WHAT IS DISCRIMINATION?
In California, discrimination is defined as unfair treatment by an employer because of the employee’s membership in a protected group. Discrimination is a violation of public policy of both the state and nation. Public policy protects specific groups distinguished by:
- Sexual orientation
- Marital status
- Genetic details
Public policy also protects whistleblowers from discrimination. Employers cannot alter the terms of employment or terminate the employee’s position within the company based on a reason that goes against public policy. For example, an employee’s workload cannot be increased and an employee cannot be terminated because of religion, race or any other protected characteristic. If you are the victim of Data Privacy law, speak with our Fresno employment lawyers at once. We have more than 40 years of combined experience that can be put to work for you. Schedule a free consultation today to begin discussing what can be done in your situation.