Wrongful Termination, Discrimination and Harassment Lawyers
When a person is wrongfully terminated, discriminated against, or harassed in a hostile workplace environment, our lawyers can give essential support. A wrongful discharge, discrimination and harassment lawyer is experienced with wrongful termination and other workplace protection laws, which apply to matters where an employee has been terminated illegally, suffered retaliation, or subjected to discrimination or harassing conduct. If you are considering suing for wrongful termination, we can assist people fired based on religion, sex, sexual orientation, race, disability, marital status, national origin or gender identity or for refusing to do an illegal act or who takes part in whistleblower activities. The assistance of a lawyer when suing for wrongful termination, discrimination or harassment is very important in these cases.
Wrongful Termination, Discrimination, and Harassment Laws & Suing For Wrongful Termination
Wrongful termination laws outline the rules for people fired illegally. Wrongful dismissal and wrongful discharge are other terms used for employees who were wrongfully terminated. If you’re wondering if suing for wrongful termination is a good move, it is crucial to understand the basics of what is wrongful termination before anything else. California is an at-will state, meaning employers can discipline or fire employees at will.
Because a worker lost his or her job in a troubling manner doesn’t necessarily mean the employer wrongfully terminated the employee. In many cases, an employee must file a complaint with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH, the state organization charged with investigating discrimination allegations) or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC, the federal organization responsible for investigating employment complaints) before filing a lawsuit. The particulars regarding wrongful termination suits are complicated, so excellent legal counsel is a must.
Examples of unlawful discrimination include age, race, gender preference, and mental and physical disability discrimination. Regardless of the reason, discrimination is against the law, and you deserve to fight it. Our lawyers also fight all forms of workplace harassment, including racial, sexual, and gender-preference harassment.
Employees with disabilities are protected by a complex combination of state, federal and local regulations, including the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) and the federal Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA).
These laws provide important rights to patients:
- The right to take medical leave under state and federal law — California law provides additional medical leave beyond the scope of the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
- The right to reasonable accommodations — Accommodations may include modification of work hours, office environment or equipment.
- The right to work without being forced to take leave — if you are able to perform your job, your employer cannot force you to take leave.
- The right to privacy — while you must disclose certain information to your employer, there are laws that protect your privacy and medical records.
- The right to be free from discrimination — if your employer or co-workers treat you unfairly because of your illness or you are unfairly terminated from employment, our lawyers can help.
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