Federal and state laws prohibit discrimination in any part of the employment process such as hiring, performance ratings, non-promotion, denial of benefits, suspension, and termination. Despite these laws, however, workers still experience discrimination and harassment. If you have been subject to workplace discrimination or harassment for any reason, speak with an employment law attorney right away. We may be able to help you file a complaint against your employer for harassment. The Cartwright Law Firm, Inc. provides experienced employee representation to workers from public and private employers of all sizes. For a free consultation with a San Francisco employment discrimination and harassment attorney, please call 415-433-0444 or contact us online.

Get in Touch with our Employee Discrimination Lawyers

Discrimination and harassment can make you feel isolated at work, but with employment discrimination and harassment attorney on your side, you are not alone. We understand your state and federal rights and can represent you throughout the complaint process, including Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) hearings, as well as state or federal court.

You Have Employee Rights — We Can Protect Them

We represent workers in all types of employment discrimination and harassment claims, including:

IS YOUR COMPANY LIABLE?

Federal and state employment laws strongly emphasize the liability falls to the employers since they are responsible for their employees’ actions when discrimination and harassment happen in the workplace. They can also be held accountable for the mishandling of your complaint.

WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU ARE DISCRIMINATED AT WORK?

Make records of harassment done towards you. Our lawyers strongly advise our clients to have their records written (journal) to use it as evidence against the accused. Make sure to include the following details in your diary: 

  • Time 
  • Place
  • Date
  • Name of person and his/her position
  • Description of the harassment incident (be as detailed as possible)

Inform your supervisor or manager of your harassment. These people are responsible for your work experience. Hence, they need to attend to your concerns as soon as possible. 

Note: Be mindful of possible retaliation. If this happens, make sure to record this one too. 

File a report at your HR or the company’s management. They are obligated by the law to hold an internal investigation of the incident. 

THE RIGHT HARASSMENT ATTORNEY CAN HELP YOU STRENGTHEN YOUR CASE

One disadvantage of not having a legal representation for your case is that your employer can take advantage of you. An employer responsible for your discrimination or harassment loves it when employees don’t hire legal counsel. Don’t fall for that trap! 

You need to seek legal help to file a lawsuit. The good thing in San Francisco, we have experienced lawyers who can handle your harassment case and work hard to get the compensation you deserve. Here are the reasons why hiring a harassment attorney can benefit your harassment claim: 

  • They can help you draft your charges; 
  • They can guide you through some legal and factual complexities of your claim; and,
  • They can help you maximize the compensation you’ll receive.

The Cartwright Law Firm Inc. has settled numerous harassment-related cases in years. Thus, we advocate for a workplace free of harassment, making it safe for every employee to work.

CONTACT AN EXPERIENCED SAN FRANCISCO EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION OR HARASSMENT ATTORNEY TODAY

If you have questions about the discrimination you experienced, it is best to discuss them with a discrimination and harassment attorney. The rules governing employment harassment are complex, but we can help you see how they apply to your situation.

The Cartwright Law Firm Inc. continues to advocate for fair treatment every employee in California deserves. We have lawyers serving in the legal profession to fight for your rights. Contact us online, or 415-433-0444 in San Francisco or 707-901-3020 in the North Bay. The consultation is free!