Employment Law Attorney Sacramento, CA
Employment Law Attorney
Personal Injury Attorney Hanecak’s employment law attorneys have extensive experience in fighting for their clients’ rights. Our employment law attorneys handle both state and federal harassment, discrimination, and retaliation claims.
California Fair Employment Housing Act (FEHA)
Many protections for employees in the state of California are found in the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). The FEHA is one of the strongest laws in the nation affording protection to California employees from discrimination, retaliation and harassment in the course of their employment. In addition to the FEHA, there are also labor and California common law that provide protections for California workers.
Protections from Wrongful Employment Practices in California
Personal Injury Attorney Hanecak’s employment law attorneys fight for employees who have suffered discrimination, harassment or retaliation based on their:
- Age (if over 40)
- Gender identity
- Marital status
- National origin
- Sex (including if you are pregnant or related medical conditions)
- Sexual orientation
- Engaged in a Protected Activity, such as whistle-blowing or asserting employee rights
Personal Injury Attorney Hanecak also fight for employees who suffer discrimination because they are perceived by their employer to fall into one of the foregoing categories of discrimination. In other words, the law protects employees who suffer discrimination because their employer, for example, believes the employees have engaged in a protected activity, even if they have not done so.
Where is an employee protected?
Under California, employers cannot discriminate against their employees who fall into a protected category, by doing the following activities:
- Assigning work
- Providing benefits
- Raising wages or salaries
An employer may discriminate by assigning an employee tasks that are beneath the employee’s abilities or assign the employee a distasteful task that it not within the employee’s job description. Similarly, the employer may threaten the employee with termination or otherwise materially affect the terms and conditions of his or her employment.
Employers Have a Duty to Prevent Harassment, Discrimination, and Retaliation
Employers have a duty to prevent workplaces from becoming hostile environments. Employers are required to prevent harassment and discrimination and must investigate any workplace complaints. Employees should always feel that they are able to report any discrimination or retaliation in the workplace. Employers must take affirmative steps to stop the harassment.
The employment law attorneys at Personal Injury Attorney Hanecak have extensive knowledge of California employment laws. We seek to offer our assistance to those who have been discriminated against or harassed based on the above. Our attorneys have represented employees in cases in which the employer does nothing to prevent the on-going harassment by an employee’s coworkers or supervisors. They have also represented employees who have suffered retaliation for making complaints to supervisors or filing lawsuits.
What Are Your Options?
If you believe you are, or were, the victim of illegal discrimination, harassment, or retaliation in the workplace, you may have rights that can be enforced under the law. Your options may include filing a state or federal lawsuit or a state or federal administrative claim. Depending on your circumstances, you may be entitled to back pay, reinstatement of your position, money damages, as well as attorneys’ fees. Not every case will be entitled to all of the above damages. Each case is evaluated on an individual basis. Not all unfavorable employer conduct is wrongful and actionable under the law. An employer or supervisor is not required to be respectful or polite at work. What is wrongful and actionable is when an employer or supervisor takes inappropriate and wrongful action for a reason protected by law, such as race, religion, national origin, etc. It is important that you act quickly because the time period for bringing your claims is limited by law and you may be forever barred from bringing your claim if you wait too long.
Let Personal Injury Attorney Hanecak Be Your Employment Law Attorney and Help You Today!
At Personal Injury Attorney Hanecak, our experienced employment law attorneys provide our potential clients with a free consultation to help determine your options. Based on our analysis of your case, it is possible that you will not be charged any upfront fees and we will not be paid unless your case settles or is successful at trial! We have successfully prosecuted actions for victims of workplace discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. Call us today at (916) 919-8821 to set up your FREE consultation today!