Civil Rights Discrimination
The Unruh Civil Rights Act (Unruh Act, Civil .Code. §51) guarantees every person in California “full and equal” access to “all business establishments of every kind whatsoever” and imposes a duty on business establishments to serve all persons without arbitrary discrimination.
To bring a claim under the Unruh Act The Plaintiff has the burden to prove that:
1. He/She has been a victim of Discriminatory Conduct;
2. By a Proper Defendant (i.e. a “business establishment”) business establishments are defined very broadly and include places such as: (1) places of public accommodation or amusement; (2) public schools and (3) with some exception nonprofit organizations;
3. He/She is a member of a protected class.
a. Some of the recognized protected classes include:
iv. Medication condition;
v. Marital status;
vi. Sexual orientation.
4. And that the establishment denied access to “accommodations, advantages, facilities, privileges, or services.”
If you or a loved one feels that your rights might have been affected, or you have been discriminated against, please contact the Rejali Law Firm. Attorney Omid Rejali has a passion to make sure that people are not discriminated against, or deterred from having access to a place of public accommodation and will make sure that the business establishments liable for such conduct are prosecuted.
These cases are handled on a contingency fee basis. Meaning no recovery, no fee. So, what are you waiting for, Contact us, for your FREE and CONFIDENTIAL consultation.