Have you been harassed at work? Did you stand up for yourself and then you were fired, demoted, transferred or denied an employment benefit? Have you been fired or laid off after being harassed or discriminated against and thought that something was fishy or not quite right? Did you blow the whistle and got fired as a result? If so, you are not alone, but you do need help.
Times are tough, and your job is critical. Getting fired is an entirely different situation than it was even five years ago. Likewise, being harassed by the boss for an illegal reason is gut-wrenching and makes you not want to go to work. It’s like facing a bully at school. Your stomach aches, your palms sweat, you shake, you get headaches and all sorts of other aches and pains as you drive to work. Unlawful harassment can turn your world upside down, affect your health, and change how you interact with your family and loved ones. If this is happening to you, call me immediately.
Face it – we are our jobs and a good portion of our lives is spent at work. Other than a person’s relationship with a spouse and children, the employer-employee relationship is one of the most significant in life. Think about it. What’s one of the first questions people ask at a party? “What do you do?” Sure, they also ask about marriage and kids, sports and maybe where you live, but as sure as night follows day, the job question always comes up. Our jobs are important to us and our families. This is precisely why we have laws to protect employees.
Being without a job in today’s economy is especially stressful, because good jobs are hard to get. This is especially true if you were wrongfully terminated. I have been getting satisfaction and justice for my clients for wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, and wage and hour violations in Ventura and Los Angeles counties for over two decades. If you believe you were fired without cause or are being retaliated against, please contact me.
A fair, equitable and legally compliant workplace is a basic right protected by state and federal laws. Under state and federal laws, harassment in the work place is illegal. It is also illegal for an employer to retaliate against an employee for reporting harassment.
Forms of illegal harassment include the following:
If retaliation for reporting harassment occurs and an employee is fired or otherwise punished, he or she may be eligible for compensation for lost wages, lost benefits, emotional suffering and punitive damages. In California it is illegal for an employer to retaliate against an employee for reporting unsafe work conditions and illegal activity such as harassment.
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If you feel that you have been a victim of unlawful harassment, please contact me today for a free confidential consultation at (805) 383-4131. I will listen to your story in strictest confidence and let you know if I can help.
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There are limited time periods (deadlines) for filing claims that apply to legal matters. If you do not file in a timely manner with the appropriate internal office, outside agency or civil court, you may lose the right to seek redress for the claim. You should seek the advice of counsel to ascertain all of the applicable time periods.
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You should immediately consult with an experienced attorney to learn more about what you can do to protect your rights and when the deadlines (statutes of limitation) expire in your specific case.
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