Fighting Harassment And Retaliation Against Workers In Los Angeles And Statewide
Most people spend a significant portion of their waking hours at work, which means on-the-job tensions can have a serious impact on their lives. In a perfect world, we would all get along great with our boss and co-workers. Unfortunately, it’s common for personalities and colleagues to clash in the workplace. Even so, everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and courtesy at work.
It is an employer’s responsibility to ensure that everyone is safe and respected. At Levine & Blit LLP, our attorneys stand up for employees who have experienced harassment, bullying and retaliation in the workplace. We hold employers accountable while fighting for justice on our clients’ behalf. From our office in Los Angeles, we represent workers all over California.
Harassment In The Workplace
State and federal law protects your right to a safe workplace, but harassment still affects many employees. If you dread going to work or cannot do your job to the best of your ability, you deserve better. If the harassment is based on your race, gender, age, disability or other protected characteristic, you may be able to take legal actions. You deserve to hold your employer accountable for the hostile work environment they have created or allowed to thrive.
Our lawyers advocate for employees who have experienced all types of harassment, including:
- Disparaging comments
- Racist, sexist or otherwise offensive remarks
- Sharing offense images or emails
- Insulting or obscene jokes
- Wearing offensive clothing
- Unwanted physical contact
- Sexual harassment
What Is Retaliation?
Retaliation is any adverse action your employer takes against you as “payback” for engaging in certain protected activities. Retaliation can consist of wrongful termination, harassment, demotion or any other adverse action that affects your employment. Often, whistleblowers experience retaliation after reporting company wrongdoing.
No matter what form it takes, retaliating against an employee for engaging in legally protected conduct is against the law and should not be tolerated. However, employees should know that only certain activities are protected such as:
- Reporting or complaining about unlawful discrimination or harassment
Requesting unpaid wages or overtime
Reporting meal and rest break violations or other labor law violations
Reporting a workplace injury
Requesting an accommodation for a disability, including time off of work
Reporting workplace safety issues
Reporting violations of local, state, or federal statutes or regulations
The Service And Respect You Deserve
Call Today For An Immediate Case Evaluation
Learn more about how we can help you hold your employer accountable, protect your rights and pursue any compensation you may be entitled to under the law. For assistance all over California, call our Los Angeles office at (310) 281-0100 or contact us via email.
FIGHTING FOR EMPLOYEES
ALL OVER CALIFORNIA
Learn how our respected employment law attorneys can help you fight for justice after being treated improperly by an employer. Call our Los Angeles office at (310) 281-0100 and we will evaluate your case over the phone. You may also fill out our contact form and expect a prompt response from a member of our firm. We serve clients throughout the state of California.