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Protecting Veterans From Workplace Discrimination: Nassiri Law


At Nassiri Law, led by attorney Damian Nassiri, we are dedicated to defending the rights of veterans who have faced discrimination in the workplace. Under California law, employers are prohibited from discriminating against employees based on their veteran status. We're here to help you understand your rights and ensure they are upheld.

Veteran Status Discrimination Under California Law

Under the California Government Code § 12940(a), it is illegal for an employer to discriminate against an employee based on their veteran status. This includes all aspects of employment, including hiring, firing, promotions, job assignments, training, benefits, and any other term or condition of employment.

Understanding Protected Activities

Protected activities under the California Government Code § 12940(a) include asserting your rights as a veteran, filing a complaint about discrimination, participating in an investigation or lawsuit about veteran discrimination, or opposing discriminatory practices. These activities are considered "protected" because they are rights granted to employees under the law. Employers who retaliate against employees for exercising these rights are violating the law and can be held accountable.

Adverse Employment Actions

Adverse employment actions can take many forms, including termination, demotion, reduction in pay, or other negative changes in employment conditions. These actions are considered "adverse" when they are taken in response to an employee exercising their rights under the California Government Code § 12940(a).

Establishing a Prima Facie Case of Discrimination

To establish a prima facie case of discrimination under the California Government Code § 12940(a), a plaintiff must show:

  1. They belong to a protected class (in this case, veterans)
  2. They were qualified for the job or performing competently in the job
  3. They suffered an adverse employment action, such as being fired or demoted
  4. Some other circumstance suggests discriminatory motive
The Importance of Legal Representation

Discrimination cases can be complex, and it's crucial to have experienced legal representation to navigate the intricacies of the law. At Nassiri Law, we have a deep understanding of the protections afforded to veterans under California law, and we know how to build strong cases for our clients. We will gather evidence, interview witnesses, and use our extensive knowledge of the law to fight for your rights.

How Nassiri Law Can Help

If you believe you have been wrongfully terminated or faced discrimination based on your veteran status, Nassiri Law is here to help. Our team, led by attorney Damian Nassiri, has extensive experience in employment law and a deep understanding of the protections afforded to veterans under California law. We will work tirelessly to ensure your rights are upheld and to seek justice on your behalf.

Contact Us Today

Don't let your employer violate your rights under California law. If you believe you have been a victim of wrongful termination or discrimination based on your veteran status, contact Nassiri Law today at 949-375-4734 for a consultation. We're here to listen, support, and fight for your rights.

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