Filing a Discrimination Complaint in California (2024)

Filing Discrimination ComplaintDo you believe you have been the victim of discrimination? To start your claim, you must first file “charges” with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and/or the California Department of Fair Employment & Housing (DFEH) and obtain “right to sue” letters. This process is called “administrative exhaustion”.
Luckily, the systems are now highly automated and charges can be filled out online at the DFEH‘s website and, from 2017, at the EEOC‘s website. You can still choose to mail your charge in using the DFEH’s form. And the EEOC permits you to mail in a letter containing the following:

* Your name, address, and telephone number

* The name, address and telephone number of the employer (or employment agency or union) you want to file your charge against

* The number of employees employed there (if known)

* A short description of the events you believe were discriminatory (for example, you were fired, demoted, harassed)

* When the events took place

* Why you believe you were discriminated against (for example, because of your race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information)

* Your signature

Typically, people file with the EEOC if they intend to pursue federal employment discrimination claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, etc. (No EEOC charge need be filed for medical leave claims under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) or gender pay discrimination claims under the Equal Pay Act). People file with the DFEH if they intend to pursue state employment discrimination claims under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) and medical leave claims under the California Family Rights Act (CFRA).


California employment laws tend to offer at least the same amount and types of protections as federal employment laws and, in many respects, more powerful protections for the employee. For instance, the California FEHA protect a wider class of disabled people than the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and applies to a broader set of employers (employers with more than 5 employees for FEHA versus 15 employees for Title VII). Also, California employment claims are generally not subject to the special employer defenses that exist under federal law. See Price Waterhouse v. Hopkins (1989) 490 U.S. 228; Desert Palace, Inc. v. Costa (2003) 539 U.S. 90. However, a California court succeeded in introducing these federal employer defenses into California law in Harris v. City of Santa Monica.

Regardless, California laws (and filing with the DFEH) are generally the better way to go for employees.

In any case, the EEOC and DFEH have a “work sharing agreement” under which a charge filed with one is deemed filed with the other.


There are aggressive filing deadlines (which is one reason why you shouldn’t wait too long before consulting with a lawyer). Employees generally must file with the EEOC no later than 180 days after the illegal action occurred. For the DFEH, the deadline is 1 year.

Agency Investigations v. Private Lawsuit

The EEOC/DFEH agency receiving your charge may investigate and prosecute your claims themselves. Unfortunately, due to limited resources and budgets, the process can be drawn out and frustrating, taking a year or more. Even if the agency makes a finding of discrimination, it may still choose not to prosecute the matter in court. In almost all cases, the process is not as effective or efficient as a private lawsuit. To see something analogous to what I’m talking about, read my post, Dept. of Labor Fails to Protect Workers: “We have a crisis in wage theft”.

Traps for the Unwary

It’s amazing how some judges decide to let the EEOC and DFEH charges into evidence against the employee and even throw cases out based on what is contained in (or missing from) the charges. Defense lawyers like to make a big deal in front of the jury out of inconsistencies or contradictions contained in the charges, even though employees often fill them out themselves without the help of a lawyer. This is why it is always better to contact a lawyer BEFORE filling out and filing the charge yourself. Do not underestimate how important the charge can be to your case and how it can be used against you.

Also, keep in mind that different filing procedures and deadlines apply for government employees and for claims regarding whistleblower retaliation and wage and hour claims (overtime, breaks, minimum wage, etc.).

If you are facing legal issues in the workplace, contact a lawyer to discuss it and he can help you navigate the filing traps for the unwary.


  1. Mary Rico on September 27, 2023 at 7:54 pm

    Yes I believe I was descriminated against atn my job and then was terminated for something that loss prevention told me was a common occurence. I wAS not trained for my asst mgr position I had asked many different times to recieve the training to be able to do my position correctly and the manager just told me that she would get around to it but never even made an effort to. Now after a year in the position I was written up for not finishing my work and for leavin g step stools on the floor, but I amnot the only person that works at night that would be able to leave step stools on the floor and the other person was not written up or even talked to. When everyone there clearly sees thatf I take my stepstool to the back room every morning before leaving. I also had a the dairy mgr tell nme that everything that was on my list of things to do for the night not a single item on the list was asst mgr tasks they were all clerk tasks. And he also saw that the clerk whoi works days was not asked to do any of these tasks that were all things he should have had to complete. I was being left with more than the majority of the load to unlioad at night when it is only myself that is there and the day shift where there is 3 people working they could not even do hardly any f it and most days there were 2 clerks that were working. Also after telling the manager that I was not going to take respomsibility for when other people were scanning items in also so I was not willing to be held responsible for something that I may or may not have scanned in. It was put in the one write up that I was supposed to have been given but instead it was just left in my inbox for me to sign and submit, For these and many more reasons I feel that I was desciminated against due either tio ny age or my race.

  2. Joel John Richards, Sr. on July 28, 2023 at 7:29 pm

    I tried to communicate the wrong doing of my supervisor, but it was brushed off as stress of the holidays….later to find out he was sent to another job, and I wasn’t dispatched to work at the site anymore.

  3. LaLisa on July 22, 2023 at 7:36 pm

    I’ve learned how much differences when people get treated while applying jobs. This lady name Kristine Spaces currently working at high end store Dior, she grew up in east coast, came to California years ago to build her career, she looked for her job at the right location- Costa Mesa shopping mall, this is the mall have most Asian and Caucasian workers at the middle – high end stores, she worked for Ralph’s Lauren children department, and then Tory Burch and then currently at Dior. She actually had criminal records while she was at East Coast. She was selling drugs/ alcohol to children under age. She was the kind of people cause death to a lot of children. Dior have most Caucasian, Hispanic and some Asian working at their stores, you can go check it out if you don’t believe me. My friend who is Black went there and asked for a business, the Hispanic worker didn’t give it to him, and didn’t offer him customer service, so you know not even have a chance to apply for a job in there. They have serious racism problems hidden and surely they don’t say it. They never checked Kristine Space’s record also because she’s Caucasian. I want to change this problem, because this is cruelly unfair.

  4. VICTOR on April 19, 2023 at 4:45 pm


  5. Lawyers in Sherman TX on April 18, 2023 at 11:07 am

    I can only imagine the demand and processing time for such complaints given the current state of California.

  6. Petronio Casanova on April 14, 2023 at 9:00 am

    I didn’t find any complaint similar to possible complaints I intend to file. Reading most of the complaints above gave me info that I need to talk or chat with a Lawyer, My case is about complaint against Beshoff Car Dealership in San Jose. I strongly believe that I am a victim of severe discrimination, Making my story short, I ended up succumbing to pressure imposed upon me by salesmen, manager, during heated, nasty arguments for about 5 or 6 hours. I told them (dealers’ team) I know that they discriminating me, and though I am not agreeing with the their answers to some of my questions, I said go ahead start the paperwork’s for closing the sale transaction. Then when the sales person started I notified him that we have not agreed on the price out of frustration I am eager to leave ASAP. I allowed them to decide on the price. It will useless to negotiate the price because I know that they are ripping me off, because they are discriminating me because I a Filipino American. I said in their faces that I know that they know that I am aware of their discriminatory actions. I literally fell in love with that car, and I made a promise to my daughter that I will
    I will bring her dream car that night. And I
    Reminded the seller to make sure the price is the best price because I know how to get the fair pricing from website or I can verify with other dealerships. Of course the sellers response “We are here to help you, our customer. The seller asked for for my D/L, Credit Card . insurance info to finalize the sale. I was shocked/surprised when I was told that they can’t sell me the car I can’t believe and I will accept the reasoning that they are saying, I was so upset, “Because I am Filipino? You’re discriminating me, They are coming up with many weird reasoning from manager, financial officer which are all unbelievable & unacceptable. The more they talk misleading/deceiving me the more I get upsets. They think I am stupid. I was forced to raise my voice” I am a retired senior chief who served over 23 years of honorable active duty, including in Vietnam war zones, and you are giving me all these BULL SHITS? “Mr. Casanova, you don’t understand.” Me: (yelling) BULL SHIT! You guys don’t understand, you’re forcing me to believe your lies”. Them: Mr Casanova, please no cursing here.” Me; I am not cursing, I am raising my voice because you guys are bullshiting me You are giving me a hard time, won’t release my car that I bought already because you know that I know you’re misleading & deceiving customers. You regard me as unworthy customer that might cause trouble for company. Give me my car, that I just bought from you! Them: Mr Casanova, we have company policy We can change our mind. We can put that car on hold because it is still here in Dealership property Leave now, Mr. Casanova.,or we will call the cops, Me: WOW, you’re calling the cops? Go ahead, I like some police officers to witness what how you are mistreating me. I won’t mind being escorted by the cops to their headquarters.. The 3 policemen tried to talk me out to go outside because I am still in dealership property. I told the cops while offering both my hands to be hand cuff ed. that I will go with them peacefully, but they
    said they can’t arrest me because I. did not violate any law.
    I went back to the dealership two times and tried to buy the car, but it looked they were ordered by their superiors not to sell the car to me. I did not insist but I warned them that I will see them in court with my lawyers. And that I will post on Facebook how bad they treating me. I warned them also that will sue the Dealership, demand to give me 3 models of Mercedes Benz, plus 5 years each free maintenance, $5000.00 each donation to Catholic Churches namely St. Francis of Assisi & Christ the King in San Jose, Ca, as compensation for the inconvenience, pain and emotional suffering, embarrassment, endangerment of family relationships, negative effects on mental & physical health of Petronio and Linaflorida Casanova who are both in poor health seniors over 73. Years old. Petronio had heart failure few months ago, & 3 stents placements, Polycythemia Vera Blood Cancer, scheduled nuclear stress ,for April 13 had to be cancelled high blood pressure. Seniors health issues vulnerability are all aggravated hence monetary damage are hereby demanded..
    How much is my case worth?
    How’s the lawyer fees determined?

  7. Kayri Johnson on February 21, 2023 at 7:53 am

    During my duration at O’Neil Digital solutions the supervisor have constantly harassed first it was
    Over a good on my hoodie they said they would walk me off if I had it on but wearing a hoodie wasn’t apart of the company’s policy at the time also other staff would give me directions that were not in policy as well me and only me I’ve got documentation that shows these facts are true

  8. Leslie on October 29, 2022 at 1:49 am


    I worked for chase bank up until this morning for over a year. I had recently gotten offered a promotion but when I informed my employer that I needed to relocate due to stalking from my ex spouse they cancelled my promotion and said I was no longer being considered for the role but according to California labor laws I am entitled to reasonable accommodations due to my circumstance. Today was supposed to be my 2nd to last day before going on a 2 week paid leave for my circumstance and i got terminated. I had a cash difference a couple months ago & was told my termination was due to that cash difference. I did not receive any information as far as my last paycheck goes.

  9. Thao Ly on September 10, 2022 at 3:18 pm

    I would like to file a complain against the supervisor Berlinda bacoo:
    The complain as:
    1. Discrimination against limited English speaker
    2. Personal attack based on paper trails process
    3. Abuse of power
    4. Retaliation

    I would like the department to let me know if my request can be considered

    • Eugene Lee on September 19, 2022 at 11:00 pm

      We are a law firm. We’d be happy to discuss this further with you. Our number is 213-992-3299.

  10. Alejandra Isela Hernández on September 9, 2022 at 1:49 pm

    Reclamo de pago que no he recibido durante un mes y 22 horas extras que trabaje en el mes de Junio-2022, y no es la primera ves que me han hecho esta situación y la verdad necesito mi dinero por que tengo que sobrevivir y pagar mi renta , mis pagos , mantener mis hijos y comer ! Gracias espero me puedan ayudar por favor estoy desesperada.

    • Eugene Lee on September 19, 2022 at 11:01 pm

      Por favor llámenos al 213-992-3299. Podemos ayudarlo con esto.

  11. John Camacho on August 30, 2022 at 4:09 pm

    I would like to inform you of why I believe I’m being discriminated against. I work at the Honda center in Anaheim. After only two months on the job, I was promoted to carpet person by my immediate lead Chris and direct supervisor Charles because the current one was leaving the company. The duties are to clean the carpets at the Honda center as well as a restaurant and another building called the Artic which is owned by the Honda Center is located across the street from the Honda Center. My start hours can vary depending on if the there is an event or not (between 8pm and 10pm and the end of the shift ends can vary but before 8hrs has elapsed). During this shift the coworker ratio is 80% Hispanic.
    I was informed to take my daily direction from the team leads, 1st being Chris and when he was not in then by Lucille. I was to only inform Charles if I could not get answers from the others.
    As soon as the training stopped and the return of another team lead from medical leave is when the discrimination started, which was around May 27, 2022.
    The following reasons are why I feel I’m being discriminated against.
    1. Daily Duties – I’m to be informed of my daily duties at the beginning of my shift from the team lead Chris. When he is not the lead that day, I was supposed to get my duties from the other team leads Lucille and Toni but when doing this I could never get a clear direction from them and was always being pulled in different areas leaving me not get to all my regular known duties. This led me to contacting Chris when he was not in. Chris then brought to my attention that there is a language barrier, so I then started texting them. This still did not work because Toni and Lucille still did not give me clear direction. Soon after I had to cross train multiple other guys who did speak Spanish. It was never the same person so daily performance was strained which left me concerned because I was told in the beginning that this was a one-person job except for the busy season, which right now it is not. When questioning this I was informed again that the leads can do what they want even if it hindered my job performance.
    2. The equipment that I must use is rundown and barely working. I brought this to the attention of the lead Toni and was then informed it is because I don’t know what I’m doing. When asked what I am doing wrong another language barrier excuse is used, but other Spanish speaking coworkers were informed.
    3. Multiple occasions my storage closet has been ransacked, and when I asked if they were looking for something, I was informed that the leads can go through and remove anything they want without informing me even if it keeps me from doing my job correctly and feeling uneasy about my position.
    4. On July 26 I was approached aggressively by Charles who was accompanied by a security guard that a female employee was intimidated by me, and I had to watch what I was doing. Since I was surprised by this I asked for some type of proof because I don’t work closely with the females, and he informed me that he did not have to give me proof. I also asked if anything was written and he also said no, I just need to watch myself.

    Other issues I would like to bring up
    1. When having to go and clean carpets at the other building I must transfer heavy carpets cleaners across a busy street in the middle of the night where there is a city issue of transients around. I must do this by myself.
    2. I am forced to be on-call after the weekly schedule has been issued, but my employment status is part-time. If I do not answer my phone and not available on my off day, then my hours for the next week schedule is reduced.

    Other than the above there are more things that I would like to discuss with HR. Thank you for your time.

    John Camacho

  12. Jorge Ferrer on April 5, 2022 at 9:59 pm

    Flores Artscape
    3959 Eagle Rock Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90065
                      Jorge Ferrer
                     1445 e. 68th st
                      Los Angeles,CA

    Ive been advice by my Anaya Law Group workers comp layer to make police report. My employer continues
    To threaten my person since ive refuse
    There offer of 20,000.Ive Sustained injuries thanks to an employee.

    I am Often pressure an remainded
    Of the 20k sum. Ive recently found work an it seem to infuriated the employeer
    Flores Artscape.
    Furthermore ive reach out to
    Labor Commissioner’s Office to file
    Retaliation complaint.

    At the moment
    I dont belive my employeer has my best interest.The injuries ive sustain
    Are far worse, an my employeer refuse
    Provide proper treatment for Injurie.
    I’ve had no choice but to complain in attemp to get people attention.

  13. Delores Harvey on February 16, 2022 at 6:47 pm

    Hi EEOC my name is Delores Harvey my complaint against target distribution
    center Woodland California warehouse full Immigrant Mexicans my complaint
    Start transfer to Schedule B1 inbound check in 4:57- later 5:07am first
    meet OM leadership name Madison Vargas June the 26th Tell me every day
    that was not been my knees On break times she peep around corners She
    would follow me to the restroom on break I’ll start to ask when I’m gonna
    be trained see others Mexican be trained for Rf scam gun or Rc Train She
    told me that I am not a safety enough to be trained Before I switch my
    schedule Guy from a2 schedule name Ryan told me that b1 woman She would
    not train you because you black Or older She kept on running my age in my
    face so many times I had a few friends there But as she got done with me I
    have no more friends whole warehouse was full with Mexicans October 4 2021
    For the whole day she harassed me OM leadership Vincent Vaidez came from a2
    schedule He would just worse the woman was racist If you black you’re
    going in that with no Serious job title Mostly the lazy Mexican kids now
    is very lazy They want the Americans that go into the trucks unloading Most
    of the new workers come in if they’re a Mexican they will get trained right
    away We’re whites & blacks and Mexicans from America won’t get train Only
    if people know what goes on inside target With the roaches and mices and
    rats Attorney General Need in investigate the whole target organization The
    board of health I am going to make a YouTube video very soon And it’s so
    much more to tell about this job I need to set up my case for that But I
    need help please ???? You can call me at 530-645-8511 P.s Delores Harvey

  14. Buckey on January 14, 2022 at 12:00 pm

    Hi, my last day for work was yesterday. I hold on to my work for 5 years because they like me and how I work except for the supervisor. From day 1 up to 3 months and then review she have to contest why I was hired without her approval and she started write ups for me for lot of common occuring incidents to make situations look bad and I have to contest every single one. At work we have this employee referral program and for every single one in my group she is involved in the referral and they are all her favorites and friends. She covered for every single one. She allowed bullying me at the expense of her favorites. Each employee have folders and everything about us are all filed in there. Her goal is to make my file look very bad while she covered for all her favorites. She does not know me and I dont know her. i was hired by the management. We have new management and new bosses since june last year and now their basis for reviewing each one of us is our file. i understand new management stand that they really dont know us personally yet and how we work. i can attest that I am the most hardworking and dedicated worker they ever had. And this happen. I feel mistreated.

  15. Andres Laris on September 21, 2021 at 1:27 pm

    305 Blackpine Dr corona 92879
    Agency employer : roico
    Number : 9094205485
    I started a job that I was lied to about the job . I was told I was going to be doing something else instead I was put on back breaking palletizing for 15$ and hour . I left my 3rd day and I was supposed to receive my check in 72 hours and they aren’t complying .

    • Jesus A Gutierrez on September 24, 2021 at 4:05 pm

      I urge for an agent to investigate this case and what I am about described. I currently at McDonald’s francise. Address location is: 2642 Santa Rosa Avenue, CA 95401

      I have been a victim of discrimination, harassment, and bullying. On September 24th, 2021, I left job site after beumg called in to work on this day i was scheduled to be off due to the continuance of these unsafe/unfair work practices which I just described above
      Furthermore, what I have gathered up until this time is strong possiblity that this employer has been hiring people who do not have a legal status to live and work in the United States. And on top of that I recently learned from a young lady who recently quit for another job and had admitted to me that is 15 years old.

  16. Erictrinh on August 1, 2021 at 11:34 pm

    My name is Eric Trinh.I work from Mr barber
    19461 Brookhust st.Huntington Beach,ca92646.
    I work date: 5/23/2020 to 8/1/2021.
    Today my last day…
    I ask my owners Why? Let’s me go.(play off)
    Without reason..
    Please help me.
    Thank so muck.

  17. Jamie santillano on December 11, 2020 at 9:36 am

    I need a lawyer asap to help me with the discrimination harrassment I’ve dealt with at my job I work for the university of davis. I have a work related injury that was due to harrassment discrimination and negligence of my supervisor for 8 years I have been employed

    • Rubythelma felix herrera on August 14, 2021 at 2:01 pm

      Quick question why does the labor commissioner have same phone as osha violation office ….I have a huge problem that should of not taken this long for justice….I have two very catastrophic injuries with possibly osha violations ..or a criminal case. warehouse and chemical spill ., personal injuries general.employment ligitlation tenant rights housing.civil rights relation union.. wrongful death wrongful termination.

  18. Kat Stark on October 9, 2020 at 11:14 pm

    I worked in a Federally qualified health clinic, for 10 weeks as front desk.
    I have Multiple Sclerosis which is a disability, was told this was not a problem by HR. However, I have on occasion short term memory problems.
    The woman who was training me took all my notes that I took to help me process documents away, and would not let me write anything down between screens, she would tell me she is setting me up to fail, speak to me on occasion as if I were in idiot, humiliate me like this. I was so intimidated I didn’t go for breaks (for 9 weeks) because of the treatment. She got caught doing the humiliation thing and reported but nothing was done. I finally said something that day to the supervising nurse and the woman sister who is a MA told me to take her to the side and let her know this was not ok to empower her. I also asked the HR manager and she didn’t listen. So then within 2 days, there is now a rumor that she says we got into a fight and I called her the B word. I was so distraught I quit.
    There goes on a lot of cover up for the bullying this woman does. I didn’t know but I know now, that she has done this to two other people. HR moved one and I got her as someone to train me, and the other quit. because it was so terrible.

  19. Kathoey Butterfly on January 23, 2020 at 6:11 pm

    Someone should investigate the McDonalds in the Calaveras area for break, and lunch violations. I overheard an employee say he had been working for seven hours without any breaks, or halves, which I think means a thirty.

    I once saw a blonde kid do the splits while dancing. That was more funny than a complaint. Though I did just recently see a short manager cuss at a spanish employee, and tell him to go home. Not a big deal, but as I was walking out, I heard someone say it was because he couldn’t understand his english. I think they said his name was Karl?

    I’ve left reviews saying how I’ve heard employees talking about everything from games to movies, even the bible, and politics. I’m glad teenagers discuss such diverse subjects. However, the same managers yelling at them to stop discussing “inappropriate stuff,” I heard talking about sex, pregnancy, and relationships. Double standard much? Ew, gross.

    But hey, I find it pretty screwed up that it was a group of young girls yelling a boy he couldn’t talk about the bible to a fellow employee, but they were allowed to discuss how “tasty” their fellow employees, and customers, were.

    But I guess that’s California for you.

  20. Lupe on July 31, 2019 at 1:56 am

    I was sent home for 2 days with no pay on the first time I have ever got talk to. I have never had a warning or write up ever. I was told to clean the sink I’m a receptionist for a hardware store i did remove the dishes from the sink and placed them on the counter I don’t use the kitchen so I don’t know if the dishes are even company property so I left them on the counter for the rightful owner to claim some where lunch trays. Well apparently I was supposed to wash dishes to his likening and I refused to Scrub dirty dishes so I was told to go home and if I didn’t do it I would be replaced. But I know of other coworkers who get told all the time not to do something and they don’t ever get a warning. Example my manager told my coworker “I’ve told you multiple times not to park there that’s not a parking spot now it’s your fault the truck crashed” we have delivery trucks. And instead of her getting written up she gets assigned a parking spot no one else in the office has a spot we park on the street and no she’s not handicapped we’re also not allowed to be on our phones but she’s always on her phone in front of him and he has said to her a couple time next time I see you on your phone I will write you up and he doesn’t. one time he thought I was on my phone and he ran to my desk and started looking for my phone and now he walks by my desk looking all the time but she’s on her phone and it’s no big deal. I feel that because I’m brown Mexican and they are white I am being targeted.

  21. Kristina on July 17, 2019 at 1:51 pm

    I was wrongfully terminated as a result of discrimination of my social class. I was targeted and harassed for several months by a new office manager for a clinic I worked for 3 years. I was terminated due to a picture that I was accused of posting on my private Snapchat account of a drink during my lunch hour. The picture in question was in fact NOT of an alcoholic drink but I was being accused of drinking on my lunch break when in fact I did not. I was not asked any questions or given the chance to explain. It is obvious this was personal against me and was looking for a reason to let me go as this same manager took all the employees out to lunch on a work day and payed for every TOO in fact have an alcoholic beverage during lunch. If I am being terminated for a picture of a drink being assumed I was drinking on my lunch then why is the whole office not terminated for actually drinking on their lunch that the manager again payed for. I don’t believe this is fair or equal treatment. I really feel this lady was discriminating against me as she has made several threats against me due to my family size and social status as a single mother of 5 kids.

  22. Vashan L Bobney on December 6, 2018 at 8:37 am

    I’m working under a supervisor who consistently uses derogatory language when discussing African Americans. I have suffered differential treatment by this supervisor. The supervisor has repeatedly told staff members that I need to watch my back and if I complained the higher ups had his back. After hearing him use the n word another two employees one Caucasian the other Hispanic and myself went to the Administrator to let her know about how I was being treated and what was said. The Administrator told me there is nothing she could do about it and told me it if she hired a KKK member and he did the same thing there would be nothing that could be done. The very next day my hours were cut by the Administrator. So I went outside of my workplace but within the company to get help with my situation. I was contacted by the Administrator that her boss and her bosses boss wanted to sit down with me. I room the meeting and told them what I went through and suffered and nothing has been done. I’m still working under the supervisor and the same Administratior with my hours being at the bare minimum.

  23. mylene m huff on November 21, 2018 at 2:49 pm

    I believe i was wrongfully terminated by my employer i recieve a fake $100.00 Bill from a customer i called the manager to have the bill check but it took awhile and customer was agitated to wait for the management so i went ahead and gave him the change come to find out it was a fake bill they went after the person gave him the fake bill and items was retrieve as well i dont know if the customer the change or not but the manager said no. this is the !st time i didnt wait for the manager
    for the bill to be check and they let me warning whatsover this is not even enforce before.i know there is another employee she only recieve suspension .i need closure what can i do please help

  24. Juan Moreno on November 6, 2018 at 1:18 pm

    Hello I was working for a resturant named tacos tu madre and was unjustly fired I was never written up for anything wrong. they would not pay every minute of work and now that I am terminated they haven’t paid me my last check. Note that 72 hours has passed and still not recieved last check.

  25. Debra on October 28, 2018 at 9:51 am

    is it discrimination if your boss tells you that you are not one of his strong cashiers, and he only schedules me when he wants to and gives me like a 11 to 3 shift when I was hired to work till 1:30 pm but I want to know if it’s discrimination if he tells me I’m not a strong cashier and gives me work shifts I can’t work.
    I’m on social security and can only work so many hours and make a certain amount of wages

  26. Wendy on October 11, 2018 at 3:37 pm

    Hi there i was wondering if i have any rights when my employee takes me off the schedule claiming she has to cut 50hrs. But puts a new employee in place of my hrs. And tells me im not fired. Is there anything i can do about this.

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    Thank you for that. Now may I ask what type of company the business is?
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    Thank you. Please provide additional details about your legal issue to help the attorney evaluate your case.
    I see you are still typing please take your time.
    I was givin my paycheck and noticed a day of pay missing. I went to hr lady named vivian and explained that i believe iam missing a day of pay. She starts yelling at me about child support and say she not a thief and disnt take it. I told her i didnt say she took it i said i am missing a day of pay. She preceded to say she didn’t steal it and aaid i nedx to speek to shy zibler. The boss. So i went outsi2 and finished my break. I came back in from break and continue my day ob the phones. Shy walked in and viviam starts yelling across the room there he is tonya get up and tell him he stole your money. So shy came and pulled me off phone and asked what was going on i explained that i feel iam missing a day of pay he asked what time it was i answered10:13 am. He said you should be on the phonea i said i was u pullex me off he than said he no longer needed me due to lack of project managers and let me go. I demaned that he put that in writing which he did. But i no i was let go due to confronting about missing pay

  28. kumar on May 24, 2018 at 3:57 pm

    An employer hired my as intern for 3 months and classified me as 1099 contractor. After three weeks, when they found that I was not good enough to be hired as a permanent full-time, they terminated the internship, and kept my pay for rest of the 8 weeks. When I tried to reach out to them to get my rest of the pay, they told that employment was at-will. They have also not corrected the taxation form, I had to file my taxes with1099 for an internship.
    Could you please tell me what I can do about that.

  29. Jaleen Wedlow on May 23, 2018 at 5:24 pm

    I worked at Jersey Mike’s for two days and they paid me under the table, I came on time and I was doing training, I’ve called and they been slow to reply and I never gotten proper paperwork or anything done. I’ve asked several times when do I work and properly do paper but they never gotten back to me. I feel like they “let me go” due my hair, but I kept it up where no food was getting it. The boss claimed he was busy and claimed he had me in the system but afterwards no days to work or anything. What should I do? I only worked twice from there.
    I didn’t know I could do anything until a friend told me what they did was illegal.

  30. jenny on January 31, 2018 at 11:35 pm

    my boss wants to fire me because she thinks im pregant when im not

    • Eugene Lee on May 3, 2018 at 3:52 pm

      That is still perceived discrimination. If you have proof your boss is doing this, you should consider contacting a labor lawyer right away.

  31. Frank Avelar on December 25, 2017 at 9:35 am

    I need a you guys asap. I live in Gilroy ca.

    • Eugene Lee on December 26, 2017 at 9:57 am

      Sure please give us a call at 213.992.3299

  32. Moe on November 26, 2017 at 9:08 pm

    I work for a transit company in baldwin park ca. I have been a bus driver going on 4 yrs. I was asked by my boss to become a dispatcher for the company i told him i was computer illiterate but he still insisted that i try out so i did and it was alot to take on but i some what got it. So as a driver there was two black girls in dispatch i truly got along with but the day i walked in to dispatch it was like walking into the devils den they did not communicate with me did not want to teach me or answer any questions i would ask just silence so i compliant to my boss over and over again about how rude they where how unprofessional there words were and how the would call me names and tell people not to speak to me that i was the enemy.At first i did not understand why but then we got a new dispatcher that was related to them and a driver over heard them talking about me saying they was gonna run me out because there relative wanted my AM shift what should be my next step?

    • Eugene Lee on November 27, 2017 at 11:05 pm

      Unfortunately, that doesn’t sound like a legal issue, as you got along with them until you got promoted and came into direct competition with their relative. That sounds like office politics, which is not against the law. I recommend you try to resolve this going through the complaint channels at your employer, as this appears to be a company managerial issue.

  33. Richard A Trujillo on June 14, 2017 at 9:49 pm

    I have a question i work for a company that employs illeagle immegrants an puts them in a leadman position but the thing is your laedman knows no english cant read english and has a crew of 7nonspeaking english and 1 non speaking speaking spanish US citizen then move nonpeaking spanish

  34. Ga on January 24, 2017 at 11:44 am

    So I work in a fine dining steakhouse. I work behind the bar where all my coworkers are Hispanic and bilingual. My bar manager is as well. They constantly converse in Spanish. My manager will also constantly come back and speak Spanish to my coworkers as a whole. I am the only one who doesn’t speak Spanish. It makes me feel extremely uncomfortable and I also know on one occasion my manager was speaking badly about me in Spanish behind bar to one of my coworkers. Is this legal?

  35. PIR8 on April 11, 2016 at 10:16 am

    My wife applied for a job with a City in California several months ago, that is in the same department where she has worked in a different city in California for almost 10 years. This job would have been a step DOWN in pay and title, but was closer to where we live and in theory had more room for advancement.

    After months of going through their grueling hiring process, they sent a letter stating they wanted to proceed with the hiring process, and she just needed to do the Livescan ™ and pass their background check.

    A month later, another letter arrives stating she failed the background check, without any supporting documents or reasons, even though she requested a copy of anything they found (she’s maybe gotten a traffic ticket before and that’s it)

    They have since pulled the job position, so I am thinking that they used the last piece of the process to choose someone less qualified over her. Is there any recourse?


  36. vincent y ramirez on August 17, 2015 at 8:28 am

    I am 47 bias parties deny job fabricate lies: example SCB 15-1196 foia act how many parties share interest: rude past tentans rental contracts no access: BBB rude: calls, prejudice NSA v CIA 898 F.2d 235 DC: slut demand nerd: DC cir ?? discovery?

  37. Crystal Ramirez on February 16, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    Thank you for sharing such valuable insight and information. The importance of having your claims filed within the correct amount of time and with the right contentis crucial to success. In many cases a discrimination lawyer in Los Angeles
    could make the difference between winning and losing your case.

  38. Mister Mike on February 8, 2015 at 11:57 pm

    I have missed the deadlines – it has been a little over 2 years since I was fired, with two other older employees. I see some talk that I can sue under the Equal Pay Act for 3 years. I am in California. Is there anything that I can do?

  39. Luis on December 8, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    Thanks alot for sharing this blog with updated information.

    Indeed it was useful.

  40. The Pilot on October 24, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    DISCRIMINATED AGAINST!! When and IF a call back for an interview! Question, ” Do you speak Spanish? ” Answere, No. Born and raised in California! White Male 24, cannot qualify for the position. We are ” THE UNITED STATES of AMERICA !!! ”
    The #1 Language IS ENGLISH!!! WE the People, Proud to be, the U.S.of A.!!! What is wrong with this picture??? California, get smart, Vote and protect your Country, your State. God Bless

    • Ja'net Raines on May 3, 2018 at 8:04 pm

      Hell yeah! Your just 24 yes of age try being female , white, Blonde, ( which I pay for !) And more certified than all the illegal’s here, sorry to say but willing to . . . build that wall ! And change the current law . . . enter Calif. You better speak, write, know the pledge of allegiance. Become a citizen upon entery in order to get all that I CAN’T GET!. . OR NO ENTRY EVER . . NO COMING HERE FOR WORK. . CLEAN UP YOUR OWN COUNTRY AND STOP DIRTYING OURS . . AND WIPE YOU BUTT AND LEARN TO FLUSH IT. . DAMN SHAMEFUL ACTS NOT WELCOMED. NRA certified and not a crazy white chick either. . just American Born Breed and PROUD TO COVER OUR OWN !

  41. Michelle on April 5, 2012 at 2:14 am

    Thanks for this wonderful blog. I liked this information provided by you. Keep sharing such kind of blogs. Compliance and audits are a certain way which assures the best HR practices and metrics are being followed by the organization.

  42. Wayne Morrise on March 14, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    There are a lot of discrimination complaints you can check out online, different stories and different ways of discrimination I read lots of stories about it. Sad feelings for the discriminated persons.

  43. Reno carpet cleaning on January 6, 2012 at 1:40 am

    I just love the way you work. Thanks for sharing this great and interesting stuff. Fabulous post! I really enjoyed that.

  44. gbnoteversions on November 19, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    Very true is the need to contact a competent lawyer before starting the legal process by filing the complaint.  People are largely unaware of how what they are saying can be perceived and attacked.

  45. Labor Law Office on November 15, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    Hey, you have a great blog here! Excellent information for the reader. I’m definitely going to bookmark you!

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  46. georgefuller on October 20, 2011 at 7:23 am

    I wonder if an employer hurting or maltreating her
    employee, (house maid to be specific) is covered in the services offered by Los Angeles personal injury attorneys
    or in employment and labor law attorney

  47. Advogado Rio de Janeiro on June 26, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    We need to implement something like this here in Brazil!! So interesting post! Tks

  48. Sherman Texas Attorney on May 19, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    With the difficult economy, I would imagine that claim filings have increased. That could lead to increased processing time.

  49. CA Defense on March 19, 2010 at 9:09 am

    Having the ability to file online must really speed up the process from traditional mailing.

  50. Joe Markowitz on January 22, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    Have you noticed that the processing time for right to sue letters seems to have substantially increased lately?

    Thanks for putting up all this information. It is really useful. And thanks for visiting my site and for all the comments.

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