Upland Employment Attorneys, Eldessouky Law
Pursuing a Claim against an Employer
Ideally, the workplace is somewhere that allows employees to work to earn income, gain experience, and grow professionally. Although many people have positive experiences with their employers and workplaces, many other employees are not as lucky. On the contrary, it is common for employees to have negative experiences in the workplace. Employees are often subjected to mistreatment, discrimination, and denied their basic employment rights. Many employees also suffer personal injury accidents in their place of work.
About Eldessouky Law Upland – Labor Law Attorneys
The employment attorneys at Eldessouky Law Upland have many years of experience handling a variety of employment claims. Our employment lawyers in Upland, Long Beach, and all of Orange County, are ready to handle your employment claim and help you recover the compensation that you deserve. Our employment attorneys will fight for your rights as an employee and hold your employer accountable for his or her actions against you. Our lawyers have a deep understanding of the effects that incidents in the workplace have on employees; because of that, they are committed to representing all employees in claims against employers.
If you would like to discuss your employment claim with the knowledgeable lawyers at our Employment law experts at Eldessouky Law Upland, do not hesitate to contact our law firm as soon as possible.
Overview of Employment Rights
What are your rights as an employee? Without a doubt, there are many laws that protect employee rights. Some of these rights include the following: the right to go on leave for a number of reasons; the right to report a safety violation; the right to refuse to do something illegal in the workplace; the right to refuse to participate in something that discriminates towards specific groups; the right to report illegal activity in the workplace; the right to be treated fairly at all times; the right to be compensated for your work. All employees have rights – and no employer can infringe your rights as an employee.
If your rights were infringed in any way in the workplace, it is essential that you seek legal assistance as soon as possible to discuss your current situation with a knowledgeable employment lawyer.
Protected Personal Characteristics in Employment
All employees need to be aware of the personal characteristics that are protected by federal and state employment laws. On the federal level, protected personal characteristics are established by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. On the state level – specifically in California – protected personal characteristics are established by the Fair Employment and Housing Act. Although the federal and state employment laws lay out different personal characteristics, there is some overlap.
All employees should understand that the following personal characteristics are protected by federal and state laws:
- Age (over the age of 40)
- Disability (including mental and physical)
- Gender identity (and expression)
- Genetic information
- Marital status
- Medical condition
- Military status (including veteran status)
- National origin (ancestry)
- Race and color
- Sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions)
- Sexual orientation
Without a doubt, there are many personal characteristics that are protected. What does that mean for you and other employees? It is illegal for your employer to treat you unfavorably or make any employment decisions based on the protected characteristics listed above. If you would like to learn more about the personal characteristics that are protected by both federal and state law, do not hesitate to contact our law firm and request to speak with our employment attorneys as soon as possible.