LOS ANGELES EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION ATTORNEYS
Despite significant progress in the workplace in the last several decades, discrimination is still a prominent issue. At DesJardins & Panitz LLP we understand how ongoing discrimination is affecting the ability of employees to perform their job functions in a comfortable, hostility-free, and productive environment.
Today, discrimination in the workplace takes on less obvious forms. No longer do employers directly invoke an employee’s membership in a “protected class” when taking an adverse action against them. These days, discrimination is disguised, with employers finding (or creating) a different reason for penalizing, firing, or taking another unjustified negative action against employees.
For example, businesses often terminate employees due to “substandard performance,” when in reality the real reason was linked to the employee’s entering a protected class, like becoming pregnant or disabled.