Employment Law Assistance from an Experienced San Jose Attorney
Helping you fight back after wrongful termination and other illegal behavior
Employment law covers a wide range of topics. Wrongful termination ― firing someone for reasons that are against that the law ― is possibly the most common legal claim that employment lawyers must handle. However there are many other issues that require legal assistance. Sexual harassment, leave for family and childcare needs, retaliation for whistle-blowing and wage violations are legal issues that require an attorney familiar with state and federal employment laws.
The Law Office of George Duesdieker was founded for the purpose of helping Californians get the representation they need for all types of employment law claims. Through a solo law practice, George Duesdieker gives every client’s case the personal attention it deserves.
Protecting you from a hostile work environment and whistle-blower retaliation
Every employee has certain legal privileges in the workplace through a mix of federal and state legislation in California. Our office often deals with cases related to:
- Wrongful termination ― Federal and state law makes it illegal for an employer to fire you based on race, gender, sexual orientation, religion or national origin. As well, being fired as a result of refusing to do a dangerous job, being called to jury duty or into military service are prohibited forms of wrongful termination.
- Wage and overtime laws ― California requires certain levels of pay and overtime compensation depending on the nature of your position and the number of hours worked.
- Workplace discrimination ― California forbids biased or prejudicial treatment of workers based on disability, age, and sexual orientation as well as on race, gender, or religion among other factors. If you face workplace discrimination, you have legal options.
- Hostile work environments ― A company that tolerates or encourages an atmosphere of abuse, harassment or general oppression is responsible for creating a hostile work environment. If you believe the actions of your coworkers or supervisor(s) have become oppressive, you may have recourse against your employer.
- Sexual harassment ― Sexual harassment is all too common, and many fear coming forward because of the possibility of retaliation. Our law office can assist you in taking advantage of protections in the law for victims of sexual harassment.
- Family Medical Leave Act ― The Family Medical Leave Act is an important set of rights that new parents are afforded. It also provides leave for qualified family members of injured service members.
- California’s Pregnancy Disability Law ― In addition to federal protection, California’spregnancy disability law expands the privileges granted to expectant parents or those who recently had children.
- California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act ― The Golden State’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) prohibits discrimination in the workplace and housing. Our attorney can guide you through the requirements of a FEHA claim.
- Whistle-blower laws ― You are not required by your employer to undertake activities that are dangerous to you or the public. A worker who reports dangerous or illegal business practices cannot be fired or disciplined under whistle-blower laws.
There are many aspects to employment and labor law in California. If you have questions and need clarification on your rights in the workplace, speak to an attorney before making any decisions.
Contact us for a free initial consultation if you have faced discrimination, sexual harassment or wrongful termination
The Law Office of George Duesdieker protects the rights of Californians who face unjust treatment in the workplace. If you have been denied leave, fair compensation or have been wrongly fired from your job, you have legal remedies available to you. Contact us at 650.684.5444 or online for a free initial consultation. We offer contingency fee arrangements, so you do not have to pay unless you receive compensation.