Has someone within your company made unwanted sexual advances in your direction? Have you been subjected to unsavory approaches or conversations of a sexual nature that make you uncomfortable? Has someone threatened your position or financial livelihood without sexual cooperation? If so, you have not only been put in a despicable position, you have also been subjected to illegal activity that can be prosecuted in the court of law. Allow our attorneys to help you work through this awful situation today, while helping your recover financially, as a result, subject to sexual harassment at work, we are here to help you. Give the lawyers at Aarons Ward a call to see if we can help to keep Justice On Your Side.
What is a Disability Under the Law? In California, a person is considered disabled if a condition inhibits at least one of their major life activities. Simply put, this means that some mental or physical condition makes performing daily activities more difficult, such as breathing, seeing, walking, bathing, working, socializing, reading, eating, digesting, hearing, speaking, etc.. Some disabilities are easily apparent to the others; i.e., being confined to a wheel-chair, requiring the use of a cane, speech impediments, or physical disfigurements and amputations. However, many other disabilities are not so apparent.
Pregnancy discrimination happens when an employee who is pregnant or plans to be pregnant and start a family is discriminated against by her employer for her status or her choice. If you are pregnant or plans to be pregnant and your employer refuses to allow you to take leaves for your medical check-up or if you are not provided with reasonable accommodations at work, then your employer could be guilty of pregnancy discrimination.
Wrongful termination or illegal termination happens when an employee is terminated without valid or lawful cause. This usually happens when you are terminated due to discrimination, whether it be age discrimination, racial discrimination, gender discrimination, disability discrimination, religious discrimination, pregnancy discrimination, national origin discrimination or workers compensation discrimination. If your livelihood is severed unfairly or against public policy, you have a right to claim for damages against your employer, parent to the others; i.e., being confined to a wheelchair, requiring the use of a cane, speech impediments, or physical disfigurements and amputations. However, many other disabilities are not so apparent.
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) allows employees to file leaves for giving birth, adopting, or placing a child into foster care or dealing with one’s own serious health condition, attending to the needs of a family member who has a serious health condition, taking time off in the event a family member is called to active military duty or taking time off to take care of a seriously injured or sick family members in the military.
It is illegal for an employer to discriminate or harass an employee based on their gender identity or gender expression. This means that an employer cannot harass, discipline, fire, demote, fail to hire, deny promotion, or otherwise take employment actions against people based on their gender identity or gender expression – including those who are transitioning at work. California Government Code § 12940, et seq.
Typically, a whistle blower is an employee who discovers their employer is/might be violating the law and complains about it internally or externally. Then, in retaliation for the complaint the employee is fired, disciplined, demoted, etc.
Age discrimination is where an employer treats an employee differently who is over the age of 40. Age Discrimination can take many different forms ranging from negative performance evaluations, to demotions, and even terminations.
Unlawful retaliation takes on many forms. For example, it is against the law to retaliate against an employee who has complained about harassment or discrimination in the workplace. An employee doesn’t have to use special “buzz” words to have made a protected complaint.
Experiencing discrimination in the workplace or when applying for an open position is unfair and frustrating when you have worked hard and are qualified for a job. Although there are some overt instances of discrimination against employees, proving discrimination is difficult and often not straightforward.