Discrimination

Oakland Discrimination Lawyer

Helping Clients Facing Employment Discrimination in Alameda County

Are you a California employee who has experienced discrimination? Our firm is here to help. You may have the right to take legal action if you have been denied benefits, harassed, or mistreated in the workplace because of your:

  • Race
  • Gender
  • Religion
  • Nationality
  • Genetic information
  • Age
  • Disability
  • Or pregnancy

At Benton Employment Law, our Oakland discrimination lawyer Chambord Benton-Hayes can help you fight for the damages you deserve using her experienced mediation and litigation skills.

Regardless of the details surrounding your case, our staff strives to be:

  • Caring
  • Personable
  • And fully committed to each of our client’s best interests

We will fight for you until you achieve the most favorable result possible.

Are you facing discrimination at work? Call Benton Employment Law today at (510) 650-0250 or contact us online to meet with our employment discrimination lawyers in Oakland!

What are the Different Types of Discrimination?

Discrimination can take many forms.

The different types of discrimination may look like:

When Can You File a Lawsuit for Employment Discrimination?

You can file a lawsuit for employment discrimination if you have been wrongfully treated based on any of the following characteristics, we will fight for you:

  • Age (40+)
  • Disability
  • Gender
  • Pregnancy
  • Race
  • Sexual orientation

There are a number of state and federal laws that protect you against discrimination including:

  • The California Fair Employment and Housing Act
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • The Pregnancy Discrimination Act
  • Equal Pay Act of 1963
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967
  • Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
  • And the Fair Labor Standards Act

If you feel that you have been wrongfully treated in any way because of a protected characteristic about yourself, we recommend contacting a lawyer who offers free consultations to help you determine whether you have a viable case and what steps to take next.

What Should I Do If I Have Been Discriminated Against?

If you have been the victim of employment discrimination, you should take the following steps:

  • Report the discrimination to your employer (a supervisor and/or the HR department)
  • Cooperate with their investigation
  • File a charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
  • Reach out to a local discrimination lawyer for legal advice

After you file a discrimination claim with the EEOC, you will receive a notice from the EEOC either asking you and your employer to participate in mediation or asking your employer to respond to your charge in written form or dismissing your charge.

What are Some Forms of Compensation for Employment Discrimination?

If you have been discriminated against, you should know that you could be entitled to the following:

  • Back pay
  • Front pay
  • Compensatory damages
  • Punitive damages

The California Civil Rights Act may offer additional compensation. Because each case is different, it may help to speak with an attorney at our firm for more details so you can make a more informed decision about how to proceed with your case.

Contact Our Discrimination Attorney Today

Whether you were wrongfully denied a promotion, job title, or benefits or you were fired as a result of discrimination, Benton Employment Law is prepared to get to work on your behalf immediately. We have a track record of success and are ready to put our experience to work for you.

Contact Benton Employment Law today to schedule a FREE consultation!

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Our Proven Success

  • United States District Court, N.D. Cal

    Successfully compelled enforcement of arbitration agreement on behalf of multinational chain of coffeehouses and an employee alleging disability discrimination.

  • Settlement with EEOC.

    Achieved settlement on a contentious matter with the EEOC and Plaintiff-intervenor alleging disability discrimination on behalf of a healthcare organization.

  • Settlement for Multi-national Coffeehouse Chain.

    Achieved settlement on contentious matter on behalf of multinational chain of coffeehouses and an employee alleging disability discrimination.

  • Discrimination settlement.

    Achieved settlement on contentious matter on behalf of vehicle company and employee alleging racial and disability discrimination related to medical marijuana.

  • Technology company settlement.

    Achieved settlement on a contentious matter on behalf of a technology company and a former executive.

  • Employment Law Training

    Trained thousands of executives, managers, doctors, attorneys, and employees on ADA compliance, anti-harassment and discrimination, and other labor and employment law issues.

  • Superior Court of California, County of Sacramento

    Obtained summary adjudication on behalf of insurance company on action alleging disability discrimination, racial discrimination, harassment, failure to prevent discrimination, failure to engage in the interactive process and punitive damages.

  • Exempt status from overtime wages for national retailer

    Defended manager exempt status from overtime wages for national retailer obtaining a “take nothing” Order, Decision, and Award from the DLSE.

  • United States District Court, E.D. Cal.

    Obtained partial summary judgment on action alleging failure to provide reasonable accommodation, failure to engage in the interactive process, disability discrimination, age discrimination, wrongful termination, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and punitive damages for a technology company. Likewise, opposed Plaintiff’s cross-motion for summary judgment that was denied.

  • DFEH and the EEOC

    2011-2020