San Rafael Discrimination Lawyers Fighting for Employees

Discrimination in the workplace is against the law. Despite the presence of laws designed to shield workers from discriminatory practices, such incidents remain all too common in various work environments throughout California, including offices, construction sites, and more.

At McCormack Law Firm, our employment attorneys in San Rafael are committed to advocating for those who have faced discrimination on the job. Discrimination can manifest in numerous forms, all rooted in protected characteristics such as age, race, color, gender, national origin, religion, pregnancy, or disability.

Standing up for employees in San Rafael and throughout the Bay Area facing discrimination in the workplace.

What a relief it was to have someone who listened and understood all my concerns.

- Husain N., San Francisco

Discrimination in the workplace can take many forms in San Rafael


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Discrimination may manifest through an employer's negative actions affecting an employee's recruitment, termination, training, salary, benefits, promotion, or transfer, among other employment facets. Instances of discriminatory conduct in the workplace can encompass, but are not limited to:

  • Refusing to hire job seekers because of their age
  • Failing to provide training opportunities to women due to their pregnancy
  • Promoting certain workers over others due to their race
  • Firing an employee because of his or her religious beliefs

Discrimination in any form should not be tolerated by workers. McCormack Law Firm is prepared to help you receive the compensation you deserve. Our discrimination lawyers offer free consultations. Pay nothing unless you win.

We recognize the challenges in voicing concerns and filing a complaint against an employer. Yet, workplace discrimination is not just unjust; it's illegal. The employment lawyers at McCormack Law Firm are here to address any questions or worries you might have regarding any discrimination you've encountered at work.

Did you know that job applicants and employees are protected from discrimination in San Rafael California?

If you're a job applicant or an employee who has faced unjust treatment due to characteristics legally protected, you might be eligible for compensation for the discrimination endured. Should you suspect your discrimination claim against your employer holds merit, the experienced discrimination attorneys at McCormack Law Firm are prepared to guide you through each phase of the legal journey and support you throughout the entire process.

What constitutes discrimination?

It is important for San Rafael employees to know and understand their rights under California law, as well as what qualifies as workplace discrimination and what does not.

The state’s workers are protected from discrimination under the federal Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA).

In order to have a discrimination claim, the employee has to demonstrate that the employer took an adverse employment action against him or her. In addition, it must have been at least partly driven by discrimination based on the specific personal characteristics protected under the law.

Adverse actions can include but are not limited to:

  • Termination of employment

  • Negative performance reviews

  • Demotions or pay cuts

  • Failture to hire

  • Any other negative decision that has a significant impact on the terms and conditions of employment


Approximately 35% of discrimination claims are race-based while 30% are based on disability.

How do I know if I have a discrimination claim?

Minor irritations may contribute to an uncomfortable work environment but don't automatically amount to discrimination unless they violate legal statutes. Furthermore, experiencing negative employment outcomes like termination or demotion doesn't automatically justify a discrimination lawsuit.

An employee who suspects they have been the victim of discrimination needs to demonstrate that the employer's actions were motivated by one or more of the employee's legally protected attributes.

Proving a connection between an employer's actions and a protected characteristic often presents a complex challenge. The skilled discrimination lawyers at McCormack Law Firm possess the expertise to assess the validity of your discrimination claim against your employer and to secure the most favorable resolution for your situation.

Reasonable accommodations can include:
  • Medical Leave

  • Modified Schedules

  • Assistive Equipment

Reasonable accommodations enable the individual to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

What is the FEHA?

Employees in San Rafael has protections under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). In California, FEHA safeguards individuals who are either actually part of a protected class or are perceived to be, from discrimination. This legislation bars employers from discriminating against employees or job applicants based on characteristics such as race, religion, national origin, color, ancestry, mental or physical disability, medical condition, marital status, sexual orientation, and gender.

FEHA mandates that employers make reasonable accommodations for employees or applicants with disabilities, those who are pregnant, or those who adhere to specific religious beliefs or practices. These accommodations, which are intended to allow the individual to carry out the core duties of their job, can range from medical leave and altered work schedules to the provision of specialized equipment.

Common types of discrimination by San Rafael employers


Racial Discrimination

Racial discrimination in the workplace manifests when an applicant or an existing employee faces adverse treatment due to race-associated characteristics, including skin color, facial features, or hair texture. This form of discrimination encompasses a range of behaviors, from the use of racial epithets to derogatory comments. Victims might find themselves unjustly terminated, overlooked for promotions, or treated unfavorably compared to their colleagues on the basis of race.

Although the law does not cover minor, isolated incidents, casual jokes, or sporadic teasing, a person might have grounds for a racial discrimination claim if they are exposed to a work environment that is hostile to the extent of enduring severe or widespread harassment related to their race.


Take action. Talk to a Lawyer Today.

Should you suspect that you've been subjected to discrimination at work, there are measures you can adopt to address this illegal conduct and minimize its impact on your life. The team of discrimination attorneys at McCormack Law Firm is dedicated to defending the rights of workers in San Rafael and across the San Francisco Bay Area. Reach out to us now to discover more about your legal rights and the ways we can assist you in pursuing fairness and justice.

Client testimonials

This law firm was the only one to answer the phone out of the 15-20 law firms that I called that day. I had a wrongful termination case and Bryan really took the time to listen and understand what happened in my situation, and he knows the law to a T. – Shanic M.

I was owed wages and overtime and my employer refused to pay me. So I hired them to file a lawsuit. Bryan easily understood my very complicated case and I am happy with the results. – Ebi Z.

I didn’t have to pay anything, the firm took the whole risk of managing the case. Through the 14 months, Bryan always kept me updated, was very responsive and patient to questions I had. We achieved a resolution out of court in my favor, making me even happier about the experience. – Peter S.

I can honestly say that my experience with Bryan was all the way positive from day one… We had very high expectations about our case and in the end we got what we hoped for. – Roger J.

I won my trial and I got more than I expected. Everyone in the office is so nice and helpful. Even after everything was finished I could call a few weeks after and ask questions to make sure I was protected and they are more than helpful. – Husain N.

I never had to pay Bryan anything up front, nor was ever pressured to settle early. We ended up settling morning of the trial. Bryan is a really sharp, aggressive, seasoned attorney and knew the law inside and out about whistleblower cases. – Kyle B.

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We offer free consultations, and there is no fee unless you win your case. Our experienced discrimination lawyers at McCormack Law Firm are available to answer your questions or concerns.