Your job is your livelihood, and you deserve to work in an environment where your rights are respected and protected. Our Los Angeles employment lawyers understand that it can be devastating to be a victim of workplace discrimination. Whether it’s harassment, wrongful termination, or another illegal act. Those who are subject to such treatment can suffer serious mental, financial and even physical harm and should consider hiring an employment lawyer.
Fortunately, both state and federal laws are in place to prevent such workplace abuses from occurring. And when employment laws are violated, employees have the right to pursue just and fair compensation under the law.
How California Employment Law Works
Employment discrimination comes in many forms. Some of the most common types of discriminatory behavior engaged in by employers include:
- Sexual harassment/hostile work environment
- Wrongful termination
- Discrimination due to race, gender, age, orientation, disability etc.
- Wage and overtime violations
- Family and Medical Leave Act violations
- California Family Rights Act violations
- Whistleblower punishment
- Pregnancy discrimination
- Unpaid wages
- illegal demotions or discipline
Because employment law covers a wide range of ground and is subject to oversight from multiple state and federal agencies, it’s often advisable to work with an experienced employment attorney. B|B Law Group has a group of experienced Los Angeles employment lawyers who can assist you at each step of the process.
The process of pursuing litigation generally begins by filing a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing.
Victims of discrimination are asked to exhaust administrative remedies but may also petition these agencies for an immediate right to sue. Once a right to sue letter is granted, an employment attorney can file a claim in California state court.
Why California Employment Law Requires an Experienced Los Angeles Employment Lawyer
Employment litigation can be tricky, as many instances of discrimination are subtle. Employers will sometimes work to disguise illegal activity by claiming that adverse actions were the result of employee performance, the economy or other factors. An experienced employment attorney, like the ones at B|B Law Group can play an essential role in establishing that these adverse actions were, in fact, discriminatory in nature.
To speak to an experienced employment lawyer contact us today.