If you believe that you were discriminated against at work, been treated unfairly, or fired, you must first determine whether the discrimination was related to a legally protected trait. Often, employees who are considering a lawsuit against an employer assume that, because they were treated unfairly or rudely by their employers, they will automatically have a case for discrimination. While it is frustrating and sometimes outright unfair to work in an environment … Read More
Your rights as an employee The Fair Housing and Employment Act (“FHEA”) prohibits sexual harassment in the work place. Sexual harassment includes unwanted sexual advances, verbal or physical sexual overtures or propositions, threats or bribes requiring sexual acts in exchange. Because sexual harassment includes so many physical and verbal acts, speaking with an attorney who is experienced in sexual harassment in the workplace is important to determine your legal rights specific to … Read More
There are a number of benefits to registering a trademark and these are generally different from those of registering a copyright. They include preventative protection from “copycats” as well as legal rights for the trademark owner that would not exist absent a trademark registration. Since a trademark is a visible symbol of your product or service, a registered trademark is easier to find in a trademark availability search, preventing others from using … Read More
In an ethnically diverse state such as California, many workplaces employ individuals who speak a language other than English. While employers in California are clearly prohibited from discriminating against employees on the basis of the employee’s race or national origin, the law is less clear when it comes to workplace rules regarding language. So, is it legal for an employer to ban employees from speaking a language other than English in the … Read More
I believe my employer is guilty of violation of the Labor Law and want to file a complaint about my employer with law enforcement but I am afraid of getting fired. What are my rights?
Often, employees who want to file complaints with the labor board regarding their working conditions are afraid of retaliation by their employer. This is a valid concern but you must know that the state of California has put laws in place protecting such employees from retaliatory discipline if they report violations of law by their employer. As an employee in the State of California, you have the right to speak to representatives of … Read More