When your legal rights as an employee are violated, it can be difficult to know what to do or where to turn. The Rosemead employment attorneys at Eldessoky understand the challenges you are facing and will fight tirelessly to protect your rights and get you the justice you deserve.
Eldessouky Law appreciates those upstanding employers in this community who respect the rights of our clients to freedom from an unlawful workplace, which can consist of discrimination, wage theft and harassment, to name a few. California employment laws apply to all employers equally and no company is allowed to condone behavior that causes emotional or financial injury to employees.
Sadly, some employers still escape and either create unlawful situations at work or permit these situations to continue, thereby leaving our clients to stand up for themselves by contacting our law firm.
When the rights of our clients are violated in this manner, it is the obligation of our Rosemead, CA employment lawyer to fight for these rights. If you are being made to endure unlawful action of whatever nature at work, Eldessouky Law will pursue your employer on your behalf and hold them accountable for the trouble they have put you through.
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 Rosemead, CA
Some of the largest employers in Rosemead, CA include the following:
- Edison International (Southern California Edison): 4,100 employees
- Garvey School District: 804 employees
- Panda Restaurant Group: 400 employees
- Wal-Mart: 389 employees
- Rosemead School District: 337 employees
- Target: 200 employees
- Hermetic Seal: 189 employees
- Olive Garden: 115 employees
- Doubletree: 100 employees
- Don Bosco Technical Institute: 90 employees
No matter the size of your employer or the size of their legal team, if they are breaking any of the employment laws set out in the 29 codes outlined by the California Labor & Workforce Development Agency, we want to hear about it. Call Eldessouky Law as soon as you notice any suspicious activity at your workplace to understand your rights in the circumstances.
Eldessouky Law: Practice Areas in Rosemead, CA
At Eldessouky Law, our focus is on protecting the rights of employees throughout the State of California and Rosemead, CA, no matter the size of their employer. We represent employees who suffer from violations of these rights with a commitment to justice for all in the workplace.
Our employment law practice areas in Rosemead, CA, include:
- Hostile work environments
- Sexual harassment
- Wage, hour and overtime payment discrepancy claims
- Severance agreements, terms, conditions, and payments
- Retaliation claims, including whistleblower cases
- Wrongful termination
Work is more than just a place where workers make money to support themselves and their families. It is also a place where they spend more than half of their time each week, not even including commutes to and from work. It is not just unfair but also emotionally traumatizing when workers are continually exposed to unlawful situations at work, considering how much time they spend there.
All California employees have a right to expect a safe workplace where they can do their jobs without violation. Unfortunately, these intrusions do occur, and when they do, someone must be held responsible for them. That’s where our firm comes in.
Disability Discrimination in Rosemead, CA: What are Your Rights?
It is illegal in the State of California to discriminate against any person or subject them to unlawful conduct, solely on account of their protected status. The California Fair Employment and Housing Act administered by the Department of Fair Employment and Housing specifically prohibits discrimination on account of:
- Age (over 40)
- Sexual orientation
- Sex, gender
- Religion, creed
- Race, color
- National origin
- Military and veteran status
- Medical conditions
- Marital status
- Genetic information
- Gender identity, gender expression
- Disability, mental and physical
Discriminating against any personon account of disability is also specifically prohibited under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Under these laws, no employer is permitted to apply standards or policies that result to disproportionate adverse impact to employees or a group of them. Actions that result to disproportionate adverse impact include failing to provide a handicap parking spot or facilities.
Disability under these laws include impairment caused by any medical condition, physical or mental disability that limits a person’s ability to perform a major life activity.
Major life activities under California law include:
- Caring for oneself
- Performing manual tasks
- Working. Government Code §12926.1(c)
While the anti-discrimination laws apply to all employers of labor in California, it does not end there. These laws also apply to:
- Labor organizations
- Employment agencies
- Apprenticeship training programs. Gov. Code, § 12940(a)–(d)
Establishing a Case of Disability Discrimination
Usually, when an employee believes they have been subjected to discrimination on account of their disability, they are expected to prove their case. This should include showing the actions or conditions that an employer has taken or permitted to remain which result in disability discrimination. Sandell v. Taylor-Listug, Inc. (2010) 188 Cal.App.4th 297, 310 [115 Cal.Rptr.3d 453]
At Eldessouky Law, we routinely assist our clients with establishing their disability discrimination case by proving the following factors:
- That the plaintiff’s employer (the defendant) was a covered entity under the anti-discrimination laws
- That the plaintiff was an employee of the defendant or had some other covered relationship with the defendant
- That the defendant knew that the plaintiff had a disability that limits a major life activity or had a history of such disability
- That the plaintiff was able to perform essential job duties with or without reasonable accommodation for the disability
- That the defendant subjected the plaintiff to an adverse employment action or terminated their employment
- That the adverse employment or termination was substantially motivated by the plaintiff’s disability
- That the plaintiff was harmed; and
- That the defendant’s conduct was a substantial factor leading to the harm
California Jury Instructions CACI 2540 do not require a plaintiff to show that the discriminatory acts were motivated by ill will or animosity. But we can produce proof of this to show that the defendant’s wrongful actions were substantially motivated by discriminatory reasons.
Contact Eldessouky Law for an Explanation of Your Rights
If you believe you were subjected to disability discrimination by your employer or anyone in your workplace, contact our Rosemead disability discrimination attorney at 714-409-8991 for exceptional legal representation.