Danville Employment Lawyer
As an employee, you have certain rights under state and federal law. However, Danville employers do not always understand their obligations and, sometimes, they do not care to abide by them. As a result, Danville employment lawsuits are quite common. At the Erlich Law Firm, we represent workers in all types of California employment cases in state and federal court. Attorney Jason M. Erlich is a dedicated Danville employment lawyer who only represents employees, meaning his loyalty is always with employees.
Types of California Employment Law Cases We Handle
Anytime you experience an issue at the workplace, it adds unnecessary stress to your life. If you are subject to sexual harassment, the situation can quickly become intolerable. Or if your employer takes fires, demotes or transfers you, you may suddenly find yourself without the ability to support your family.
At the Erlich Law Firm, we represent workers who are dealing with all types of employment law-related issues, including:
Recent studies show that upwards of 80 percent of women experience sexual harassment at the workplace. Yet, 71 percent of workers subject to sexual harassment do not report it. Often, this is due to fear that their employer will retaliate against them. However, employers are prohibited from doing so under both state and federal law.
There are two types of sexual harassment. The first involves a situation in which a condition of employment is contingent upon you acquiescing to a supervisor’s sexual demands. This is called quid pro quo discrimination. The second type of Danville employment discrimination claim occurs when an employer allows a hostile work environment.
Wage and Hour Violations
Employers are legally obligated to compensate employees according to the agreed-upon terms of employment. However, employers routinely rely on their own interpretation of these contracts, which may mean they are not fairly compensation workers. When an employer fails to pay a worker, employees may need to pursue a wage and hour claim to obtain their rightfully earned wages.
While California is an “at-will” employment state, that does not mean that an employer can fire a worker for any reason they choose. If an employer’s decision to terminate you was based on your race, sex, religion, disability or other protected characteristic, you could pursue a Danville wrongful termination claim against your employer.
Pregnant women and new mothers are entitled to time off to address any medical issues that arise and spend time with their babies. However, employers routinely deny women’s reasonable requests in violation of state and federal law. Further, employers cannot treat pregnant women differently because they are pregnant, even if an employer’s actions are couched in terms of “what is best” for the worker.
While society has made some progress in terms of workplace discrimination, sex discrimination is still a pervasive problem across the country. For example, despite state and federal laws prohibiting the practice, on average, women are paid less than men for the same type of work. Employers cannot use an employee’s sex to make employment decisions unless there is a bona fide reason for doing so, which there rarely is.
California employers cannot make any employment decisions that negatively affect a worker based on the worker’s disability. Additionally, employers must provide reasonable accommodations to workers experiencing a disability. While employers understand this in theory, they often fall short when employees need them to come through. At the Erlich Law Firm, we have a long history of representing workers discriminated against because of a disability.
Class Action Lawsuits
Some lawsuits are such that it may not make financial or practical sense for employees to bring them on their own. For example, if an employer failed to fairly compensate its workers for their lunch breaks, the trouble and cost of bringing a case may not be justified based on the relatively little amount of money an employee could recover if successful. In these cases, employees can band together to form a “class” to sue their employer as a group.
Why Choose the Erlich Law Firm to Handle Your Danville Employment Dispute?
While there are many choices for those looking for a Danville employment lawyer, it is important to choose an experienced and passionate attorney. The Erlich Law Firm was founded for the sole purpose of protecting the rights of employees. We understand the power dynamic of the employer/employee relationship may cause you to feel limited in your options. However, we are here to support you in every step of the process. We make ourselves available to answer your questions and always treat you with the respect and dignity you deserve.
Do You Need a Danville Employment Lawyer?
If you are suffering through a hostile work environment, dealing with the effects of employment discrimination, or were otherwise unfairly treated by your employer, the Erlich Law Firm can help. Attorney Jason Erlich has extensive experience handling a wide range of employment law issues. He has a 99 percent success rate in the cases he is handled and takes a holistic approach to every case he takes. To learn more and schedule a free consultation, give Jason Erlich a call at 510-390-9140 today. You can also reach us through our online contact form.
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