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National City Employment Attorney

National City 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 National city Employment 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 San Diego 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.

National City 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 National City, 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 National City 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 are pleased to offer our legal services to employees living or working in the National City area through our two San Diego office, conveniently located in Mission Valley. Melanie Porter has been with Danz & Associates as are resident attorney for over 3 years and serves as local co counsel along with Steve Danz on all accepted cases. Melanie has developed a true expertise in getting to the heart of the matter and finding a fair resolution through mediation, arbitrations or trial. She has settled cases in numerous San Diego-based industries and is our staff attorney for personal legal research for Steve Danz.

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 one of our lawyers such as Melanie.

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    Melanie A. Porter

    Melanie Porter joined Stephen Danz & Associates ("SDA") in 2008, fo...

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