Oakland Employment Litigation Attorneys Offering Skillful Representation When You Suffer Discrimination on the Job
Understanding employment discrimination
In the workplace, you may feel like you do not have the right to speak out when you suffer harassment, discrimination or wrongful termination. The legal team at the Law Offices of John E. Hill, P.C. offers solutions for halting discriminatory practices and obtaining relief for the damages you suffer due to the wrongful actions of your employer.
California prohibits real or perceived discrimination in the workplace. With more than 30 years of providing service to workers in the San Francisco Bay Area, our attorneys help those who suffer abuse due to unjust labor acts and policies.
We support clients facing hostility and other issues in the workplace
Too often workers do not realize they are being victimized by their employers or representatives of their employers until they lose their jobs or miss out on career opportunities they deserve. California is an at-will employment state. This means your employment can be terminated by you or your employer at any time.
Exceptions to at-will discharge include termination due to involvement in union activity, refusal to carry out illegal activities as directed by the employer and discrimination. Our attorneys are committed to helping you understand your civil and employment rights and to protecting them. We have significant experience handing the following employment issues:
- Harassment and discrimination — In an increasingly diverse and fast-moving labor market, harassment and discrimination occur in multiple ways to all types of employees. Discrimination is denial of your civil rights, and harassment is unacceptable workplace behavior on the part of your employer, managers and related parties.
- Wrongful termination — You may believe you were unfairly terminated from your job. If you think you lost your job for actions that were not only unfair but also illegal under California law, you may have grounds for legal action. A lawyer from our firm can help you file a claim for wrongful termination if your case meets the proper criteria.
Cases involving discrimination and wrongful termination are often complicated. They can involve perceptions, evidence that must be interpreted and conflicting accounts of behavior on the part of multiple parties. In the workplace, there is a fine line between illegal behavior by an employer and the perception of unfair treatment by an employee. But no one deserves to work in a hostile environment or one that discriminates based on gender, skin color, ethnic background, religious beliefs or sexual orientation.
Our attorneys carefully assess your case, offer straightforward guidance and provide steadfast legal and emotional support when an employer infringes upon your rights.
Speak with our attorneys today for information about your employment rights
Denying employees promotion opportunities, jobs for which they are qualified and basic rights in the workplace is illegal. To learn more about taking legal action to halt unfair or discriminatory practices, schedule a free consultation at the Law Offices of John E. Hill. Located in Oakland, we represent clients throughout Northern California on a wide range of employment law issues. Call 510.588.1000 today or contact our firm online. Hablamos español.