me obtain justice for employment discrimination?
Our San Francisco employment lawyers understand that federal and California employment discrimination laws. Most employment discrimination claims are filed with a federal or state agency before you can file your claim in court.
The federal agency that hears federal employment discrimination claims is the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The state agency that hears California employment discrimination claims is the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (CDFEH). Employees normally must obtain a “right to sue” letter from the agency before a claim can be filed in court. Generally, the agencies have to power to conduct investigations about employment discrimination. If your case cannot be resolved through the agency, the agency then should give you the “right to sue” letter.
At Miracle Mile Law Group, we assert your employment rights based on the following laws, among others:
- The Civil Rights Act of 1964, Titles VI and VII. Employees who are discriminated against based on their race, country of national origin, religion, or color can file a claim:
- If the work affects interstate commerce.
- The employer has 15 or more employees who work every day of the workweek for at least 20 calendar weeks in the prior year.
- If the employer is generally not the US government or other government agencies or entities.
The Civil Rights Act forbids discrimination in hiring, employment opportunities, pay, termination, and by “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 Civil Rights Act of 1964 has specific requirements, remedies, and exceptions that our San Francisco workplace discrimination lawyers understand.
- The Equal Pay Act of 1963. This federal law provides that covered employers cannot discriminate “between employees on the basis of sex by paying wages to employees in such establishment at a rate less than the rate at which he pays wages to employees of the opposite sex in such establishment – for equal work on jobs the performance of which requires equal skill, effort, and responsibility, and which are performed under similar working conditions.”
Exceptions to the law include differential pay based on a merit system, seniority, non-sex-based factors, and pay based on the quality or quantity of production.
- The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA). This is a federal law that provides protections for workers who are 40 and older. Many older workers do have difficulty finding and keeping their jobs because San Francisco and other employers prefer younger workers who may be willing to work for lower pay and particularly in San Francisco have the latest technical skills.
- The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This federal law protects employees with disabilities when employers with 15 or more employees discriminate. Generally, the law requires that San Francisco and other employers must provide disabled employees with “reasonable accommodations” so the disabled worker can do his/her job. The ADA also protects workers who help disabled workers assert their rights.
- Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 503). This law requires that contractors and subcontractors who work on federal jobs use affirmative action to hire people with disabilities.
- The California Fair Employment and Housing Act. (CFEHA). California has its own employment discrimination law that protects not only employees but independent contractors – against employment discrimination and sexual harassment based on a person’s background. Like the ADA, this state law has a “reasonable accommodation” requirement.
What damages am I entitled to in San Francisco when employment discrimination occurs?
Our San Francisco employment discrimination attorneys demand that employers pay or provide the following when you have suffered workplace discrimination:
- Job reinstatement
- Full consideration for a new job based on your qualifications
- A promotion – if you would have been promoted if the workplace discrimination hadn’t happened
- All lost income and benefits
- Legal fees
- Any statutory damages
- Punitive damages if permitted
We also demand that San Francisco employers who discriminate create policies to ensure future discrimination does not occur and any new complaints of discrimination are fairly reviewed.
Talk to an experienced San Francisco workplace discrimination lawyer now
You deserve to be treated fairly by your San Francisco employer. Finding a job and keeping a job are difficult enough without an employer judging you on your appearance or background.
At Miracle Law Group, we understand the legal, business, practical, and personal issue involved with employment discrimination. To assert your San Francisco workplace discrimination rights, call us at (888) 244-0706 or contact us for a FREE case evaluation.