Employment and Workplace Retaliation Attorneys in Sacramento
Law Firm with Focus on Sacramento’s Employment Retaliation
Sacramento Attorneys Fighting Retaliation in the Workplace!
When employees file a complaint against their employers, that activity is protected by law, and therefore employers may not retaliate against the employees. Employees have the right to report employers who violate laws or discriminate against them or other employees. Stephen Danz & Associates if a well-known law firm with attorneys in Sacramento ready, willing, and able to guide employees who are victims of retaliation.
Under law, it is illegal to fire, demote, harass, or otherwise retaliate against individuals whether they are applicants or employees due to the fact that they filed a charge of discrimination, because they complained to the employer or other entity about the discrimination or because they participated in an employment discrimination proceeding such as enforcement, investigation, or lawsuit. (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission). Stephen Danz has over 40 years of experience in this complex employment law area and supervises the cases. Out attorneys fight for those who suffered retaliation in form such as demotion, termination, undesirable work or schedule, constructive discharge (where employees are forced to resign due to intolerable conditions), or harassment/hostile work environment. Please remember to contact an attorney BEFORE you resign if you plan on it.
In addition, if you’ve been discriminated against, sexually harassed, or had your work changed after your complaint(s), contact us at 877-789-9707 or use our Online Form to discuss your case. Often, cases of discrimination or harassment are directly tied to retaliation. In fact, even if your discrimination or harassment case are unsuccessful, if we can show retaliation, that cause of action may stand on its own to hold your employer accountable. We listen to what our clients truly want – whether its to get their job back, go back to a previous position, update company policies, compensation both back pay and front pay, benefits, and even punitive damages when the court wishes to use the employer as an example. With our resources, we are able to battle companies and defense firms that are large or small.
What Makes Retaliation Cases Unique
Employment retaliation 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 & 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 terminate employees based on their membership in a protected group or for complaining against discrimination. 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 in Sacramento review the case with you at your convenience and remain involved each step of the way. Often, this involves 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 Sacramento Office Today
To 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 Sacramento-based attorney will immediately let you know the strength of your case. We can also meet with you in person in Sacramento and its surrounding areas.
Sacramento Retaliation Lawyers
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 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 Fair Employment and Housing Act and the Fair Labor Standards Act.
For a free consultation about your case, speak to our workplace retaliation attorneys in Sacramento by calling us at 877-789-9707 today.
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“I can’t say enough good things about Stephan Danz & Associates. Our case was particularly challenging, one that would likely have frightened off less skilled attorneys. Steve personally addressed our case, guiding us calmly through every step and ensuring that the process was civil and dignified. In the end, Steve negotiated a tremendous settlement for my co-plaintiff and me. Although more than five years have passed since our case began, I continue to send clients to Steve and his impressive team of attorneys.
– Susan C.”
Stephen Danz & Associates- Sacramento