People who work in California often have big dreams for what can be possible in their respective lines of work, but there are occasions in which jobs become impossible to work, or individuals are wrongfully terminated. In these types of instances, you will want to be certain that you find a Bay Area employment lawyer for assistance getting justice.
Both California state law and federal laws afford workers many protections when it comes to employment. You should not hesitate to exercise your rights when you believe that an employer has acted wrongfully in how they treat you at work or in relieving you of your duties.
As the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) notes, applicants, employees, and former employees all enjoy protection from any kind of employment discrimination that relates to a person’s sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, or pregnancy), race, national origin, color, religion, age (40 or older), disability, and genetic information (including family medical history). Discrimination is a commonly alleged wrongdoing in the workplace, and it is often proven through conduct or specific statements such as job denials, wrongful terminations, or changes in the terms or conditions of employment relating to hours, wages, bonuses, and job assignments.
Other common kinds of employment law cases relate to:
Major federal laws governing employment law cases include:
California also has a number of state laws that might apply to an employment law case, such as the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) and many other laws relating to legal holidays, wage and hour laws, right-to-work laws, and whistleblower laws.
Do you think that you might be dealing with an employment law issue in California? Bryan Schwartz Law, P.C. is an Oakland, California-based law firm that fights to protect the rights of employees throughout the Bay Area.
Our firm has a history of success in these cases that includes multiple seven-figure awards. You can call us or contact us online to schedule a free consultation so we can take a longer look at your case and help you understand all of your legal options.
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