Case Types

Are You Being Harassed At Work?

While some people, unfortunately, choose to make rude remarks, continuous insensitivity and hostility at work is considered harassment. Uncomfortable comments, actions or requests related to sexual activity is considered sexual harassment.

Any type of harassment is unacceptable.  We recommend contacting an attorney as soon as you can if you are being harassed at work. Some people fear the harassment will worsen or that they will lose their jobs if they get a lawyer involved. On the contrary, we will fight to end any harassment against you and protect you from any possible retaliation.

Seek Legal Protection

Nobody should have to endure workplace harassment or discrimination. Do not hesitate to email us or call (661)Justice (587-8423) for a free consultation.

We have helped employees uphold the rights they deserve at work.

We don’t get paid unless you do.

We help our clients in their efforts to

  1. Recover lost wages
  2. Obtain money for lost future earnings
  3. Have employment reinstated of employment
  4. Recover attorney’s fees
  5. Recover court costs
  6. Obtain an award of punitive damages.

 

We handle all types of employment discrimination including the following: 

Sex Discrimination

Both men and women can be victims of sex-based discrimination.  Sex discrimination may create an environment where an employee is treated less favorably than peers because of gender.  Employers are forbidden from making decisions regarding hiring, promotion, demotion, termination, compensation, job training, or other terms and conditions of employment based on an employee’s sex.  Employers are also forbidden from creating or tolerating a hostile work environment based on an employee’s sex.

Sex-based discrimination is prohibited by both federal law (Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Pregnancy Discrimination Act; and the Equal Pay Act) and state law (California Fair Employment and Housing Act).  Prohibited discrimination includes discrimination based on gender, gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation (including heterosexuality, homosexuality, and bisexuality) (CA Gov. Code Sec. 12900 et seq.)

Pregnancy Discrimination

The California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) prohibits employment practices that discriminate based on pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions.

Race Discrimination

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination based on race, color, or national origin.  Section 1981 of the Civil Rights Act of 1866 prohibits race discrimination in employment and applies to discrimination against groups of any race.

Disability Discrimination

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination based on disability and requires employers to make reasonable accommodations to disabled employees unless accommodating the disability would pose an undue hardship for the employer.  Employers may not make decisions related to hiring, firing, promotions, job assignments, or compensation based upon an employee’s disability. If a potential hire or employee is disabled but can perform the essential duties associated with the job at hand, the employee is entitled to be treated the same as non-disabled employees.

Age Discrimination

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) forbids employers from making decisions such as hiring, promotion, demotion, termination, compensation, and benefits based on age if the person is age 40 or older.

Religious Discrimination

It is illegal for employers to discriminate based on religion. Religion includes all aspects of religious observance and practice, the absence of religion, and moral or ethical beliefs that are sincerely held with the strength of traditional religious views.  Employers are forbidden from making decisions regarding hiring, promotion, demotion, termination, compensation, job training, and other terms and conditions of employment based on the employee’s religion. Religious discrimination is prohibited by both federal and state law.

 

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