Oceanside Hiring Attorneys
Allegations of discriminatory hiring practices can tarnish the image of a business and potentially result in serious penalties, monetary and otherwise. Should the court rule against an employer in a discrimination case associated with the company’s hiring practices, the penalties and fallout of the ruling could even threaten the future of the business itself. Bearing that in mind, if you have been threatened with legal action or have been made subject to a discrimination lawsuit, it will be in your best interests to retain legal representation as early on in the legal process as you are able.
At the Law Offices of Yvonne M. Fraser, our Oceanside hiring attorneys understand just how much is at stake in cases like this, and we can help you develop a comprehensive legal strategy to help you defend your rights and to protect the future of your business. Aside from evaluating the allegations that have been leveled against you by a job applicant, we can help you determine what evidence your company possesses regarding the hiring process for this particular applicant, along with any other evidence we can use to demonstrate that your business hires employees in accord with all state and federal employment laws.
Obligations Under the Fair Employment and Housing Act
As you are probably well aware, businesses in California are legally obligated to abide by the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) throughout every stage of the hiring process. That being said, applicants who feel that they were not hired for a position because of one of the following protected characteristics may lawfully elect to file a discrimination lawsuit:
- Age, when 40 years or older
- Medical conditions
- National origin
- Military and veteran status
- Marital status
- Genetic information
- Sex, including matters related to pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding
- Gender, gender expression, and gender identity
- Sexual orientation
- Religious belief, including religious grooming and dress practices
In the same way that applicants possess the right to file a lawsuit if they believe they have been discriminated against during any stage of the hiring process, you also have every right to defend yourself and your business with experienced legal counsel. Once you reach out to a member of our team, we can get to work evaluating the claims that have been made against you and, just as importantly, we can help develop a legal strategy to defend your rights and protect the future of your company.
Consult with a Hiring Attorney in Oceanside
If a lawsuit has been filed against your business over allegations of discriminatory hiring practices, you should retain an attorney who understands California employment law to help you defend yourself and your business. At the Law Offices of Yvonne M. Fraser, our Oceanside hiring attorneys understand just how important this claim may be to the very future of your business, and we can help you take any legal action necessary to protect your interests, both in and out of court. To speak with a lawyer about the allegations that have been made against you or your business, please call our offices at (760) 512-1172 today.