Title VII: Prohibitions

If you feel you have been discriminated against in the work place, an Irvine employment attorney knows about the prohibitions under Title VII and how they may help your case.

Under Title VII, an employer is prohibited from discriminating against an employee on the basis of the following:

  • Race
  • Religion
  • Color
  • Sex
  • National Origin

This also includes discrimination based on your friendship with and support of a member of these protected classes.

An Irvine employment lawyer explains further circumstances to be aware of further discrimination:

Disparate Treatment

Disparate treatment or adverse impact means that you are treated differently by your employer, or that discrimination comes from neutral and non-discriminatory practices or employment.


If you make a charge, or testify in another Title VII investigation, or oppose any practice made unlawful by Title VII, then employers are prohibited from retaliating against you.


Also protected under Title VII is harassment based on discrimination. This not only includes harassment by management and employees, but also third party harassment if the employer is aware of or approves of it. This also includes failure of the employer to investigate harassment claims. Keep in mind that harassment must be provable.

Failure of Religious Accommodation

Unless it creates undue hardship, and employer is required to make reasonable accommodations for religious purposes.

For more information on how Title VII protects you, contact Irvine employment attorney Daily Aljian LLP at 949-861-2524.

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