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Employment Discrimination Law

Defending Against Employment Discrimination Claims

Discrimination in employment violates a number of federal laws such as Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. This means that employers cannot use age, race, sex, disability, ethnicity, religion or veteran’s status, etc., in making decisions to hire, fire, promote or discipline. It also prohibits the employer from retaliating against an employee who files a discrimination claim. The California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) has even greater anti-discrimination prohibitions.

The San Diego employment lawyer, Scott A. Wilson, has been advocating for employers in Southern California for more than 30 years. He has defended numerous clients against discrimination charges. In addition, he has helped clients develop strategies to prevent future charges of discrimination or retaliatory discharge.

Call an employment lawyer about defending against a discrimination claim.

Contact Scott A. Wilson in San Diego, California, at 619.234.9011.

Many of his cases involve the multiple issues that arise when an employee alleges that he or she was wrongfully terminated because the employee belongs to a protected class. An increasing number of cases stem from allegations of age discrimination, a phenomenon that will only grow as the U.S. population ages.

Employment discrimination and Indian gaming

Federal law exempts Tribal casino employers from Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act (prohibiting employment discrimination on the basis of sex, race, national origin, religious affiliation, etc.) as well as Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (prohibiting discrimination against individuals based upon disability). Indian gaming casinos are not required to comply with these statutes. [Link to Indian Gaming Issues Practice Area] However, some tribes have negotiated gaming compacts with states that require the tribe to comply with anti-discrimination laws. Mr. Wilson advises casino operators about the applicability of various employment statutes to their operations.

Whether conducting a seminar or developing a response to an employee discrimination claim, Mr. Wilson uses his experience and his knowledge of state and federal employment law to advocate and counsel clients. Contact his San Diego office to discuss any employment discrimination matter. Call him at 619.234.9011 (office), 619.851.8441 (cellular) or email to scott@pepperwilson.com.