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Inland Empire Discrimination Lawyers

Discrimination is a broad term that is used to describe conduct that treats a particular person, group or class of individuals unequally and disadvantageously. Numerous forms of discrimination exist within the workplace and they are all illegal under California and federal law. It is important to understand that everyone has the fundamental right to work and that this right is protected. At Fernandez & Lauby, we vigorously represent clients who have been victims of workplace discrimination and harassment. If you feel that you experienced discriminatory conduct at your place of employment, contact Fernandez & Lauby at 888-959-8508 for a free consultation.

Types of Workplace Discrimination:

Discriminatory conduct may occur in various ways, including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Age discrimination - employees may be terminated or treated adversely, solely due of their age
  • Racial discrimination - it is illegal to treat an employee differently due to their racial background or skin color
  • Disability discrimination - employees with disabilities are protected under federal and state law
  • Sexual harassment - employees must be treated equally, not based on their sexual preference

Discrimination and Harassment in the Workplace:

Workplace harassment is offensive, intimidating conduct that targets one or more persons. Workplace harassment is illegal under the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as well as under California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). The following is illegal:

  • Pregnancy discrimination - pregnant workers are protected and may not be fired because of pregnancy
  • Retaliation - employees have various rights and employers may not retaliate if the employee chooses to take a stand that is in disagreement with the employer’s position
  • 40 and over - this age group is known as a protected class and discrimination is prohibited (e.g., firing employee because of age).
  • Other - ask your attorney

Contact an Inland Empire Employment Attorney for a Complimentary Consultation:

If you feel you have been discriminated against at your place of work, it is advisable to contact an experienced and knowledgeable employment attorney to preserve your rights and discuss your options. The attorneys at Fernandez & Lauby, LLP, offer a complimentary case review that can take place over the phone or in person at their offices. The consultation is confidential and there are no conditions attached. With contingency cases there are no fees unless we resolve your case by settlement, court award, verdict or judgment. To schedule your appointment, contact Fernandez & Lauby at 888-959-8508.

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Employment attorneys, Kathy Le and Brian Mankin, discuss the recent decision by the California Supreme Court regarding the future of forced arbitration in our most recent article entitled, California Supreme Court Opens Door to Challenging Forced Arbitration

Employment attorney Marisa Kautz filed a class action for unpaid wages against Caring Funeral Services. The employer immediately moved to compel the case to individual arbitration to avoid paying all the employees their unpaid wages and other damages. However, on August 13, 2013, Ms. Kautz successfully defeated the motion. The case will proceed forward on a class-wide basis in Superior Court. If you are a current or former employee and believe you were not paid correctly or were denied breaks, you may be entitled to damages. Feel free to call Ms. Kautz if you would like to discuss this case or your potential rights.

Attorney Brian Mankin successfully tried a discrimination case before a jury in the Orange County Superior Court. The jury found that the company wrongfully terminated Mr. Mankin’s client based on her disability and medical condition. During the punitive damages phase, the jury found that the employer acted with malice. A judgment was rendered in the amount of $175,000 in favor of our client. Even in a conservative jurisdiction like Orange County, our team of employment attorneys stand ready to vindicate the rights of employees who are wrongfully discharged.

Fernandez & Lauby recovered over $4,000,000 for our employment law clients last year.  Contact us today to determine if we can help you recover the compensation you deserve.

Fernandez & Lauby recently assisted a public safety worker with a discrimination and retaliation claim after he helped alert the public of ongoing safety hazards in the workplace. We recovered $250,000 for the client!

Firm attorneys, Kyle Lauby and Brian Mankin, recently recovered a six figure settlement for a group of restaurant workers who were sexually harassed during and after work hours.

Attorney Brian Mankin has successfully resolved multiple class action wage and hour cases over the last year, each resulting in cash payments to all participating employees.

Attorney Michael Tam has recently recovered a six figure settlement for his client after she had been sexually harassed by the employer in her workplace! Make sure to contact Fernandez & Lauby if your right to a safe and harassment-free work place has been violated.

Fernandez & Lauby LLP has recovered millions of dollars for our employment law clients. We pride ourselves in having assisted hundreds of plaintiffs in receiving the fair and reasonable compensation for their losses. Whether you need to be represented as an individual or undertake a class action suit, contact our office to speak to an attorney about your case today.

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