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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

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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
  • Religion
  • Sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions)
  • Sexual orientation

Upland Employment Attorneys, Wrongful Termination lawyers 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.

Understanding Hostile Work Environments

Many employees believe that one incident, such a discriminative incident, is enough grounds to pursue a claim. Although single incidents can give employees grounds for legal action, it is often difficult to prove an employer's intentions. On the contrary, when the victimized employee has been subject to multiple incidents in the workplace - on different occasions - it is usually easier to reach a successful claim outcome. When suffering mistreatment in the workplace, employees have to ask themselves the following question: is my workplace a hostile work environment? When an employee suffers constant and severe mistreatment that ultimately affects the employee's will to go to work, there is a hostile work environment. If your employer created a hostile work environment by constantly subjecting you to unfair treatment, you will likely have grounds to pursue a claim against your employer.

Your Right to Pursue an Employment Claim

Understanding Hostile Work Environments - Labor Law lawyers Were you subject to unfair treatment in the workplace? Have you constantly witnessed someone being mistreated in the workplace? Whether you have been directly or indirectly affected by unfair treatment in the workplace, you should be aware of your right to pursue a claim. Unfortunately, not enough witnesses speak up. If witnessing mistreatment in the workplace affected you in any way, you also have the right to pursue a claim against your employer.

Employment and Personal Injury Accidents

Although most employment claims are based on poor treatment in the workplace, employees can also pursue claims against their employers if they suffer personal injury accidents in the workplace. There are a variety of accidents that are common to the workplace, including the following: slip and falls; trip and falls; physical attacks. Many workplace accidents occur because of defective equipment, faulty wiring, and other preventable reasons. To be able to file a claim for workplace accidents, employees must be able to prove that their employers negligently or intentionally caused their accidents and their injuries. All employers have the duty to keep their employees safe from injuries in the workplace. If they breach their duty of care and cause an accident that leaves you injured, they could be liable for the harm you suffered - meaning that you could pursue a claim against your employer.

Your Right to Recover Compensation

Regardless of the specific type of employment claim that you are pursuing, you will likely be eligible to recover compensation. As an employee who has been victimized in the workplace, you might have many questions regarding the monetary compensation that you could recover. How much compensation could I receive? What type of compensation could I receive? Could I recover any type of compensation? Consider the following types of compensation described below:

  • Medical expenses (Compensation reserved for employment claims based on workplace injuries. Includes compensation for past and future medical bills.)
  • Lost income (Compensation for the income that was lost - and will continue to be lost - due to the unfair treatment or workplace injury.)
  • Pain and suffering (Compensation for the mental and emotional distress associated with the unfair workplace treatment or the injury suffered.)
  • Punitive damages (Compensation awarded as punishment to the defendant and as an attempt to prevent similar incidents from reoccurring.)

Without a doubt, it could be difficult to understand the type and amount of compensation that you might be eligible to recover. Because of that, we recommend that you discuss your claim with the experts at Eldessouky Law Upland as soon as possible. Our experienced employment attorneys will fight for your right to recover the compensation that you deserve - the maximum amount of compensation available.

Our Practice Areas

At Eldessouky Law Upland, our employment attorneys are ready to handle a variety of employment cases, including the following:

Age Discrimination lawyers Our experts are also ready to handle claims for personal injury accidents that occur in the workplace. If you believe that you have grounds to pursue an employment claim, do not hesitate to contact our law firm as soon as possible.

Contact Eldessouky Law Upland Today

At Eldessouky Law Upland, we are dedicated to helping you exercise your basic rights in the workplace. If your employer subjected you to a hostile working environment or to any unfair, discriminatory treatment in the workplace, you should explore the possibility of pursuing a claim against your employer. At Eldessouky Law Upland, we offer free consultations - you will be able to discuss your current situation with an expert in employment law. Our experts will answer all your questions, address all your concerns, and provide you with the guidance that you need to begin your claim against your employer. If you are in need of an employment law attorneys in Upland, Anaheim, or any where in Orange County, do not hesitate to contact our employment law firm as soon as possible.

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