Employment Law: Protecting Employee Rights

There are federal, state and local laws designed to protect employees from harassment and discrimination. Despite this fact, employers still fail to uphold their legal obligations to their employees. In these cases, it is important to seek help from a dedicated lawyer who understands employment law.

Louis Gabbara can help resolve complex workplace claims. If you believe that you are being illegally harassed or discriminated against at work, call our law offices in Escondido at 760-466-8083 for a free case evaluation.

We Handle A Wide Range Of Employment Law Issues

We represent workers throughout Southern California who are struggling with employment law issues, including:

Sexual harassment: There are two main categories of sexual harassment: quid pro quo harassment and hostile workplace harassment. Quid pro quo harassment involves supervisors or other authority figures demanding sexual favors from someone in order for them to advance in the workplace or avoid being fired. In either case, this behavior is illegal, and offenders should be held accountable for their actions.

Hostile workplace harassment occurs when a person is subject to repeated, unwanted sexual advances. This can include physical and verbal behavior, and a person who is not the target of the offensive behavior may also be able to make a hostile work environment claim.

Workplace discrimination: A person may not be discriminated against based on race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability. Local ordinances may provide even more protections. If you believe that you are being subjected to workplace discrimination, we can help explore your legal options.

Wrongful termination: In general, most employers have the right to fire their employees for any reason, or for no reason at all. However, if a person is actually fired for a discriminatory reason, or as retaliation for engaging in activities protected by the law, it is considered wrongful termination and the employer may be liable for damages.

Contact Us For A Free Consultation

No one should be made to feel uncomfortable in the workplace. We can help determine whether you have a strong claim against your employer. To schedule a free initial consultation, call or text 760-466-8083 or contact us online.