California Retaliation Lawyers
Are you struggling at work because of harassment or discrimination? Bringing an employment law claim is scary because you can face retaliation. Odds are, if you’re reading this, that’s exactly what happened to you. Our California retaliation lawyers can help. Call today to talk about your claim.
We Protect Your Rights
Retaliation is a form of discrimination. When you bring a claim forward and you are retaliated against, know that it is illegal for your employer to do that. We can take action against your employer for doing that. You have a right to bring a claim for harassment or discrimination.
We represent the following types of cases:
- Age discrimination
- Racial discrimination
- Sexual harassment
- Pregnancy discrimination
- Disability discrimination
- And more
When you bring your claim to HR or a supervisor, you expect your issues to be taken care of. No one should put up with harassment or discrimination at work. You may find, however, that some people are not so understanding.
If you are wrongfully punished, fired, or treated after bringing a claim to your higher ups, you may have a case of retaliation on your hands.
Our California retaliation lawyers will not tolerate this. We know how to fight these cases.
How the State of California Protects Employees
It is enforced by state law that you be protected from retaliation. The California Labor Code is there to help you. Because of this, you are allowed to pursue a claim against the employer who retaliated against you. These cases can get expensive for your employer because when your case is successful the employer is responsible for the following:
- Emotional distress
- Costs of a lawyer
- Back pay
- Lost benefits
- And more
We fight for your full justice.
How to Get Started
You’re at the beginning without an idea of what to do next. That’s where our California retaliation lawyers step in to help. Our first job is to help you identify the retaliation your employer took against you. We will build a case with you against that employer. This is what we do best.
You’ve already taken an important step by reading through this. Now you need to take action and call our office right away. Call us to schedule a consultation. You will get your own personalized plan.
Examples of Retaliation in the Workplace
Retaliation can happen in many ways. The one thing that every case of retaliation has in common is the fact that an employee rightfully brought forward a complaint about harassment or discrimination. If you do this, your boss is not allowed to retaliate or punish you for bringing a claim. It is within your right to do so.
A common form of retaliation is getting fired. If you brought forward a complaint within your right to HR or a supervisor, for example, a coworker was making racially insensitive comments to you, then your employer lets you go, that’s retaliation. Or if you tell your boss that you are uncomfortable with things he says and does and you feel like you are being sexually harassed by him and he then fires you, that is considered retaliation as well.
Let’s say that you are being discriminated against based on your religious beliefs. Someone in your management tells you to remove your hijab because it’s scary to clients. You go to HR and tell them that you feel that management is discriminating against you based on religion. Not long after, you are demoted to a position where clients won’t physically see you. That is retaliation.
Yet another way you may be retaliated against includes someone not hiring you. For example, let’s say you are going through the application process for a job. You have done two phone interviews that went really well. They want to meet you one more time in person to get to know you and do another interview. This is all seeming like they want to hire you. But you’re visibly pregnant. You walk into the interview and the boss looks at your stomach and says, “We’re really looking for someone who is ready to take the responsibilities of this job on right away.” It’s very disappointing. You don’t hear back from the job. You think you won’t get the position because you’re pregnant so you go to the EEOC and they begin to investigate. They come back and tell you that the company hadn’t made their choice. They were going to hire you but now that you filed this claim they won’t. With the help of a California retaliation lawyer, this is a lawsuit that you may be able to bring.
Call Our California Retaliation Lawyers Today
You’ve gone through enough uncertainty and stress. You don’t need to go through more. Let us ease your worries. Call today to get started.
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