Under federal and state employment laws, workplace discrimination is strictly prohibited. This applies to certain personal characteristics, such as race, religion, sexual orientation, gender, age, marital status, and nationality. If you have been discriminated against, you may want to consult with an experienced attorney to determine your rights, remedies, and next steps.

Discrimination may involve:

  • Firing
  • Refusing to hire
  • Passing over for a promotion
  • Cutting pay
  • Demoting

Employees are also legally protected from harassment, which may involve overt or subtle comments, physical aggressiveness or violence, and other actions. If you have been a victim of harassment or discrimination at your workplace, you have the right to seek justice by filing a claim.

In the United States, employees have the right to:

  • Be free from discrimination and harassment in the workplace
  • Receive fair wages
  • Have a reasonably safe workplace
  • Be protected from retaliation for taking protected actions (such as filing workers’ compensation)


At Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook, we provide diligent legal services to clients who have suffered discrimination or harassment at work. Whatever your situation, our Walnut Creek civil rights lawyers can discuss your options and work tirelessly to hold your employer or others responsible. We will do our best to guide you through the process as you seek justice for your situation.

Contact us today to receive a free initial consultation.