Aparicio-Mercado Law, L.C. helps clients prosecute discrimination and wrongful termination cases. We proudly serve our clients under the legacy of equal rights established in the U.S. during the civil rights movement. In 1959 California led the nation towards equal rights by enacting the Fair Employment Practices Act (“FEPA”). FEPA protected workers against discrimination based on race, religious creed, color, national origin and ancestry. Not long thereafter, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was signed into law by Lyndon B. Johnson giving equal protections to workers nationwide.
As the law developed under these new civil rights protections, the major test for employment discrimination was established by the Supreme Court of the United States in McDonnell Douglas Corp. v. Green 411 U.S. 792 (1973). This standard states that in a private, non-class action complaint under Title VII charging racial employment discrimination, the complainant has the burden of establishing a prima facie case, which he can satisfy by showing that (i) he belongs to a racial minority; (ii) he applied and was qualified for a job the employer was trying to fill; (iii) though qualified, he was rejected; and (iv) thereafter the employer continued to seek applicants with complainant's qualifications. (McDonnell Douglas Corp. v. Green 411 U.S. 792, 802 (1973)).
In 1980 California combined the Rumford Fair Housing Act and FEPA to create the current Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”). FEHA Currently protects workers against discrimination and wrongful termination based on race, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender preference, sexual orientation, medical condition, disability, marital status, veteran's status, FMLA, pregnancy, or reporting of illegal activity.
If someone fires you because you belong to a protected category that could mean that you have a wrongful termination case. Wrongful termination bases include race, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender preference, sexual orientation, medical condition, disability, marital status, veteran's status, FMLA, pregnancy, or reporting of illegal activity.
We would be more than happy to help you handle your discrimination or wrongful termination case on any of the above protected bases. Please contact us to receive a free case evaluation and determine if you should file for protection against discrimination.
Our core values are Integrity and Client Loyalty.We will fight for your Employment Rights.