California Employment Law
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The company policy against discrimination states:
prohibits discrimination against employees and applicants …because of: (a) sex; (b) race; (c) color; (d) ancestry; (e) religious creed; (f) national origin; (g) physical or mental disability; (h) medical condition; (i) age; (j) marital status; (k) the taking of family and medical leave, per the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) or pregnancy disability leave; (l) sexual orientation; (m) political or religious opinions or affiliations; (n) gender identity, and (o) any other factor unrelated to job performance.
Does that mean I don't even need to prove I was discriminated against because of national origin?
It's because I'm working for County in CA and am protected by Union contract.
Your reply is very thorough and I'm very impressed. Please let me know if there's anything else that could help me.
I've filed with the EEOC Officer at the County who wanted to meet me on Monday to assess the situation prior to my filing. Would you be willing to review my write up stating the facts backing up my claim?
quote "rather than filing a lawsuit for breach of contract, since this is a union issue you will probably want to file a grievance alleging breach of your bargaining agreement pursuant to subsection "(o)." You would need to contact your union rep about that."
What does it mean "filing a grievance"? is it the same as "filing a lawsuit"?
what if my union rep doesn't want to jeopardize her relationship with management for other "bigger issues" to negotiate? can I go to private lawyer?
For clarification, I'm fortunate to have a supportive husband and we can afford legal fees. We have decided to pursue this matter to right the wrong and to stop my supervisor from doing the same with my other co-workers: stalling, harassing, rude, belittling. favoring incompetent workers based on her national origin, and so on. I have co-workers who asked me to stand up for them. Brief, please provide me with the best alternative to achieve this goal.
Should I sue my boss personally?