Employment Discrimination and Harassment

Employment Discrimination Harassment girls on boatFew things in life are as important as your job; your source of money to pay for all of life’s financial responsibilities. If you are an employee who was treated in a manner that violates the law, you need an attorney. Attorney William Waddell is ready and prepared to assist you. Call now. Both state and federal laws place obligations on employers in hiring, firing and treating their employees. It is vital that you contact and retain a knowledgeable and experienced attorney to assist you with any claim you may have against your employer. In general terms, employment laws protect employees in in the following instances:

  • Harassment: Employees who have been harassed because of their age, gender, ethnicity, race or disability.
  • Discrimination: Employees who have been discriminated against because of their age, gender, ethnicity, race or disability.
  • Hostile Work Environment: Employees who have had to deal with co-worker statements that are harassing, discriminatory or of a sexual nature.
  • Wrongful Termination: Employees terminated without cause or without a valid business reason, or because of their age, gender, ethnicity, race or disability.
  • Wage and Hour Claims: Employees who have not been given rest and/or lunch breaks, or who have worked overtime without proper compensation.

Filing a Lawsuit

In most instances, before filing a lawsuit against an employer in California for a labor dispute, the employee must first submit a claim to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or to the State of California Employment Development Department. The many laws and procedural requirements applicable to labor claims require that you retain the services of an attorney. William Waddell is prepared to assist you every step of the way.

Be sure to also contact William Waddell, if you are suffering from a work related injury. We can help you get the justice you deserve.