Types of Employment Cases We Handle
In plain English, to “discriminate” means to distinguish, single out, or make a distinction. In everyday life, when faced with more than one option, we discriminate in arriving at almost every decision we make. But in the context of civil rights law, unlawful discrimination refers to unfair or unequal treatment of an individual (or group) based on certain characteristics.
The employer may communicate with the employee during leave, but not to the point of interfering with the employee’s time off.
In California, a hostile work environment is defined as inappropriate behavior in the workplace that is either severe or pervasive enough to create an abusive work atmosphere for one or more employees.
Wrongful termination occurs when an employer terminates, discharges or fires an employee in violation of fundamental principles of public policy.
It is unlawful to harass a person (an applicant or employee) because of that person’s sex. Harassment can include “sexual harassment” or unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature.
The act by which a nation or individual treats another in the same manner that the latter has treated them.
an assertion by an employee-plaintiff that his or her employer has failed to pay overtime wages owed to the employee.
Under California wage and hour law, non-exempt employees must receive a thirty (30) minute lunch or meal break if they work more than five (5) hours in a day. … Workers are entitled to ten (10) minutes of rest period for each four (4) hours, or a substantial fraction thereof, that they work in a day.
An employee who brings wrongdoing by an employer or other employees to the attention of a government or law enforcement agency and who is commonly vested by statute with rights and remedies for retaliation.
A procedural device that permits one or more plaintiffs to file and prosecute a lawsuit on behalf of a larger group, or “class”.
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