Anti-Discrimination Laws

Irvine employment lawyerIf you believe that you have been discriminated against, your Irvine employment lawyer will discuss potential laws that may impact your case. Some of the most recent laws are discussed below.

Americans with Disabilities Act

Your Irvine employment lawyer can explain that this law was established in 1990. It forbids employers from discriminating against employees and applicants who have disabilities. Additionally, the law requires employers to accommodate applicants and employees who have disabilities that the employer is aware of. A more recent amendment was passed in 2009 to reject holdings made in Supreme Court cases that provided less protection than Congress originally intended.

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act

While Title VII was established in 1964, a more recent amendment was made in 1991. The amendment was made to help prevent harassment and discrimination against individuals who are part of protected classes of individuals.

Family and Medical Leave Act

Congress passed this law in 1993. It requires employers to give qualified employees unpaid time off work for medical reasons, care for certain relatives and the birth or adoption of a child.

Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act

Your Irvine employment attorney can explain that this law that was passed in 2008 to prohibit employers from using genetic information about employees or applicants against them.

Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

This law was passed in 2009 to help establish fair pay between men and women employees.

If you would like to know if one of these federal acts may impact your case, contact Daily Aljian LLP by calling 949-861-2524.


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