There are expansive employment laws in place at both the state and federal levels that are designed to protect employees on the job. Employers wield considerable power when it comes to their employees, and these laws are designed to help restore balance. Employees who have questions or concerns regarding their treatment at work shouldn’t wait to reach out for the skilled legal guidance of an experienced employment law attorney in San Mateo.
Employment law focuses on discrimination in the workplace. There are several primary categories of discrimination that make up the bulk of these important claims.
It is against the law to discriminate against an employee based on a disability, which includes all the following forms of discrimination:
If the employee can perform their job’s essential functions – with the help of reasonable accommodations – they can’t be discriminated against in relation to their work.
Sexual harassment at work is a form of discrimination that is addressed by both the State of California and the federal government. Sexual harassment can take a range of forms, and while it can be difficult to prove, it can also be exceptionally damaging. Sexual harassment can be classified as either quid pro quo harassment, which means something for something, or as hostile work environment sexual harassment.
Examples of quid pro quo sexual harassment include the following:
Examples of a hostile work environment that qualifies as sexual harassment include:
Employees are also afforded legal protections in relation to pregnancy, to medical conditions that are related to pregnancy, and to giving birth. California laws include specific breastfeeding accommodations as well as reasonable accommodations related to the health and comfort of employees who are currently pregnant or have recently given birth. Some of the more common pregnancy accommodations include:
The distinguished employment law attorneys at Minnis & Smallets in San Mateo passionately advocate for employee rights and have earned an imposing reputation for leaving no stone unturned in their focused pursuit of rightful compensation. Employees have important rights that are well worth protecting. To learn more about how we can help, please don’t wait to contact us today.
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