When you are employed, you have certain rights and protections under California employment laws. Unfortunately, not all employers follow the law, and some workers find themselves facing discrimination, harassment, or other illegal treatment at work. If you have been mistreated at work, you may need to speak with an El Segundo employment lawyer.
An employment lawyer can help you if you have been the victim of discrimination, harassment, or other illegal treatment at work. Discrimination can occur when an employer treats an employee differently because of the employee’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetic information. Harassment can occur when an employer creates a hostile work environment or when an employer retaliates against an employee for reporting discrimination or harassment. Other illegal treatment at work can include wrongful termination, wage and hour violations, and more.
The diverse and extraordinary employment opportunities in El Segundo, CA provide many rewarding earning opportunities for the nearly 17,000 residents in Los Angeles County. Eldessouky Law is proud to represent the honest and hardworking employees in this community and inform them of their rights to freedom from a hostile workplace environment and other unlawful conditions at work.
Although several upstanding companies in this community protect their employees from unlawful victimization in the workplace, some employers fall short. Rather than ensure they provide a safe workplace for all employees, some leave their workers to stand up for themselves by pursuing their rights through our law firm.
Eldessouky Law is a California-based employment law firm that helps protect employees from workplace disruptions that interfere with their emotional and financial wellbeing.
As committed advocates for the workplace rights of employees, our El Segundo employment law attorneys enforce the California State Constitution and Statues outlined by the California Labor & Workforce Development Agency, as well as the 29 codes that cover various employment violations in our state. Our success in providing exceptional legal representation for our clients is unmatched and we will continue to pursue justice for all employees in our city.
If you have questions about your rights as an employee in California or wish to discuss your case confidentially with one of our experienced California employment attorneys, contact our office at 714-409-8991 or fill out one of our contact forms online.
Top Employers in El Segundo, CA
El Segundo is home to some of the biggest aviation and petroleum related companies in the State of California and the US. These provide significant earning money-making opportunities for our residents and contribute financially to the city’s economy.
Some of the largest employers in El Segundo, CA include:
- Raytheon Technologies: 5189 employees
- Northrop Grumman: 2960 employees
- Boeing: 2959 employees
- The Aerospace Corporation: 2711 employees
- Accenture: 1685 employees
- Mattel: 1674 employees
- Chevron: 1103 employees
- HealthCare Partners: 705 employees
- Time Warner Cable: 700 employees
- Internet Brands: 588 employees
At the Eldessouky Law firm, we present employees throughout our city who work for small and large companies alike, regardless of their position in the company. We take it personal when any one of our clients is being made to suffer legal violations in the workplace.
When you schedule a free consultation with us, we make it our obligation to listen carefully to your story and provide assistance to your employer accountable for the damage caused by their oversight.
We Protect the Rights of Workers in El Segundo, CA
Our El Segundo employment law firm’s emphasis is on employment law violations. We are fully committed to protecting our clients’ rights and holding their employers responsible for wrongful conduct that creates unlawful work environments.
- Hostile work environment claims
- Sexual Harassment
- Wage and hour claims, including overtime disputes
- Severance agreement terms, reviews, and enforcements
- Retaliation and wrongful termination
If you are being made to endure an unlawful situation bordering on any one of these practice areas, contact or El Segundo labor attorney today. We will help you understand your rights and options for redress under the law.
Hostile Work Environment Claims: Conduct Directed at Others
California law strictly prohibits the creation or continuation of a hostile work environment. No employer is allowed to engage in conduct that is either so pervasive and constant that it interferes with the ability of an employee to do their work, or permit the creation of such an environment.
The purpose of these laws described by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing is to ensure every employee has a workplace that is safe and free from hostility.
These laws do not just stop at protecting people who are the subject of hostility either. If you are an employee in a company where a hostile environment exists, these laws are also meant to protect you.
A hostile work environment is created by through persistent unlawful behavior such as sexual harassment and discrimination that has become severe or pervasive. Lyle v. Warner Bros. Television Productions (2006) 38 Cal.4th 264, 279.
Discrimination could be as a result of mistreatment on the basis of sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, national origin or any other protected characteristic. Sexual harassment, may arise due to unwanted touching, inappropriate jokes or remarks or other unwanted sexual advances.
You may object to discrimination on the basis of race when members of a particular race are constantly subjected to racial slurs at work. It does not matter that you were not targeted.
According to the California Department of Justice, you are entitled to speak up against behavior of this nature even if you were not the direct target of the discrimination or harassment. So long as the behavior affects your ability to do your job properly, you can hold your employer or the responsible persons accountable.
It does not matter that you were not even an employee in the establishment. These laws also protect you if you are an intern, a volunteer or even someone that provides services under a contract to the person carrying out the unlawful behavior.
You can file a complaint or lawsuit against your employer protesting against such conduct. However, it is usually required that you should have personally witnessed the conduct being complained of. Beyda v. City of Los Angeles (1998) 65 Cal.App.4th 511, 519 [76 Cal.Rptr.2d 547]
Filing the complaint will also require showing the following:
- You were an employee of the defendant or had some other covered relationship with them
- Although you were not personally subjected to the wrongful conduct, you personally witnessed this conduct
- You considered the unlawful behavior to be hostile or abusive towards members of a protected group (such as women or persons with disabilities)
- A reasonable member of that protected group would also find the conduct hostile or abusive
- The defendant or their agent engaged in this unlawful conduct or knew/should have known about it and failed to take action
- You were harmed as a result; and
- The defendant’s conduct or failure to stop the unlawful conduct was a substantial factor in causing this harm. California Jury Instructions CACI 2521B
Proving these factors is rarely straightforward though. If you have suffered harm due to a hostile environment at work, speak to our El Segundo, CA hostile work environment attorney to understand more about your rights. We will help you hold the responsible party accountable.
Contact Our El Segundo Employment Lawyer for Exceptional Legal Representation
If your employer is breaking the law, do not let them get away with it by keeping silent. Call our employment law attorney at Eldessouky Law at 714-409-8991 today to get started on obtaining justice for the harm you have suffered.