Did you suffer discrimination in the workplace? Do you work or did you used to work at Tesla? If so, you might have expected to be treated with some respect simply based on the company’s grand reputation. Tesla, formerly known as Tesla Motors, was founded in July 2003; the company is mainly known for the production of electric vehicles. The company is owned by Elon Musk and employs approximately 45,000 people.
If you suffered discrimination in the workplace during your time working at Tesla, you might have grounds to take legal action. You should contact the employment attorneys at California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group.
At California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group, our lawyers have many years of experience handling all sorts of claims – including employment discrimination claims. At our firm, we are dedicated to fighting for the rights of employees. All employees should be treated with dignity and respect; the companies that mistreat their employees should be held accountable. If you are interested in learning more about your right to sue Tesla for the discrimination to which you were subjected in the workplace, do not hesitate to contact our firm today.
What is Discrimination?
Discrimination can be defined as the unjust or prejudiced treatment of people based on protected personal characteristics. Unfortunately, discrimination has always been common in employment. Some examples of discrimination in the workplace include the following:
- Being denied the opportunity to work on an important project because the manager dislikes people of your race
- Being constantly passed up for a promotion even if you are the most qualified based on management’s discomfort with your sexual orientation
- Being demoted and tasked with menial tasks because of your age and your boss’s preference for younger, “more-capable” employees
- Being fired after becoming disabled and requesting a reasonable accommodation
If you believe that you have been discriminated against in the workplace, you should explore the possibility of taking legal action against the employer. Whether you suffered discrimination at Tesla or any other company in which you were working, it is essential that you seek legal assistance with our experts at your earliest convenience. Our lawyers will evaluate your claim, help you understand your rights as an employee, and guide you towards taking legal action. Do not hesitate to contact the experts at California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group.
What Laws Protect Employees from Discrimination in the Workplace?
Without a doubt, there are laws on both the federal and state level that protect employees from unjust treatment in the workplace. Some of the most important employment laws include the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (federal) and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (state). The Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination in the workplace on the basis of age, gender, rage, origin, disability, and religion, for example (it is important to note that a number of laws have been created to add even more protections for employees). The California Fair Employment and Housing Act also offers similar protections; employees are protected from discrimination on the basis of religion, origin, race, age, disability, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, medical conditions, genetics, marital status, and military/veteran status, for example.
If you would like to learn more about the specific laws that protect you and all other employees from discrimination and unfair treatment in the workplace, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the employment attorneys at our law firm at your earliest convenience.
The EEOC and DFEH
There are employment agencies on the federal and (sometimes) the state level that handle all sorts of employment claims that arise due to unfair treatment in the workplace. On the federal level, there is the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC is responsible for handling all employment claims that are relevant to federal employment laws. On the state level, in California specifically, there is the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH). The DFEH also handles employment claims. In general, there is significant overlap within the agencies – so much that they actually work together to handle claims effectively.
How do these employment agencies work? After an employee brings forth a discrimination claim, for example, the appropriate employment agency begins an investigation. During the investigation process, representatives of the employment agency will likely interview the claimant as well as other parties included in the allegations of discrimination. In many cases, other employees will also be interviewed. Upon concluding the investigation, the employment agency could decide to take action against the employer (that is, if the employer violated any employment laws).
Could You Sue?
Do you have the right to sue? Can you sue Tesla for the discrimination that you suffered? Although your first thought might be to file a claim directly against Tesla, doing so is not immediately possible. Because of the different employment agencies on the federal and state level, employment claims must first go through the appropriate employment agency. After the specific employment agency concludes the investigation against the employer or after the claimant directly requests the right to sue, the EEOC or DFEH will grant the right to sue and the claimant can pursue his or her claim in civil court.
If you would like to learn more about the process of filing an employment discrimination claim as well as your right to sue your employer in civil court, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the employment experts at California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group Our lawyers are ready to guide you throughout the entire process and help you understand your right to sue.
Could You Recover Monetary Compensation?
If you suffered employment discrimination, you could recover monetary compensation upon successfully filing a claim. Could you really recover compensation? If you are eligible to receive compensation, how much could you recover? What type of compensation could you be eligible to receive if you suffered discrimination in the workplace?
Depending on the details surrounding your employment discrimination claim, you could be eligible to recover monetary compensation for all or some of the following:
- Lost income – for the wages lost in correlation with the discrimination suffered (could include back pay and front pay)
- Lost benefits – for all the work-related benefits lost as a result of the discrimination suffered (such as health insurance, retirement plans, stock options, etc.)
- Pain and suffering – for the mental and emotional distress suffered because of the employment discrimination suffered (examples include depression, anxiety, uncertainty, fear, etc.)
- Punitive damages – for punishment towards the defendant
If you would like more information on the specific type and amount of compensation that you could be eligible to receive if you pursue a claim against Tesla after suffering any sort of discrimination, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group at your earliest convenience. Our lawyers are ready to handle your claim and aggressively fight for your right to recover the compensation that you deserve. You can trust that our employment attorneys will fight for your right to recover the monetary compensation that you deserve. Do not hesitate to contact us at your earliest convenience.
Understanding the Time that You Have to Sue
If you suffered discrimination during your time at Tesla, there is no doubt that you can take action against the company. However, all legal action is subject to strict timelines. These are called statutes of limitations. A statute of limitations determines the specific length of time that claimants have to pursue their claims. In general, the applicable statute of limitations is based on the type of claim being pursued – employment claims are different, though.
All employment claims must be filed with an employment agency – such as the EEOC or DFEH discussed above. These employment agencies enforce very specific deadlines. Consider the following points:
- EEOC allows 300 days to file a claim with the agency (in California) and 90-days to file a lawsuit after granting the right-to-sue to claimants
- DFEH allows 1 year to file a claim with the agency and 1 year to file a lawsuit after granting the right-to-sue to claimants
To ensure that you have a thorough understanding of the specific time that you have to pursue your claim, it is essential that you seek legal assistance as soon as possible – as failing to understand the applicable deadline could result in losing the right to sue. If you are ready to learn more about the specific length of time that you have to file your claim, do not hesitate to contact our firm and speak to our employment attorneys as soon as possible.
Contact Our Law Firm Immediately
Did you suffer workplace discrimination at Tesla? If you were unfairly treated in the workplace based on a protected personal characteristic, you might have grounds to pursue a discrimination claim against Tesla. To learn more about your right to pursue a claim for the discrimination that you suffered during your time working at Tesla, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the employment attorneys at California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group.
At California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group, our lawyers have many years of experience handling all sorts of employment claims. Our lawyers are dedicated to representing the best interests of employees that have been unjustly victimized in the workplace. We firmly believe that all employees have the right to be treated fairly in the workplace – and we are ready to hold employers accountable for their actions against their employees.
To ensure that all victimized employees have access to the legal assistance that they need to pursue an employment claim against their employer, our firm offers free legal services – which include free consultations and free second opinions. During our free consultations and free second opinions, our lawyers will be available to answer all your questions and address all your concerns; you can be certain that our lawyers will provide you with all the information that you need to start or continue your claim against Tesla. If you would like to benefit from our free legal services, do not hesitate to contact our law firm at your earliest convenience.
Our free legal services are available as part of our Zero-Fee guarantee. Our Zero-Fee guarantee ensures that our clients will never have to worry about paying any upfront legal fees for any of our legal services. Our law firm is also strictly based on a contingency structure; this means that our clients will not be required to pay anything until after reaching a successful claim outcome.
Are you ready to discuss your claim with the experts at our firm? If so, do not hesitate to contact our law firm at your earliest convenience. Our lawyers are ready to fight for your rights.