Employment discrimination occurs whenever a job applicant or employee is treated adversely because of his or her membership in a protected class. Federal and state laws protect different classes, although there is some overlap in protected classes. Federal Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, and sex; it applies to employers with at least 15 employees. The Federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits disability discrimination when an employer has at least 15 employees. An employment attorney in Ventura County or Los Angeles can help an employee bring a claim under these federal laws.
The state law prohibiting discrimination is the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), which provides protection to a broad range of classes, including sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, color, race, religion, ancestry, national origin, medical condition, mental or physical disability, and genetic information. You should not be subjected to discrimination based on any of these protected characteristics. Discrimination can include failure to hire, failure to promote, wrongful termination, demotion, or harassment. For example, if your supervisor and coworkers repeatedly send you sexual materials and make lewd comments in your presence, you could bring a claim for sexual harassment under FEHA.
Knoll Law Group is proud to feature attorneys who have successfully represented thousands of California clients. For many decades we have fought hard for the rights of our clients.
If you or a family member has experienced any kind of harassment, discrimination or wage problems at your place of business, please know that we are here to help. You can call us at (818) 610-0955 or use our case submission form. We offer free, no-obligation, and confidential consultations. We are here for you!
In short, employment law includes the various laws and regulations that employers must follow. They are required to treat employees equally, to compensate for overtime, to pay employees at least a minimum wage, and to provide adequate and appropriate meal breaks.
Most importantly, employers must provide a safe work environments. Employment law helps to secure all of these rights for workers.
We work hard to ensure that your employment rights are preserved. Some of the specific issues we can help with include:
- Employment discrimination
- Wage and hour disputes
- Independent worker classification clarification and disputes
- Overtime pay disputes
- Workers’ compensation cases
- Sexual harassment
If you or a family member has experienced any kind of harassment at work, make sure that the incident is well documented and then call an attorney for advice.
Even if your particular issue isn’t listed above, we can likely help you. We can help with a wide array of employment law cases, so please call us at (818) 610-0955 for a free consultation.
In cases like the above, there are often strict time limits during which you must act, so don’t hesitate to call us if you think you might need the advice or backing of an attorney. Because we don’t charge you upfront for our services, you only pay us if you receive a monetary reward.
You have nothing to lose, but quite a bit to gain by calling us if you think you have a case.
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