Civil Rights – Discrimination


Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley, LLP is a Beverly Hills civil rights law firm who believes in the dignity of all persons regardless of their race, sexual orientation, gender, religion or age. We stand up for people who have experienced illegal discrimination at work or in any other public establishment.

Federal and California state anti-discrimination laws protect people who have been discriminated against on the basis of sexual orientation, race, gender, national origin and/or age. If someone refused to accept your job application, refused to hire you, declined to promote you, terminated you, or otherwise treated you differently because they didn’t like your lifestyle, the color of your skin or where you are from, Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley, LLP can help you stand up for your right to be treated equally. Standing up for your right to be treated equally not only helps you, but also helps to create a just environment for everyone in your community. It helps to stop the business or individual from illegally discriminating against other people in the future. It empowers you so you don’t have to feel like a victim.

Discrimination cases are often tough cases to prove. You know it when you have been discriminated against, but proving it in a court of law with admissible evidence can be difficult. People who discriminate rarely admit that they do. Often times some of your closest friends and co-workers will not have the courage to stand up with you in your fight to be treated equally for fear of retaliation. Without the proper evidence or representation you will have a great deal of difficulty gathering evidence and proving what you know to be true — the fact that you were illegally discriminated against. Without the proper evidence or representation, proving a discrimination case can be as difficult as trying to prove why the person ordering food in front of you at lunch ordered a hamburger instead of a cheeseburger, why your father purchased a red car instead of a white car, or why you decided to watch “Law and Order” on television instead of “South Park”. The lawyers at Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley, LLP know the difference between a choice and illegal discrimination and they know how to prove it.

Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley, LLP can help you prove your case and counsel you on your legal rights and possible recourse. Our attorneys have extensive experience handling sexual harassment, civil rights, and employment discrimination cases, including those based upon race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and HIV/AIDS status. We support equality and positive societal changes in the working environment and society as a whole. Contact our law firm.