Sacramento Employment Lawyer
Most people experience unfairness at work during their lifetime, but determining whether it was an upsetting experience or an action that violates employment law can be difficult.
Employers are prohibited from discriminating against employees under federal and California law. Under both federal and California law, employers must not discriminate against employees based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or age. They also must not discriminate against people with disabilities when those disabilities can be reasonably accommodated.
If you feel that you have become a victim, contact our Sacramento employment lawyers today by calling (916) 777-7777. Your initial case review is free of charge.
Some examples of employment law violations are:
- Retaliation against whistle blowers who reported fraud or illegal work practices.
- Employees who objected to unethical behavior or activity in the workplace
- Employees who were fired because of discrimination based on race, color, age, sex, disability, religion, sexual orientation, and national origin
- Employees who were fired in violation of their employment contract
- Retaliation against an employee who refused to engage in illegal or unethical behavior
If something like this has happened to you, you may have an employment law case. If you believe you are experiencing discrimination, or your employment termination was illegal and wrongful, please fill out our confidential employment case questionnaire. Our experienced legal team will review your situation at no cost or obligation to determine if we can help you.
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California has strict discrimination laws, and all employers are required to follow them. The Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) enforces laws that protect you from illegal discrimination and harassment at work based on:
- Age (40 and above)
- Disability (physical and mental)
- Genetic information
- Gender, gender identity and gender expression
- Marital status
- Medical condition
- National origin
- Sexual orientation
- Military and veteran status
If you believe you have experienced employment discrimination, please fill out our confidential employment law case questionnaire. We can help you determine if you have a legal claim that can be pursued in court.
It is illegal to take action against a whistleblower. A business cannot act against an employee who objects to company policy, files a sexual harassment suit, or reports illegal business activities to a government agency with appropriate authority.
Examples of whistleblower retaliation:
- A loan officer in a mortgage company who objected to the routine inflating of applicants' incomes
- A dentist employed by a dental insurance company who reported the automatic denials of initial claims to the Department of Insurance
- Employees who complained about violations of wage and hour laws involving the failure to pay overtime
- Employees who objected to routine over-billing of clients and other unfair business practices
If you have been disciplined or dismissed because you reported activity you believed was illegal, complete our confidential employment case questionnaire, so our experienced attorneys can advise you about your options.
Wage and Hour Disputes
If you are not being paid the money you are owed, filing a wage and hour dispute could protect your rights and your pocketbook. Many wage and hour disputes result from unlawful practices such as:
- Unpaid overtime
- Refusing meal and rest breaks as required by the law
- Requiring work to be finished off the clock after the shift has ended
- taking improper deductions
- paying female workers less, based solely on gender
- failing to give employees access to tips they earned
- failing to pay past-due commissions or to pay earned vacation time
- failing to pay wages on time, especially when an employee is fired and all wages are due upon termination
- misclassification of employment status, wrongly classified as exempt from overtime pay
- failing to pay employees for attendance at mandatory meetings, including meetings held during an employees time off work
Unlawful practices often happen to illegal immigrants. If you are in the country illegally and you have a wage and hour dispute, it is okay to talk with a lawyer about your options. Meetings are confidential, and some legal protections do apply to workers who are not legal United States citizens.
Contact Our Sacramento Employment Attorneys Today
Are you the victim of an employment violation?
If you are not receiving the wages you have earned, it's important to understand that you have rights.
To find out how our team of experienced legal professionals can help you, call us today at (916) 777-7777. We will advise you regarding your options at no cost and no obligation.