Orange County Employment Discrimination Attorneys
With a track record spanning over 40 years, the employment discrimination attorneys at Stephen Danz and Associates are prepared and ready to successfully represent Orange County employees. From the time our associates take the case, our clients quickly realize that they are in great hands. Experience speaks volumes, and our representation of hundreds of clients in the Orange County area on matters where companies violated federal and/or state laws is beyond reproach.
As the preeminent law firm in Orange County counseling clients in both Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”) and California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”) matters, we are here to fight for you. If you’ve been prejudiced, mistreated, or terminated based on your belonging to the following “protected” classes (or even if it’s perceived that you belong to such class), contact our office as soon as possible:
Age (40 and older)
Domestic Violence Victim Status
Sexual Assault and or Stalking
Many of the cases that we handle involve employers who treat employees differently by (un)equal pay which is now a violation both under federal law of the Equal Pay Act and California’s Fair Pay Act. Women face an uphill battle when they are not promoted, sexually harassed, or discriminated against based on their pregnancy. All California employers, regardless of size, must prohibit harassment in the workplace that is related to the protected class.
Our specialized attorneys handle race discrimination based on unfair treatment, unlawful pre-hire questionnaires, and racial profiling. They also have experience in forced retirement based on age discrimination. One of the underlying requirements that employers have is to reasonable accommodation. Therefore, for instance, if an employee has a physical or mental disability, medical condition or a religious restriction, the employer must provide reasonable accommodation. For a free no obligation evaluation of your case, call us today at (877)789-9707 to speak to our employment discrimination attorneys about your employment, civil rights or class action case.
Orange County Retaliation Attorneys
Related to discrimination, retaliation takes place once an employee exercises his or her rights, and that propels an employer to take negative actions against him or her in return. For example, once you’ve spoken with your Human Resources department or your supervisor, you’ve officially posted your claim on record. Thereafter, any employer activity that follows such as an internal investigation, testimony to a government agency such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or FEHA, or contacting an attorney at our firm, may not be met with retaliatory conduct against you as an employee.
California employees are protected from any further discriminatory or retaliatory conduct. California Labor Code 1102.5 provides the most clear-cut protections against retaliation. This also includes retaliatory conduct when the employee whistleblows, or notifies anyone both internal and external to the company, about an employer’s illegal acts.
In addition, California’s Labor Code Section 98.6 states that any employee who is “discharged, threatened with discharge, demoted, suspended, or in any other manner discriminated against in the terms and conditions of such employment” following the employee’s reasonable or valid complaint is entitled to reinstatement and reimbursement for lost wages and work benefits caused by such acts of the employer. In addition, employers who willfully refuse to hire, promote, or otherwise restore an employee or former employee “who has been determined to be eligible for such rehiring or promotion by a grievance procedure, arbitration or hearing authorized by law, is guilty of a misdemeanor.” Our Orange County-based employees are familiar with the laws and courts and will be able to inform you of your options.
To review your case for a no-obligation consultation, speak to our workplace retaliation attorneys today at 877-789-9707.
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“Pleased to highly recommend Brian and Steve for outstanding results in my recent whistleblower case. They were so well prepared that the matter settled for a very satisfactory amount in a confidential mediation.”
Discrimination Attorney Orange County