Los Angeles Employment Litigation
Discuss Your Situation With Our Los Angeles Employment Lawyers
Federal and California laws highly regulate the relationship between the employer and employee. This is becoming more so with the passage of new laws. At Yadegar, Minoofar & Soleymani LLP (YMS), our employment discrimination lawyers in Los Angeles understand that workplace disputes can be devastating. The law entitles you to a work environment that is free from harassment and discrimination.
Our goal is to thoroughly understand the issues and the dynamics of our clients’ unique situations to help them resolve their employment issues. We have helped many employees who have been the unfortunate victims of workplace harassment, discrimination or illegal workplace policies. We may be able to help you too.
Cases Our Attorneys Handle
Our Los Angeles employment attorneys handle many types of employment law cases, including:
Workplace harassment is when a person is on the receiving end of unwelcome behavior based on his or her protected characteristics. Protected characteristics are those identified by the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). For example, they sex, gender, disability, race and more. We handle many types of workplace harassment cases, including sexual harassment cases.
Sexual harassment is any unwelcome sexual advances that adversely affect an employee’s work conditions. These advances may be:
- Visual. Visual sexual harassment includes derogatory cartoons, drawings, or posters, and lewd gestures.
- Verbal. Verbal sexual harassment includes derogatory comments, slurs, sexual comments and jokes.
- Physical. Examples may include unwanted touching and rubbing. It may also include assault and physical interference with one’s movement or work.
Generally, sexual harassment falls under two main categories. These categories include quid pro quo and a hostile work environment.
Quid pro quo harassment is harassment in which a term of employment is conditioned upon submission to unwelcome sexual advances. A hostile work environment occurs when the harassing conduct unreasonably interferes with an employee’s work performance or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive working environment.
Have you been sexually harassed or otherwise work in a hostile work environment? Contact one of our employment lawyers to learn about your rights. Our experienced Los Angeles sexual harassment attorneys have successfully litigated sexual harassment cases on behalf of employers and employees.
Federal and California law prohibits employers from discriminating against employees based on several protected characteristics. A few of these protected characteristics include, but are not limited to:
Our workplace discrimination lawyers in Los Angeles help clients distinguish between illegal employment discrimination and non-discriminatory employment actions. We regularly litigate employment discrimination claims on behalf of employees. We have also successfully defended employers against such claims.
Disability discrimination is the unfavorable treatment of an employee or an applicant based on his or her disability or perceived disability. A disability may encompass the following:
- Physical disability
- Mental disability
- Medical condition
- Genetic information
If you have a disability, and believe your employer has either failed to provide you with reasonable accommodations, or discriminated against you because of your disability, you may have a state or federal cause of action against your employer. We recommend that you discuss your unique situation with our Los Angeles disability discrimination attorneys.
Pregnancy discrimination is the unfavorable treatment of an employee or an applicant based on pregnancy or the ability to become pregnant. In addition, “pregnancy” is a protected characteristic. Discrimination may be based on:
- Medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth
If you are pregnant or intend to become pregnant, it is important to understand your rights as a pregnant employee in California. If you believe you are the victim of pregnancy discrimination or pregnancy harassment in the workplace, consider speaking to our attorneys.
More Cases Our Employment Discrimination Lawyers in Los Angeles Handle
Our attorneys also handle workplace discrimination cases involving:
Federal and state laws prohibit an employer from “retaliating” against an employee. Retaliation is any adverse employment action against an employee because he or she engaged in a “protected activity.” A protected activity is any activity protected by law or public policy, such as filing a discrimination claim. Examples of retaliation may include, but is not limited to:
- Poor performance review
- Hostile work environment
Some common situations where retaliation may arise include when an employee:
- Reports employer violations to a state agency.
- Complains about sexual harassment to his or her employer.
- Opposes illegal activities in the workplace.
A whistleblower claim arises when an employee reports, threatens to report or refuses to participate in certain types of illegal or improper activities.
Have you been the subjection of retaliatory conduct? You should seek guidance from an employment attorney. Our experienced Los Angeles employment lawyers counsel and represent clients in claims involving workplace retaliation and whistleblowing.
Other Cases We Handle
Our Los Angeles employment attorneys also handle various other employment cases, including:
Discuss Your Unique Situation With a Los Angeles Employment Attorney
Have you experienced any of these situations? If so, reach out to our Los Angeles employment attorneys to discuss your unique situation. At YMS, we can review your situation to help you determine whether you have a viable employment law case. If we determine that your employment claim is viable, then we will help you devise a plan to get justice.
We offer a free initial consultation, and we are happy to answer any legal questions you may have about your potential case. Call us today at (310) 919-0091 or fill out our online contact form
Over 85 Years of Combined ExperienceAt our firm, you can trust we have the experience to handle your case successfully. Each of our attorneys bring decades of experience practicing in the areas of employment and business litigation.
We Work as a TeamAt YMS, we believe collaboration is key to success. Working collectively with our clients ensures that every angle is explored in order to achieve the best results.
We Are Trial AttorneysEach of our attorneys has extensive experience litigating in a courtroom. We always try to settle outside of court, but if the case requires us to go, our team is prepared to do so.
Big-Firm Experience. Small-Firm Approach.Having previously worked at some of the largest law firms in the city, our attorneys can bring a high level experience to your case, yet keep the client-attorney relationship very personal.