Strong Advocacy When Employees Suffer Discrimination, Harassment, Retaliation, or are Forced to Work in a Hostile Setting
Helping workers enforce their state, federal, and contractual rights when employers treat them unfairly
Public and private employers must comply with federal and California laws in all phases of employment. Employers who are subject to the laws cannot discriminate or create a hostile work environment because of the way someone looks or where they’re from. Companies cannot retaliate against an employer who discloses fraud. Workers of both genders have a right to demand that sexual harassment cease and that the victimized worker be compensated for all misconduct.
At Stephen Danz & Associates, our Los Angeles employment lawyers hold employers accountable who fail to hire you because of your race, refuse to give you family leave if you qualify, make work conditions unbearable due to your ethnicity or identity characteristics, give other less qualified workers with promotions because you have a disability or they discriminate against your age. We demand back pay, reinstatement, attorney’s fees, medical benefits, and other remedies such as punitive damages when employers fail to comply with the law.
Our attorneys have been helping employees get justice in federal and state courts for over a combined 100 years. We are California’s largest firm committed entirely to employees.
Types of employment cases our California lawyers handle
Our dedicated team of attorneys represents construction workers, high-tech workers, employees who work in medicine, or employees in any type of employment. We understand that employee performance should be solely on the worker’s ability to perform the job tasks. Some of the many kinds of employment law cases our firm handles include:
- Employment Discrimination. Our lawyers file employment discrimination claims in state and federal court and before agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Lawsuits can usually be brought if discrimination occurs because of your: Race, age, color, national origin, gender or sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, or military status.
Discrimination laws apply to hiring and firing, leave time, wages and overtime, employee benefits, retirement benefits, job promotions, work assignments, and almost every category of workplace activity. Some of the relevant federal discrimination laws are Title VII of the Civil Rights Law of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act (Ada) and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA). There are other federal and state laws.
- Wrongful Termination. Our Los Angeles employment law attorneys can often help workers get compensation and their job back even if the employer did not discriminate. Employers cannot fire a worker for the following reasons:
- If the worker asserts his/her legal rights such as filing for worker’s compensation if they are hurt while working.
- Refuses to participate in any illegal conduct
- Discloses to the government that the employer is cheating the government
Employers also cannot fire a worker who demands that the employer comply with a written contract or forces a worker to quit by making their daily job insufferable. Our Los Angeles employment lawyers work with our clients and investigators to show a combination of small job restrictions added up to making the job intolerable – creating a hostile environment.
- Sexual harassment. The EEOCdefines sexual harassment as “Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature” in which failure to submit can lead to being fired or to adverse employment decisions such as not being promoted. Sexual harassment can also create a hostile environment. If you were subjected to sexual harassment, you have many legal remedies that can help you and punish the wrongdoer.
- Whistleblower actions. Employees and workers who have knowledge that an employer is being dishonest can bring a whistleblower action. The employee, with guidance from our firm, notifies the state or U.S. Justice department that fraud is occurring or false claims are being made. Common whistleblower actions include qui tam claims, and claims that involve the IRS, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Commodities Futures Trading Commission. Medicare, defense, and pharmaceutical fraud are quite common. Whistleblowers can obtain a percentage of the recovery if the government prosecution is successful.
- Class action employment law. A “class action” is a civil suit brought by one or more people on behalf of themselves and others who are similarly situated. Essentially, if a group of workers are mistreated in the same way, they may be able to bring their lawsuits together instead of separately. Class actions help to level the playing field because a group can hire one of our professional class action lawyers to fight the high-priced lawyers. Examples of class actions employment lawsuits include demands for overtime pay to all employees, the right of women employees to be promoted, or the right to be notified that a plant is closing.
Some of the other employment law issues Stephen Danz and Associates aggressively handles for workers are issues involving wages, employee work hours, paid and unpaid medical leave, and intellectual property.
Speak with an experienced California employment attorney today
When an employer punishes you for who you are or for asserting your rights, know that you have rights for justice. Employers must obey the laws and must treat workers fairly. If you were fired, lost a promotion or benefits or are being pressured work, Stephen Danz and Associates has the experience and track record to fight your case in court or before government agencies. We help workers get the justice they deserve. Please call us at (877)-789-9707 to schedule an appointment. You can also reach us through our contact form. We see clients from Bakersfield, Fresno, Los Angeles, Orange County, Pasadena, San Bernardino, San Francisco, Sacramento, San Diego, and Santa Clara, and the surrounding areas.