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It is illegal for employers in California to discriminate against you because of your marital status. If you or a loved one need a marital status discrimination attorney in Los Angeles, you can count in the Azadian Law Group, PC to have your back. We believe that everyone deserves the right to a discrimination-free workplace, and we will work to vigorously defend those rights. Let our team investigate your case so we can get to the bottom of what happened and secure the compensation you deserve.

What does marital status discrimination look like?

We want you to know that federal law does not prohibit discrimination against a person based on their marital status. However, many state laws offer protections to workers from being discriminated against due to their marital status, including our state under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA).

Marital status discrimination takes many forms and is based on whether someone is, or is not:

  • Single
  • Married
  • Divorces
  • Widowed
  • Separated
  • With a domestic partner (regardless of sex)

This type of discrimination can show up in various ways. Some of them are obvious, but more often than not, this type of discrimination is not easily noticeable.

  • Withholding training form an employee
  • Hiring decisions
  • Refusing to interview
  • Harassment or abuse
  • Lower wages
  • Transfers
  • Demotions
  • Job assignments
  • Withholding promotions

We know that it is discouraging that federal law does not protect people from workplace marital discrimination. However, this type of discrimination is often intertwined with other types of discrimination that is prohibited under federal and state law, including discrimination based on a person’s equal pay and compensation, sex, or pregnancy status. In many cases, these cases arise in the midst of sexual harassment or abuse cases.

Same-sex marriage issues

Same-sex marriage was legalized in California in 2008 and across the US in 2015. Employment discrimination based on a person’s same-sex marriage status is illegal under the FEHA. Members of the LGBTQ community are protected under California employment laws in the same way anyone else is protected.

We are ready to get to work on your behalf

If you or a loved one have been treated differently in any aspect of employment due to your marital status, you should seek legal assistance. Under no circumstances should you be discriminated against because of your marital status, whether in the application and hiring phases or during the course of your employment. At the Azadian Law Group, PC, we are going to get to work on your case immediately. Let our dedicated and knowledgeable team uncover the truth so we can secure the compensation you deserve. This can include:

  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Recovery of lost wages
  • Training
  • Policy changes
  • Out-of-pocket expenses
  • Attorney fees and court costs
  • Reinstatement or promotion if necessary
  • Compensation for any necessary counseling
  • Punitive damages against those responsible

When you need a Los Angles marital status discrimination attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 213-229-9031.

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