Laguna Nigel Employment Attorney
California law prohibits an employer from retaliating against any employee who engages in protected activity under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”). Government Code section 12940, subdivision (h), protects from retaliation employees who resist or object to discrimination or harassment. A top Laguna Nigel Lawyer explains that this provision makes it unlawful “[f]or any employer … or person to discharge, expel, or otherwise discriminate against any person because the person has opposed any practices forbidden under this part or because the person has filed a complaint, testified, or assisted in any proceeding under this part.”
To establish a prima facie case of retaliation, a plaintiff and his or her Orange County Employment Attorney must show that (1) he or she engaged in a protected activity; (2) the employer subjected the plaintiff to an adverse employment action; and (3) the protected activity and the employer's adverse action were causally connected. (Yanowitz v. L'Oreal USA, Inc. (2005) 36 Cal.4th 1028, 1042.) For example, if an employee makes a complaint or opposes the employer engaging in illegal activity and then the employee suffers a termination or demotion, the employee may be able to recover against the employer under a retaliation cause of action.
Laguna Nigel Employment Lawyer Specializes in Retaliation Issues At The Workplace
We are California's largest statewide law firm that's dedicated to representing employees in disputes against their employers. Stephen Danz & Associates based in Laguna Nigel, California, protects clients from retaliation, discrimination, and harassment involving dismissal, demotion, or denial of accommodation based on age, race, sex, religion, color, sexual orientation, marital status, association, physical or mental disability, or other legally protected classifications. Additionally we represent employees in they have not been paid the proper wages including overtime or minimum wage or given the proper meal breaks. If you believe that you are the victim of retaliation, contact one of our Retaliation Lawyers in Laguna Nigel to setup your free consultation to discuss this matter with our lawyers. We take cases on a contingency basis and collect no attorney fees unless we win your case.
We maintain offices in Irvine where we can meet with our clients. We are pleased to be represented in Laguna Nigel by Attorney Ron Norman, with who we have co-counseled numerous Orange County employment cases. Ron and his assistant Catherine are always available to chat with potential clients (and especially with current clients) and you can expect an immediate response from them. There is never a charge for a phone consult.
If you need experienced counsel in business and commercial litigation matters, or with respect to an employment dispute, contact us to schedule an appointment.
For a free initial consultation with Stephen Danz & Associates, call (877) 789 9707 or email us. We will promptly let you know whether your case qualifies for a free consultation with Ron or one of our other lawyers.