FAQ on Lawsuits Against an Employer
What is a contingency fee?
A contingency fee is a contact in which an attorney agrees that he or she will receive no payment for his or her services until a recovery is made on the client’s behalf.
Do I have to file a lawsuit in order to receive compensation?
The answer is no. An attorney can be retained to represent your interests and negotiate with a claim adjuster, defendant or an insurance company without filing a lawsuit. 98% of cases settle without proceeding to trial.
Can I sue my employer if my employer or boss discriminates against me?
The fair employment and housing act identifies certain areas in which an employer is not permitted to harass or discriminate against an employee. The main areas that are protected against discrimination are gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, age, and religion.
What is discrimination?
Discrimination is when an employer takes adverse employment actions against an employee because of the employee’s traits that are different from others or their own.
What is an adverse employment action?
An adverse employment action could be a disciplinary write-up or suspension from work. There are other adverse employment actions, but those are the main two.
How long do I have to file a lawsuit against my employer?
If you are filing a lawsuit against your employer claiming harassment or discrimination you have 6 months from the date of the last incident of harassment or discrimination to file a claim with the department of fair employment and housing.
Where can I get a claim form to submit to the department of fair employment and housing?
These claim forms are available on the department of fair employment and housing website.