California Retaliation and Workplace Harassment Lawyer
It is unlawful to retaliate, demote or fire an employee who reports violations of the law or public policy to authorities, or who complains to management about discriminatory policies or who assists another in protecting their legal rights.
If you have suffered from retaliation and harassment in the workplace in California, you have legal rights. The Bay Area Employment Lawyers Rand L. Stephens and Richard N. Koss fight for workers’ rights in California. Rand L. Stephens and Richard N. Koss are experienced at preventing hostile work environment in the San Francisco area who will right the wrongs of your wrongful termination and workplace harassment in California.
Harassment in the Workplace in California
California law prohibits employer retaliation or harassment when an employee makes a complaint of discrimination or harassment or participates in a workplace investigation. Workplace retaliation by the employer includes any adverse job action, such as wrongful termination, demotion, refusal to promote, discipline, or adverse actions involving training, pay, benefits, or job or shift reassignment. If you have experienced any of these adverse job actions as a result of retaliation or harassment, you may have a legal claim against your employer.
California Fair Housing and Employment Act
The California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) bans discrimination and workplace harassment in California. Specifically, FEHA bans employer retaliation and harassment when an employee engages in legally protected behavior such as making a complaint of that discrimination or harassment, or testifying or participating in any workplace investigation. To qualify as legally protected behavior, a California employee must reasonably believe that the workplace harassment or discrimination he or she opposes is unlawful activity forbidden by FEHA. In addition, the employer retaliation must materially affect the terms and conditions of the worker’s employment. Other actions that are protected from retaliatory discrimination and discharge under California employment discrimination law include serving in the Armed Forces, requesting overtime pay or additional benefits, refusing to participate in illegal activity, or requesting leave under the California Family Rights Act or the federal Family and Medical Leave Act.
Contact a Workplace Retaliation Attorney in California Today
If you have experienced negative employment actions such as harassment or retaliation, you may have a legal claim against your employer. Call the experienced California workplace retaliation lawyers at the Bay Area Employment Lawyers Rand L. Stephens and Richard N. Koss today for a consultation.