San Diego Employment Discrimination Attorneys
Welcome to Stephen Danz & Associates, an employee representation law firm for workplace discrimination and a leading San Diego discrimination attorney. Employment discrimination cases are some of the most common, and complex, cases in California. They demand attorneys who are well-versed in the vast variety of laws and equipped with the experience and resources to gauge the exact parameters of each fact pattern and case. The success of each case hinges and the amount of compensation for lost wages, benefits, emotional harm, and other related damages is contingent upon the representation. Trust the specialized attorneys at Stephen Danz and Associates for a thorough understanding of your case and the proper application of the laws. If you’re looking for a San Diego discrimination attorney contact our plaintiff discrimination law office, Stephen Danz & Associates.
Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”) and California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”), a California employer may not terminate employees based on their membership in a protected group. These protected groups include age (over 40), disability, gender, marital status, religion, race, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin or ancestry, or medical condition.
Our specialized exclusively discrimination attorneys in San Diego provide an employee-side review with you at your convenience and remain involved each step of the way. Often, this involves a review of the facts, request, and analysis of the evidence through subpoena, deposition of your supervisor and those involved in the decision-making, and many other resources that are well beyond the capability of smaller law firms.
Contact a Lawyer at Our Office Today
When the search for a discrimination attorney San Diego you need to understand a plaintiff employment attorney specializing in only employee side representation is key for hiring the right attorney for your case. In order to truly evaluate whether your case qualifies as infringing on, or in violation of, federal or state laws, contact our office for an initial free consultation at (877)789-9707. At the conclusion of the legal consultation, our attorney will immediately let you know the strength of your case. We can also meet with you in person in Santa Clara and its surrounding areas.
San Diego Retaliation Attorneys
Related to discrimination, retaliation is prohibited conduct by an employer against an employee who complains about discrimination, harassment, or an employer’s illegal conduct against the employee, another employee, or the government. The employee’s claim may be based on actual facts or perceived facts that are based on the employee’s reasonable basis that the conduct is unlawful. Employers also may not retaliate against employees who decline to violate state or federal statutes, regulations, or other laws.
Retaliation is defined as an action by an employer, or someone acting on the employer’s behalf, against an employee who raised a concern. One common concern occurs when employees blow the whistle on corporations that federal or state violate statutes. Retaliation may appear in the form of harassment, intimidation, discrimination, demotion (or non-promotion), benefits, job assignment, or unlawful termination. Within whistleblowing under the False Claims Act, it is unlawful for employers to retaliate against employees who engage in protected whistleblower activity such as reporting violations to government authorities, testifying or giving statements as part of the investigation.
Laws Protecting Employees from Retaliation
There are many laws that protect employees from retaliation. Specifically, whistleblowers are protected against retaliation under the Deficit Reduction Act (“DRA”), False Claims Act (“FCA”), Fraud and Enforcement Recovery Act (“FERA”), and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ACA”).
The FCA protects whistleblowers from retaliation by the employer such as terms and conditions of employment as a result of an employee, contractor or agent’s lawful act aimed to stop an FCA violation. Relief may include reinstatement, two times back pay, interest, special damages, litigation costs, and reasonable attorneys’ fees.
Title VII also prohibits employers from retaliating against employees based on their opposition to employment discrimination or the employees’ complaint of discrimination. Other types of anti-retaliation statutes are included in the Fair Employment and Housing Act and the Fair Labor Standards Act.
For a free consultation about your case, speak to our workplace discrimination attorneys by calling Stephen Danz & Associates today at 877-789-9707.
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“Mr. Danz and Ms. Porter, Thank you very much for your legal assistance a few weeks back. The problems I was encountering at work were having an extremely adverse effect on every aspect of my daily life. Relationships with my fiancé, friends, and family were growing increasingly tense, and my overall daily outlook was grim as a consequence of not being able to see any viable options to remedy the situation. Your willingness to write, speak over the phone, and meet with me was extremely generous. Furthermore, the way in which you treated my family and I was overwhelming. In a calm, compassionate, and sincere fashion, you were able to explain to us very clearly several meaningful options in which to resolve the conflict I had with my employer. On the drive home from meeting with both of you, I felt for the first time in a long time, a sense of relief and renewed the ability to enjoy the moment.
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