Everyone is entitled to a workplace that is free from discrimination. This ideal is reflected in state and federal law, making it illegal to discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, ethnicity, and religion. It is also illegal to create a hostile work environment and to retaliate against employees for filing complaints. Yet, it doesn’t take a genius to recognize that many employers and workers fail to adhere to these laws. The news is riddled with stories about sexual harassment lawsuits and a variety of forms of workplace discrimination.
As many Californians find themselves concerned about job security, it can be challenging to stand up to employers who are treating them inappropriately. However, unless action is taken, nothing will change. In fact, things could get much worse. An individual subjected to discrimination or harassment could suffer emotional harm, as well as damage to their career, including missed promotions, lost hours and wages, and even termination.
So, if you find yourself in this situation, you need to carefully consider your options. One option is to take legal action against your employer. If you succeed, then you could recover lost wages, obtain job reinstatement, and put a halt to practices that could extend far beyond you. The process of filing a lawsuit can be intimidating, but a competent law firm will protect you and your legal rights and ensure that your claim has the voice it deserves.
This is why the legal team at San Diego Employment Law Group works tirelessly for its clients. With over a century of combined legal experience, our team of employment law professionals know the letter of the law and can quickly identify when it has been violated. When we take on a case, we approach it with the aggressiveness and thoroughness it deserves. We initiate discovery, identify evidence, craft a legal strategy, call witnesses, and manage and pursue evidentiary issues. In the end, we fight for our clients to protect what is rightfully theirs. While this may include compensation, it can also include their reputations and their futures.