Employment Attorney in Sacramento County
California employment laws serve to protect workers from being wrongfully and unfairly treated in the workplace. Without the protection found in the laws and regulations of the California Labor Code, employees would be unable to perform their jobs due to harassment of different kinds. The Labor Code, as well as numerous other legislative acts, has been put in place so that employers and employees alike can know their rights, and so that violators can be held accountable for their actions.
Employment Law Practice Areas
If your employer retaliates against you for being a whistle blower, you may be entitled to compensation. Four examples of employer retaliation include: 1) firing you 2) demoting you 3) transferring you 4) reducing your hours.
When is Termination Wrongful? A termination is considered wrongful if it is done for an illegal reason, such as discrimination, or in retaliation for exercising a workplace right such as applying for workers’ compensation following a work injury.
It is unlawful to harass an employee because of their sex, California Government Code Section 12940(j)(1). Sexually harassing behaviors to be aware of at work include: 1) sexual favors 2) Unwanted sexual advances and propositions
What Types of Discrimination Are Illegal?
|Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
The FMLA allows eligible workers a total of 12 workweeks per year of paid or unpaid leave for medical emergencies and events such as childbirth, severe illness or injury of an immediate family member, and the like.
If your employer has fired you in violation of the terms of your employment contract, you may be entitled to seek compensation for breach of contract. Some samples of breach of contract include unpaid commissions and bonuses, unpaid salary, and stock options.
|Wage & Hour Claims
Many employers illegally withhold pay from employees. The following are examples of some of the most frequent violations: asking you to work off the clock, failure to pay the minimum wage….
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Contact a Sacramento County Employment Attorney
If you are being wrongfully treated on the job, get legal help today. Employment Lawyer’s Group focuses entirely on employees’ rights and will provide you with the advice and guidance you need when facing discrimination or harassment of any kind. Your initial evaluation is absolutely free, so contact our offices today!