Yorba Linda Employment Lawyers
Have you been discriminated against in the workplace? Has your employer not paid you fair compensation for the hours you have worked? Have you been sexually harassed by a co-worker, supervisor or client? Have you been wronfully terminated?
It may be possible to hold your employer accountable for their actions and compensation may be available for the losses you have suffered. Anyone dealing with these types of issues would be well advised to discuss his or her legal rights and options with an experienced Yorba Linda employment lawyer.
Call 949-203-3814 for immediate legal assistance.
Discrimination in the Workplace
Discrimination comes in many forms and none of them are acceptable in the workplace. Types of discrimination that are prohibited under federal or state labor laws include:
- Ageism or age discrimination: This is when supervisors or co-workers stereotype people based on their age alone. In such cases, individuals may not get the promotion they deserve or the new job they are applying for simply because they are a certain age. Most ageism cases involve older individuals, but ageism protections exist for young workers as well. Decisions at the workplace cannot be based solely on the age of the worker.
- Gender discrimination: This involves the unequal treatment of people because of their gender. Gender discrimination in the workplace often involves unequal pay, discriminatory job standards and withholding of promotions because of the sex of the worker. There are many acts that prohibit unequal and unfair treatment of workers because of their gender including the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Pay Act and the Pregnancy Discrimination Act.
- Racial discrimination: It is wrong and illegal, to treat people differently because of their race. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act prohibits businesses from making decisions based on race when determining whom to hire, whom to promote, what salaries to offer, who should receive job training and who should be let go. The law also prohibits employers from stereotyping a person because of the race of his or her spouse, friends or acquaintances.
- Disability discrimination: Making business decisions based solely on whether a person is disabled is prohibited under California law. If the applicant, for example, is capable of performing the required job tasks despite their disability, the employer must make reasonable accommodations for the applicant. In California, all employers with five or more employees are required to make reasonable accommodations for someone with a known disability as long as those accommodations do not result in undue hardship.
Hours and Wage Disputes
It is common for companies to violate the Fair Labor Standards Act in an attempt to save money. California labor law reinforces the many protections provided to workers by the Fair Labor Standards Act. There are exceptions to the rule, but in general, workers who perform work related tasks for over eight hours a day or 40 hours a week must be paid overtime for the extra hours worked.
Sadly, it is common for workers to experience unwanted and unwelcomed sexual attention at the workplace. Victims of sexual advances, lewd comments and unlawful quid pro quo threats can fight back by filing a sexual harassment suit against their employers. Workplaces that allow sexual harassment and foster a hostile environment should be held accountable for their wrongdoing. There are thousands of sexual harassment cases filed each year. It is common for sexual harassment complaints to go unreported because of the fear of retaliation.
Yorba Linda Employment Lawyers
If you believe you were wrongfully terminated, harassed or did not receive the payment you were due, the experienced Yorba Linda employment lawyers at Bisnar Chase can help you better understand your legal rights and options. The best employment lawyers work on a contingency basis, which means that they will not get paid until you win your case. Please call us at 949-203-3814 or fill out the online form to schedule a free, comprehensive and confidential consultation.