As a business, a lawsuit filed against you by a current or past employee catch you off guard. Whether they’re allegations of wrongful termination, verbal harassment of a sexual nature or labor code violations, we’re here to ensure you receive the best representation possible.
Sexual harassment in the workplace is a form of sex discrimination that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act. Briefly, sexual harassment refers to both unwelcome sexual advances, or other visual, verbal, or physical conduct of a sexual nature and actions that create an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment based on an employee’s sex. Under California law, the offensive conduct need not be motivated by sexual desire, but may be based upon an employee’s actual or perceived sex or gender-identity, actual or perceived sexual orientation, and/or pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions. This definition includes many forms of offensive behavior and includes gender-based harassment of a person of the same sex as the harasser, and actions that subject co-workers to a hostile work environment.
Under California Law, wrongful termination occurs whenever an employee is fired for an illegal reason. If this happens, an employee can sue their employer to recover damages. In some cases, the employer may have to pay significant extra penalties and costs.
California law provides protections for workers’ wages and hours. Many employers, however, violate those protections. In some cases, the violations are unintentional; the employer might simply be unaware of their legal duties. In other cases, employers intentionally violate the law to avoid paying their employees more money. Regardless of the intent, violations of California’s wage and hour laws can have severe consequences.
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Employment cases are complicated, and there are many challenges to the legal process. Contact an experienced attorney from Thaler Law who can help you understand your legal rights regarding your employment case, and what your next best steps should be. Contact us at 714-869-2900 or online today for your free consultation.