FAQ About Employment Law in California

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Over the course of our 15+ combined years in the legal field, our Los Angeles employment lawyers at Reisman & Reisman have encountered numerous questions and concerns from our clients. It is understandable, though, as employment law in California is a complex practice area. Our firm is dedicated to helping our clients better understand their situation, their rights, and their legal options as they move forward. Below, you will find some of the frequently asked questions we receive and their answers.

What is employment law?
Employment law is an area that covers a wide range of issues such as whistleblowing, employment discrimination, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, and other situations in the workplace. It often revolves around the relationship between employer and employee, but it can also involve coworkers and employer negligence if he or she allows certain problems to persist.

How do I know if I've been a victim of discrimination?
This can be very difficult to prove, which is why having legal counsel is so important. Discrimination occurs when your position in a company - whether promotions, demotions, hiring, or termination - is dictated by your age, race, gender, sexual orientation, or religion. If decisions are made based on ability, no discrimination took place. However, if you were fired, denied opportunity, or turned down for a job based on a personal trait that has nothing to do with job performance, you may have a case for employment discrimination.

Does sexual harassment only occur with employers?
Sexual harassment is a serious situation. While employers and supervisors are often the individuals accused of sexual harassment, coworkers can also be guilty of this act. In some situations, both employer and colleague can be guilty should a coworker commit the sexual harassment act, and the employer ignore complaints from the employee.

If I am fired for reporting an illegal practice within the company, can I take legal action?
Yes. If you are the whistleblower of an illegal practice within your company, you are granted protection from retaliation. Should you be fired as an act of retaliation, our firm can help you file a lawsuit against the company to seek damages.

Can I deal with these matters on my own?
While you are not required to hire legal counsel, it is advisable to retain representation for any type of employment law matter. These are complex situations and require diligence in order to bring about evidence of discrimination. Our firm has the experience, knowledge, and know-how necessary to protect your rights in the workplace. Moving forward without legal counsel puts you at risk of an unfair trial and an end result that is not favorable to your needs.

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