California Employment Law
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The employer's comments, in my opinion, are meaningless drivel intended to avoid any possible discussion of the issues involved. You apparently believe that the employer's conduct towards you as opposed to the conduct with the other employee is discriminatory in nature. Bringing this to the employer's attention in a manner that does not flatly request an investigation and explanation of the difference in treatment is probably a waste of your time. If you believe that an incident represents actionable discrimination, then describe the incident to the employer and ask for an explanation as to why it's not unlawful discrimination. If the employer refuses to address the issue, then file another DFEH complaint.
Just be sure that what you have is in fact actionable discrimination, and be prepared to be fired, because most employer's knee jerk reaction to this sort of thing is to terminate the employee and then deal with the collateral damage later if it arises.Hope this helps. NOTICE: My goal here is to entertain while educating the public about the law. I hope my answer is useful and informative to you. During our conversation, the website may ask you to rate my answer. If you rate my answer lower than the middle rating, then the website retains your entire payment, and I receive nothing. It is entirely your choice as to how you rate my answer. However, because your payment to me is in the nature of a donation/gift, rather than as compensation for any services rendered, you are entitled to know how your rating affects the final distribution of your donation. If you need to contact me again, please put my user id at the beginning of your question ("To Socrateaser"), and the system will send me an alert. Please Click the following link for IMPORTANT LEGAL INFORMATION. Thanks and best wishes!
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