Welcome to Employment Law 101:

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Discrimination

Discrimination based on several types of personal characteristics, such as age (40 years of age and older), race, religion, national origin, medical condition, disability or gender are illegal under both federal (Title VII of the Civil Rights Act) and state law (Fair Employment and Housing Act).  Federal and state regulations do not mandate that your employer treat you “fairly.”  Yet, if you have been denied a job, a promotion or other work benefit due to an employer discriminating against you for one of the above personal characteristics, you have a legal recourse.  Contact or call us today and an attorney member of LA Jewish Lawyer will provide you with a FREE CONSULTATION.

 

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If you feel that you are being discriminated, the first step is to speak with an attorney that can walk you through the complex array of laws governing employment law.  There are a variety of technicalities that can prevent a good claim from recovering from a discriminatory or abusive action by one’s employer or supervisor.  We, at LA Jewish Lawyer, will find you an attorney dedicated to making sure that you do not fall into one of those technical traps that will prevent you from receiving some relief from the illegal actions of your employer.

For example, the first step that you will need to take if you have been discriminated against is to file a complaint with either the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) or federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).  In fact, if you do not file a complaint with one of these two agencies, you will be denied the right to file a lawsuit in your case.  Our attorney members want to guide you through this first step and all the others that come after to ensure that you get a fair outcome to your case.

Another major technicality is that employment and labor laws do not apply to all workers equally.  These laws will apply differently to you depending on if you are labeled an “employee” or an “independent contractor.”  But who is an “employee” and who is an “independent contractor” is determined not by your job title, but is based on the work you do and the type of benefits you receive from your employer.  We can help you determine what your rights are and what you legal recourse you have.  Please call or contact us so that we can give options on how to protect your rights.

Unfair Treatment

Employers do not have a right to treat their workers without regards to their well-being.  An employer does not have the right to force you to work during a meal break, nor can they fail to provide you medical leave and/or maternity leave.  If your employer or supervisor has treated you unfairly, please contact us at so that we may guide you through the process of getting relief for your unfair treatment.

The law concerning denial of breaks, overtime pay and/or medical and maternity leaves can be just as byzantine as law governing discrimination at the workplace.  For example, these laws do not apply equally to all workers, depending on whether you are determined to be an “employee” or an “independent contractor.”  We can help you determine how the law classifies your job and what your legal options are for recovering from your employer for your unfair treatment.  Please contact us or call us today for your FREE CONSULTATION.

Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment is illegal under both federal and California law.  There are two types of sexual harassment: quid pro quo sexual advances by a supervisor (for example, sexual advances in return for a job or promotion) and a hostile work environment.  The first type of sexual harassment generally involves a supervisor who uses threats of withholding a job or employment benefits for sex or other unwanted sexual advances by a supervisor.  A hostile work environment includes unwanted visual conduct (leering, making obscene gestures), unwanted verbal conduct (derogatory comments, epithets, or obscene jokes) and unwanted physical conduct (touching, assault, or blocking movements).

Unlike other aspects of employment law, all workers are protected from harassment at the workplace regardless of how the worker’s job is classified.  Yet, as with discrimination and abusive treatment, a worker with a sexual harassment complaint must first file his/her complaint with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH).  Please call us or contact us so that one of our attorneys at LA Jewish Lawyer can provide you with a FREE CONSULTATION and review your legal options with you to help you deal with your hostile work environment.

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