Employment Discrimination

Holding Employers Accountable for Discrimination

At the Law Offices of Louis Spitters in San Jose, California, we firmly believe that discrimination has no place in any work environment. Discrimination must be eradicated by vigorous enforcement of the civil rights laws. If your employer is engaged in this illegal practice, contact us for aggressive representation of your rights.

Representing Victims of Employment Discrimination

Clients from around the San Francisco Bay Area, Silicon Valley and San Jose seek representation from the Law Offices of Louis Spitters for having been victimized by race, sex, age, disability or sexual orientation discrimination or harassment. The types of discrimination protected and the remedies that may be obtained vary under federal and California law. If you believe you have been the victim of discrimination or harassment in the workplace, you should contact an attorney as soon as possible, since the time for protecting or securing your right to recover from you employer is short.

The Law Offices of Louis Spitters will evaluate your relationship with your employer, whether the employer's conduct can be deemed employment discrimination, whether there is any merit the employer's stated reasons for its actions, whether the employers reasons are false or a pretext, and whether you may be entitled to recover for the employer's actions. Careful assessments of the actions against you are important to ensure that we properly and effectively build your employment discrimination case.

Filing an EEOC Claim

In order to perfect a right to sue your employer under the federal or California discrimination laws, a victim of workplace discrimination or harassment must first comply with the requirement for filing a proper claim with the proper administrative agency. The time for complying with this requirement varies under federal and California law. The Law Offices of Louis Spitters assists its clients in preparing and submitting these administrative claims where our clients have retained us in a timely manner. It is not possible to provide a universal, definitive time by which these claims must be filed, as there are circumstances that may delay or extend the generally established time periods. It is essential that a victim of workplace discrimination or harassment promptly seek advice from a lawyer once they believe they have been the victim of workplace harassment or discrimination.

In order to perfect a claim for workplace discrimination under federal law, a victim must timely present a proper claim or request for a "right to sue" letter to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

In order to perfect a claim for workplace discrimination under California law, a victim must timely present a proper claim or a requests for a "right to sue" letter to the State of California, Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH).

Advocating For You and Protecting Your Rights

If you are being treated differently than your peers or if you are being harassed because of your race, sex, age, disability, or sexual orientation, you have rights and the Law Offices of Louis Spitters can help you protect those rights, particularly if you have been terminated Link to Wrongful Termination Practice Area based on anything but your job performance. Effective preparation and presentation of a claim or action based upon discrimination or harassment in the workplace requires a collaborative effort between the client and the lawyer. Successful resolution of a dispute entails meeting a difficult and complicated burden of proof that can only be met with the client's active participation in the case. The Law Offices of Louis Spitters collaborate with our clients and aggressively advocate for them to pursue resolution to their employment discrimination or harassment disputes.

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For more information or to schedule an appointment with an experienced employment discrimination and harassment litigation attorney, please contact us.