Los Angeles Firm Focused on Employment Retaliation
We are one of the largest firms to specialize in employment litigation surrounding workplace retaliation. Retaliation in the workplace takes place when an employee submits a report or claim of discrimination, harassment, or employer misconduct to his or her supervisor, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) or a California state agency, and the employer as result treats the employee negatively. Within discrimination, retaliation may result from an employee’s belief that he or she was discriminated against due to his or her reporting of unlawful treatment based on race, color, national origin, sex/gender, disability, sexual orientation, age, pregnancy status or marital status. The most common types of retaliation include firing, demotion, removal from training or advancement opportunities, moving employees into other undesired job responsibilities, discipline, or curtailing the employee’s compensation or benefits.
Remember: If you lawfully reported a workplace matter to your supervisor or the EEOC stemming from your belief that discrimination or harassment took place, and the employer negatively acted against you, you may very well be a victim of retaliation!
As a result, a knowledgeable, experienced and resourceful attorney at our office can help you determine your retaliation claim so that your rights are protected under California law.
If You Suffer Workplace Retaliation, Don’t Wait
In many instances, the statute of limitation to bring a case against your employer may be very short. Since there are specific laws that protect California employees living and working in Los Angeles, do not be a victim of discrimination or harassment in the workplace. For example, if you reported a safety concern in the workplace to OSHA or a violation of certain finance/healthcare laws by the company, your rights are protected by law. If your employer negatively acted against you in response, then the employer must clearly show facts justifying and explaining that action. To be considered retaliation, an employer’s action toward an employee must negatively impact the employee’s ability to work or create a hostile work environment.
Contact An Experienced Los Angeles Employment Retaliation Attorney Today
Our employee-only approach to employment law enables the firm to establish a record of representation unequaled in the business. We have sound strategies to ensure that your voice is heard and that you are provided the appropriate legal options. Stephen Danz has over 40 years of experience in representing employees in California. He is a Super Lawyer and has litigated and/or settled hundreds of workplace discrimination and retaliation cases. His firm is equipped with the finest attorneys and resources to obtain the justice and compensation that you deserve. Call our offices for a free consultation about your case, and speak to our workplace retaliation attorneys at 877-789-9707 today. After your initial consultation, an attorney will guide you in how to collect the proper paperwork and file the appropriate forms to best portray your case. We will passionately advocate on your behalf until the resolution of your case.
Retaliation Often Results from Reporting of Employment Discrimination
Employment retaliation cases are some of the most common, and complex, cases in California. They demand attorneys who are well-versed in the wide 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 your representation. Trust the specialized attorneys at Stephen Danz and Associates for a thorough understanding of your case and the proper application of the laws.
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 retaliate against employees after they complained about discrimination 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 employee-side attorneys review the case 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 Los Angeles Office Today
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 Los Angeles and its surrounding areas.
Los Angeles Attorneys Specializing in Whistleblower Retaliation
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.
Specific Laws Protecting Los Angeles 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 retaliation attorneys by calling us at 877-789-9707 today.
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