Santa Clarita Employment Law Attorneys
Harassment, Wrongful Termination & Discrimination Cases
Every worker deserves a workplace that is safe, welcoming, and in compliance with all California and federal employment laws. If you have encountered harassment or a form of discrimination, like wrongful termination, in your workplace, then the Law Offices of Wax & Wax in Santa Clarita can help. We are able to assist clients with a variety of employment-related cases and lawsuits. Initial consultations are FREE for inquiring clients, so it costs you nothing to learn more about your legal options and what to do next.
Call our law office in Valencia by dialing (818) 946-0608.
Workplace Harassment Lawsuits
Harassment in the workplace can take many forms. Some types of harassment are obvious, but many are subtle because the perpetrator is trying to not get caught.
Different forms of workplace harassment include but are not limited to:
- Sexual harassment like inappropriate jokes and persistent flirtation
- Physical harassment like pushing, shoving, or hitting
- Psychological harassment like belittling and insulting
- Cyberbullying like using emails and chat programs to spread rumors
Because workplace harassment takes many forms and can be difficult to expose, it is crucial that you preserve any evidence of it that you can find. Saving copies of work emails and chat logs is a great place to start your case. Let our attorneys know if you have any such evidence available that we can examine and possibly use to your advantage.
Workplace Discrimination Lawsuits
California has numerous protected classes, such as:
- Sex and gender
- Gender identity
- Sexual orientation
- Military status
- Age (over 40)
- National origin
- And more
Workplace discrimination is any behavior that negatively impacts you because you belong to a protected class. Discrimination takes many forms, too, like terminating you first when your employer needs to downsize, picking you last for a promotion, paying you less than another worker doing the same job, or outright pestering you. The keys to a discrimination lawsuit are proving that you were treated differently and that treatment was harmful.
Wrongful Termination Lawsuits
Most people are employed “at-will,” which means you can decide to quit at any time and for any reason. But it also means that you can be terminated “for cause,” which allows your employer to fire you for most reasons, too, such as poor performance, bad attitude, or company downsizing. What your employer cannot do is terminate you for an unlawful reason.
It is wrongful termination if you are terminated due to:
- Acting as a whistleblower
- Belonging to a protected class
If you have been fired recently, then try to save any transcripts and communications you can between yourself and your employer. You could have limited time to save those documents before you lose access to them. Our Santa Clarita employment law team can look through that evidence for signs that you were terminated for an unlawful reason. Depending on what we uncover, you might be able to sue for wrongful termination, which could award you with compensation.
Standing Up for Workers in Santa Clarita
When you need legal assistance for a complicated or sensitive employment law case, call on the Law Offices of Wax & Wax. We are proud to stand up for workers from all industries and all walks of life. You deserve the best treatment in your workplace, and we intend on making certain that happens, even if it takes a claim or a lawsuit.