If you have been discriminated against in the labor market, or have been treated unfairly at your job, you can do something about it. You have rights and an experienced Irvine employment law attorney can help you understand your rights. If you need help getting justice for unfair or unlawful treatment you suffered in the workplace, contact the passionate Irvine employment law lawyer at Aegis Law Firm.
Every worker wants to be treated fairly for their labor. Federal and state laws protect workers from unfair treatment in the workplace. These laws ensure that workers are not taken advantage of by their employers, and that every member of society who is able to participate in the workforce is given an opportunity to do so.
If your rights have been trampled on in the workplace, you need the support of a passionate and experienced team who will represent your interests and get you the justice you deserve. We offer free consultations and our clients pay no fees unless we win. So call Aegis Law Firm today at (949) 379-6250 to schedule your free consultation. You can also take advantage of our Spanish-speaking services.
We handle a wide variety of employment cases for persons who have been wronged at work. We cover the following practice areas:
Federal laws protect workers across the United States, and provide the minimum labor standards that employers must meet. States also have their own labor laws, which vary from state to state. Workers may choose to base their claims on federal and state laws where the circumstances allow. Federal laws protecting workers rights include:
Prohibits the discrimination against a person on the basis of their race, color, religion, national origin, or sex. An employer is prohibited from discriminating against any person in their employment process, and taking discriminatory or retaliatory actions against an employee based on any of these protected factors. The law also requires employees to make reasonable accommodations for employees’ sincerely held religious practices as long as it does not cause undue hardship to the employer’s business operations.
Prohibits employers from discriminating against qualified persons because of their disability. The law also prohibits employers from taking adverse actions against a person who complains about or takes administrative or legal action against discrimination in the workplace. Employers are also required to make reasonable accommodations for persons with known mental or physical disabilities unless doing so would cause undue hardship to their business operations.
Protects against the discrimination of persons aged 40 or older on the basis of their age. The law makes it illegal to take adverse employment actions against a person because they complained about age discrimination or took action to address age discrimination.
Makes it illegal to pay different wages to men and women in the same work, performing equal duties.
Protects employees who need to take extended time off from work because of an illness, the birth or adoption of a child, or to care for a sick family member. FMLA protection is available to workers employed in companies with 50 or more employees.
Provides protections for work issues such as minimum wage, work hours, overtime, and misclassification of employees.
California’s employment laws extend the protection of rights for workers in the state. Workers in the state enjoy very strict protections, making the state the top on the list of Oxfam America’s 2020 best states to work in America.
The Fair Employment and Housing Act prohibits the discrimination against persons based on their protected status including:
Requires employers with 5 or more employees to provide job-protected leave for employees to care for themselves or for a qualified family member with a serious health condition. The law also allows employees to take time off to bond with a new child by birth, adoption, or foster care placement.
Requires that all employees performing the same or substantially similar duties for the same employer must receive equal pay regardless of their sex or gender.
Controls the payment of wages to employees and requires that employees provide each employee, at the time of hiring, with a notice that specifies the rate and basis of their pay, and notify them in writing of any changes.
Often, the fear of retaliation and termination of employment keeps workers from enforcing their rights. You do not have to fear because the law protects your rights and employers who punish an employee for trying to enforce their rights can be held legally responsible.
At Aegis Law Firm, we have nearly 20 years experience helping workers hold their employers responsible for violations of the law. We can help you too. If you have been unlawfully treated in the workplace, call us today at (949) 379-6250 to schedule a free consultation with one of our passionate employment law attorneys in Irvine.