California Retaliation Lawyers
Browne Labor Law represents employees who have experienced unlawful retaliation. Retaliation in the workplace can appear in a variety of forms, including reduced wages, a demotion, a suspension, or a termination. Browne Labor Law and its of counsel attorneys provides representation to both Southern and Northern California employees who have been subjected to illegal retaliation.
California Retaliation Lawyers Advocating under State and Federal Anti-Discrimination Statutes
Anti-discrimination statutes such as the California Fair Housing and Employment Act (FEHA), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended (ADA), and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) prohibit retaliation against an employee who has participated in protected activity. Examples of protected activity include complaining about discrimination or harassment in the workplace, or filing a charge of discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and/or a complaint of discrimination with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH).
Terminations that occur after an employee either complains or threatens to complain about harassment or discrimination may rise to the level of an unlawful retaliation. Workplace complaints that could give rise to unlawful retaliation include complaints of race discrimination, sex discrimination, sexual harassment, gender discrimination, age discrimination, discrimination based on religion, sexual orientation discrimination, national origin discrimination, or disability discrimination. Similarly, an employee who is terminated after participating in the EEOC and/or DFEH process may have been the victim of an illegal retaliation. Browne Labor Law and its of counsel attorneys aggressively advocate for employees who have been subjected to an unlawful retaliation.
California Retaliation Lawyers Advocating under Other Statutes
Statutes also protect employees who report wage and hour violations, including overtime, minimum wage, or meal break and/or rest break violations. Similarly, employees are protected from retaliation in response to whistleblowing, or for complaining about unsafe and illegal working conditions.
California Retaliation Lawyers representing employees in both pre-litigation and litigation
Unlike some California retaliation lawyers, the Browne Labor Law and its of counsel attorneys represent employees in both pre-litigation and litigation retaliation matters. Many retaliation cases require an employee to first file a charge of discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and/or a complaint of discrimination with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) before bringing a retaliation lawsuit. Browne Labor Law represents employees at all stages of the EEOC/DFEH process, including EEOC investigations, EEOC mediations, DFEH investigations, and DFEH mediations. Additionally, Browne Labor Law and its of counsel attorneys represent employees who have received a right to sue letter from either agency. The law firm also aggressively litigates retaliation cases in both state and federal court.