Construction workers in California run a substantial risk of receiving a traumatic brain injury while at work. This is because they often are required to perform their jobs while on roofs, scaffolding, tall ladders, etc., and they are at risk of falling from such high places. The Mayo Clinic states that falls are the most common cause of TBIs.
You Don’t Have To Put Up With Sexual Harassment
Sexual harassment in the workplace is illegal and prohibited under federal and California state laws. You have rights after being the victim of sexual harassment. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Mauro Fiore, Jr., will help you understand your legal options and take action against your employer. We represent employees throughout Southern California from offices in Los Angeles, Monrovia, West Covina and Palm Desert.
You do not need to put up with sexual harassment at work. Let us protect your rights. Call our firm at 866-262-3670to discuss your legal options.
Holding Employers Liable For Illegal Behavior At Work
Our law firm has successfully represented victims of sexual harassment in Los Angeles County. Reporting abuse in the workplace is difficult. We understand what you are going through and what steps to take to protect your rights and your future.
Employers can be held liable for sexual harassment. You may be entitled to compensation for your financial losses, including lost wages, and for your emotional distress. We will evaluate the facts of your case and determine what action to take to help you move forward with your life.
What Is Sexual Harassment?
Sexual harassment can come in many different forms. Both men and women can be victims of sexual harassment, and it is not always committed by the opposite sex.
Can you spot signs of sexual harassment? Signs of sexual harassment include:
- Sexist jokes and sexual remarks
- Lewd noises
- Inappropriate gifts
- Displays of sexist cartoons or pornography
- Unwanted physical contact
- Coercion to perform a sexual favor
The Types Of Sexual Harassment
Quid pro quo: This typically involves a supervisor basing performance reviews, benefits and employment on whether or not the employee agrees to sexual advances or other forms of sexual harassment. Examples of quid pro quo harassment include not promoting or firing an employee because he or she does not agree to sexual advances by his or her manager or supervisor.
Hostile work environment: This is when harassment creates a hostile work environment due to the conduct and behavior of a co-worker, supervisor, manager, director or other employees against an employee. Examples of this type of harassment can affect employees who are the subjects of sexual harassment as well as employees who may witness and report the harassment.
Advocating For Your Future
We will be strong advocates for you. Labor law violations are complicated, emotional cases. Our lawyers have extensive experience putting the needs of employees’ first, and we will help you every step of the way.
Call 866-262-3670or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your legal options. We are bilingual in English and Spanish.
Many companies try to be at least semi-proactive when it comes to hiring a diverse workforce and training managers and supervisors to avoid harassment, discrimination and the like. However, companies tend not notice the bigger picture about such issues. For example, they may not have a proactive strategy to ensure that deserving employees get promotions (or pay raises) regardless of their gender, disability, race or other protected class.
If you reside in California and make your living working in a restaurant, you are in good company. For many, restaurants offer flexible hours, opportunities for advancement and other perks, but, as is the case with most industries, there is also a downside.
If you are like most California workers, you enjoy working overtime, not because you love the extra work, but because you love the time-and-a-half or double-time wage rates you receive. Sometimes you have that money spent in your mind before you even get it. Even if not, your overtime pay is important to you, and you want your employer to pay it as soon as possible.
Employment discrimination is a horrible situation for anyone to go through. Whether you’re White, Black, Asian, pregnant, disabled or fall into a protected group, being discriminated against is against the law. Employers often know that what they’re doing is wrong, but they hope that people won’t report them or will be like-minded enough to agree with their actions.
No one wants to deal with discrimination at work. It’s hurtful emotionally, and it can be harmful to their career prospects. It’s nearly impossible to get ahead in a workplace where others are constantly putting you down.
California is strict about its wage and hour laws. The laws are clear and require employers to pay accordingly. State wage and hour laws include laws about the minimum wage, overtime, meal breaks and more.
Employment discrimination sadly occurs often in the United States. From an employer who passes over a potential hire due to their old age to an employer who refuses to hire people who appear Mexican, there are extremely discriminatory tactics that are used regularly.