Age, Disability, Pregnancy & Sex Discrimination

Have you been wrongfully fired or demoted? Have you been fired or laid off after being harassed or discriminated against and thought that something was fishy or not quite right? Were you fired after the employer learned of your pregnancy? Did you become ill, or were you injured and then fired? If so, you aren’t alone and you need to call Joe Herbert Law.

It’s tough out there, and your job is critical. Getting fired is an entirely different situation than it was even five years ago. Likewise, being harassed by the boss for an illegal reason is gut-wrenching and makes you not want to go to work. It’s like facing a bully at school. Your stomach aches, your palms sweat, you shake, you get headaches and all sorts of other aches and pains as you drive to work.  An unrelenting and discriminating boss can turn your world upside down, affect your health, and change how you interact with your family and loved ones. If this is happening to you, call me immediately.

Free Confidential Employment Law Consultations. If you feel that you have been wrongfully terminated, harassed, discriminated against, or otherwise been subjected to any other illegal acts in the workplace, you should contact Joe Herbert Law today for a free confidential consultation toll-free at (855) 805ATTY or (805) 482-5340.  I can explain your rights in a strictly confidential setting, and with the knowledge that comes from years of experience with the ever-changing labor codes in California.

Face it – we are our jobs, and a good portion of our lives is spent at work. Other than a person’s relationship with a spouse and children, the employer-employee relationship is one of the most significant in life. Think about it. What’s one of the first questions people ask at a party? “What do you do?” Sure, they also ask about marriage and kids, sports and maybe where you live, but as sure as night follows day, the job question always comes up. Our jobs are important to us, our families and a functioning society. This is precisely why our elected officials have created laws to protect you, me and us.

A job today is a precious and hard-earned asset that needs to be nourished, managed and protected. Having an employer that doesn’t like your gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, disability, the fact that you are pregnant, or that you became ill and needed time off, etc., and fires you based on this dislike is crushing and turns your world upside down. When this happens, you must not be afraid to fight back, and fight back hard. This is where I can help. I am the soldier that will fight for you against the company and its army of lawyers.

Being without a job in today’s economy is especially stressful, because good jobs are hard to get. This is especially true if you were wrongfully terminated. If you believe you were fired without cause or are being retaliated against, please contact Joe Herbert Law. I am results driven and have helped people like you all over Los Angeles and Ventura counties.

I handle wrongful termination claims and win them in courtrooms and negotiation tables all over Los Angeles and Ventura counties. I a up-to-date with the latest labor codes in California and have a thorough understanding of how the local courts work. I can make sure that your rights are being protected so that you can take care of yourself and your family.

Scales of Justice!A fair, equitable and legally compliant workplace is a basic right protected by state and federal laws. I have been getting satisfaction and justice for my clients for wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, and wage and hour violations in Ventura and Los Angeles counties for over a decade.

It is illegal for an employer to discriminate against an employee or potential employee on the basis of age, sex, disability, religion, race or ethnic group, gender, pregnancy and national origin. This includes refusing to hire, reducing wages, demoting, transferring, or firing an employee. Forms of illegal workplace discrimination include the following:

  • Age discrimination
  • Sex and gender discrimination
  • Disability or pregnancy discrimination
  • Discrimination based on religion (an employer must make reasonable accommodations for an employee who wishes to observe religious holidays, meals and certain types of proscribed clothing)
  • Discrimination based on race or ethnic group
  • Discrimination based on national origin (including discrimination of an employee based on an accent or type of clothing)

Sex discrimination is discrimination based on a person’s biological sex. Gender discrimination is based on the gender identity of a person, regardless of their biological sex. For example, a woman may be denied a job just because she is female. A woman who identifies as male may be discriminated against due to her male or “male-like” gender identity. A man who identifies as female and who is denied a job, fired or experiences other harassment due to his female or female-like gender identity, is experiencing illegal discrimination based on his gender.

Age discrimination is illegal.  An employer may not fire, refuse to hire or otherwise discriminate based on age. Despite these protections, however, employees are sometimes victims of such violations under the fake reason of cutbacks, budgeting, job elimination and other lies.

It is illegal for an employer to discriminate against an employee based on pregnancy, a complication of pregnancy, or childbirth. An employer must make reasonable accommodations for a pregnant employee. Where a pregnant employee is working a job that causes physical strain or stress, she can request to be moved to a different role. This is called “accommodation” and the failure, to accommodate a pregnant employee in this manner is illegal discrimination. Once the baby is born, an employer must allow the employee to take medical leave. Under the California Family Rights Act, a woman has up to 12 weeks of leave following childbirth. Under the California Pregnancy Disability Leave Law (PDLL), an employee can get up to four months of leave if she is disabled by her pregnancy or a pregnancy-related medical condition.

I can explain your rights in strict confidence, and with knowledge that come from years of experience with discrimination claims. For a free discrimination case evaluation, Contact Us.


There are limited time periods (deadlines) for filing claims that apply to legal matters. If you do not file in a timely manner with the appropriate internal office, outside agency or civil court, you may lose the right to seek redress for the claim. You should seek the advice of counsel to ascertain all of the applicable time periods.


You should immediately consult with an experienced attorney to learn more about what you can do to protect your rights and when the deadlines (statutes of limitation) expire in your specific case.


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