San Diego Law Firm Represents Employees in Workplace Disputes
Taking on employers of all sizes on behalf of Southern California workers
You have many legal rights as an employee in California. If an employer violates your rights directly or allows unlawful conditions to exist, you may be able to hold them accountable through a lawsuit or administrative claim. At Chivinski Law Firm, APC in San Diego, I am not afraid to stand up to even the largest employers on behalf of employees who have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination and other illegal actions while on the job. My law firm represents clients throughout Southern California.
Types of employment disputes my law firm handles
I advocate for employees in workplace claims involving the following:
- Discrimination against people who are in protected classes under California and federal employment laws
- Sexual harassment, which can involve pressure from a boss for sexual favors or a hostile workplace environment.
- Wrongful termination based on discrimination, violation of a legal contract or retaliation for reporting workplace misconduct.
No matter what employment law problem you have, you can rely on me to listen carefully to your concerns and provide knowledgeable counsel about the most effective way to obtain legal relief.
Laws that protect employees in California from discrimination
Two of the main laws that protect employees in California include the:
- California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) — FEHA protects workers against discrimination, harassment and retaliation based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, ancestry or for requesting family care leave, pregnancy leave or leave for a serious health condition.
- Civil Rights Act of 1964 — This federal law prohibits discrimination in employment for many of the same categories as FEHA, although the California law protects more classifications of people.
There are other statutes that may apply depending upon your situation. When you are involved in an employment dispute, I can advise you about your rights under the law and counsel you about your options for a claim.
Filing a claim against your employer
Depending upon the issue you are experiencing and the law that was violated, before you can sue your employer in civil court, you may need to file a complaint with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing or another agency. Employment laws can be complex. Once I understand your workplace issue, I can guide you through the appropriate resolution process in order to help you obtain a favorable outcome, whether that is through a lawsuit or an administrative remedy through a state or federal agency.
Contact a well-regarded California labor and employment attorney
As a labor and employment attorney at Chivinski Law Firm, APC in San Diego I am committed to obtaining positive outcomes for Southern California employees whose rights are violated at work. To schedule a free consultation, call 619-403-9935 or contact me online.