Everyone deserves to work in a supportive, safe and fair environment. Harassment and discrimination have no place in the modern workplace. When employers fail to provide it, both state and federal law provide protections for employees.
The employment attorneys of Alexander Morrison + Fehr, LLP are skilled at handling California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) and Federal Title VII claims, as well as other sources of employment law protection. We are devoted to justice for employees, guiding our clients through the complex legal process of holding their employers accountable.
Protections Provided By FEHA And Title VII
Both private and public employers as well as labor unions and employment agencies are subject to the protections provided by FEHA. In essence, it prohibits employers with five or more employees from discriminating against or harassing employees based on:
- National origin
- Mental or physical disability
- Medical condition
- Sexual orientation
- Gender identity
- Marital status
- Military status
These protections extend to job applicants, volunteers, unpaid interns and contractors.
Question: “I think that I’m being paid less than male co-workers who do the same job with a different job title. Do I have a claim?”
Answer: You likely do have a claim. We can help you pursue compensation for violations of the California Fair Pay Act, the Equal Pay Act and other applicable pay and compensation laws.
A Los Angeles Firm Dedicated To Employee Rights
At AM+F, we believe in upholding the rights of individuals. We have successfully litigated and resolved cases of racial discrimination, disability accommodations, sexual violence and harassment of individuals in the LGBTQ community. We have helped clients who experienced retaliation when they spoke up about improper practices. We know how to win discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims, and we know how to protect our clients as they go through the legal process.
Question: “My boss is subtly threatening to reward or punish me, depending on whether I engage in sexual acts. I want to keep my job. What can I do?”
Answer: What you are experiencing is called quid pro quo sexual harassment, and it is illegal. Depending on the strength of your human resources department, you may be able to report your boss and demand that the behavior stops without risking your job. But even if you are fired or your complaints are ignored, our firm can help you take legal action against the company for condoning sexual harassment.
Learn More About Your Rights
Contact our firm to learn how we can achieve justice for you. Call 310-394-0888 to speak to one of our lawyers, or use our confidential online form.