The law does not allow employers to discriminate against employees based on characteristics like age, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and mental and physical disabilities. If you believe that your employer has terminated your employment or treated you differently than other employees based on any of these protected classes, then you may have a claim for discrimination.
If your employer has harassed you based on your age, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or mental and physical disabilities, then you may have a claim for workplace harassment. Harassment comes in different shapes and sizes such as jokes, derogatory remarks and other offensive conduct or behavior based on your age, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, mental and physical disabilities such that a hostile work environment exists. One of the most common claims of hostile work environment is for sexual harassment. It is illegal in the workplace to make unwanted sexual advances, offer employment benefits in exchange for sexual favors, make sexually explicit comments, remarks and jokes, display sexually suggestive pictures, objects or posters and touch, assault or impede someone’s movement.
AlderLaw understands what is acceptable workplace conduct and behavior and what is an acceptable basis for terminating employment. AlderLaw has achieved multimillion dollar settlements and verdicts for plaintiffs who have been victims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wrongful termination.
While employers are given many freedoms under California law in regards to their employees, employers can and do cross the line and should be held accountable when they do. AlderLaw’s attorneys have taken employers to trial and have also obtained millions of dollars in settlements on behalf of employees who were treated unfairly by their employers, including:
- Age Discrimination
- Gender Discrimination
- Religious Discrimination
- Sexual Harassment
- Sexual Orientation Discrimination
- Wrongful Denial of Benefits
- Wrongful Termination
About Our California Employment Law Practice
AlderLaw was founded in 2000 based on this basic tenet: we believe that all people, regardless of race, creed, religion, color, class or ability to pay, should be entitled to the same quality of legal representation that the wealthiest individuals in our society can and do acquire. There should be no “class system” in American justice, where the wealthy corporations and insurance companies hire the “best” lawyers, and the regular folks working hard and making this country run on a day-to-day basis get the legal “leftovers.” Mr. Alder believes that everyone is entitled to justice, not just the rich or the big corporations able to pay huge legal bills.
At AlderLaw, we take seriously the fact that we, as lawyers, took an oath to uphold the Constitution, which includes your right to trial by a jury of your peers. We strive to ensure that you feel that you are receiving excellent quality legal representation and that you are not further victimized by the system itself. Justice can, and should, be blind.
If you have been wrongfully terminated or suffered workplace discrimination or sexual harassment, please call our office at 310.275.9131. We offer a free confidential case evaluation with our experienced employment and wrongful termination attorneys.