Top-Rated Santa Maria Employment Attorneys
Employees across California and especially in Santa Maria face similar issues in their workplace. When these issues arise, they can impact their wages, benefits, career potential and upward mobility. Sadly, some employees have their rights violated by unscrupulous managers even after these managers are warned. Companies do not take mitigative steps to ensure a violation-free workplace. One that each and every employee deserves. Stephen Danz and Associates as well as its affiliated attorneys recognize that these employment issues and stark abuse of power may occur to anyone and dedicate their practice to aggressively representing employees.
Our goal is to best counsel you and maximize your compensation. Know that you have legal rights – protected by state and federal labor laws. Accordingly, both on the state and federal level there are courts and judges that are there to safeguard your rights. A competent attorney must know these rights and be knowledgeable and experienced. California state law under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”) and federal Civil Rights Act laws are there to protect California employees. Whether it is a great economic environment or one during a downturn, your family or sick leave, pregnancy, or other protected areas should remain as such.
Some of the most common areas that we see time and time again as violated are discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination. When you contact our office, know that we will ensure that an attorney reviews your case and advises you on how to take effective legal action. Transparency is key when providing this guidance. For instance, discrimination takes place from the outset at the hiring process or when an employee is a member of a protected class such as religion, race, pregnancy, disability, military, race, gender, and sex. There is no place in the workplace for sexual harassment or discrimination. This type of unlawful behavior occurs either directly (or Disparate) discrimination where a supervisor or another employee intentionally treats you or someone you know unfavorably due to their protected class. Another type is indirect (or disparate impact) when there is a workplace policy that has a side effect of leading to discrimination of a member due to his or her protected class. Merely allowing such behavior to occur in the workplace is grounds for a case.
Further, when someone reports the discrimination and then is retaliated against that is a cause of action by itself. In other words, employers are forbidden from retaliating against employees due to his or her reporting or filing of discrimination or being a whistleblower. Retaliation may occur when one threatens, abuses, increases scrutiny, demotes, provides unlawful performance reviews, or reprimands someone as direct result of taking lawful action.
Stephen Danz and Associates’ Santa Maria, California employment attorneys handle cases on behalf of local employees who have experienced discrimination, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, unequal pay, and retaliation and their employment rights were violated. Our experienced and dedicated attorneys understand the client needs to protect his or her rights and income as well as the ability to continue to work. When you trust us with your case, we represent you and your interests with confidence and transparency. Our reputation speaks for itself as we tirelessly work to represent your employment interests so that your professional and financial futures are protected.
We devote our practice to fighting for workers’ rights. Employment law in California is a specialized area and cases are hard-fought. Therefore, having one of the high-rated employee-side law firms on your side is critical. If you are in Santa Maria, California and searching for attorneys that are both experienced and aggressive, look no further and contact our office. When encountering discrimination, wrongful termination, or retaliation in the workplace, many California employees have turned to our offices for guidance. In turn, we represent employees throughout California in their fight against employers that have taken advantage of their upper hand. Our attorneys cover cities in Northern California and Southern California as the State’s courts are as specialized and diverse as the State’s landscape.