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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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--- Thursday, November 12, 2015 ---

Employment attorney, Marisa Kautz, discusses the details of missed meal breaks in her recent article, Hunger Pain Blues. Explore the legal details, penalties, and required extra pay regarding missed meal breaks in California.

--- Wednesday, November 11, 2015 ---

Trial Victory -- Fernandez & Lauby attorneys, Kathy Le and Brian Mankin recently prevailed at trial on an employee’s individual unpaid wage claim in San Bernardino County Superior Court. The employee claimed that he was required to work more than 8 hours per day and/or 40 hours per week, but was only paid for 40 hours per week. He also claimed that he was given inaccurate wage statements. The employer claimed that it did not owe any additional wages. Le and Mankin filed a lawsuit for failure to pay minimum wages and overtime wages, as well as failure to provide breaks and accurate wage statements. Following trial, the court awarded the employee his unpaid wages, interest and various penalties, plus the employer was required to pay approximately $60,000 in attorneys fees and costs to Fernandez & Lauby. If you were denied wages, misclassified, not given all required breaks or have any other concerns about your pay or working conditions, feel free to call, or email, the employment law team at Fernandez & Lauby for a free consultation. Most unpaid wage cases are handled by the firm on a contingency basis, meaning you don’t pay unless you win.

--- Wednesday, November 11, 2015 ---

Employment attorney, Kathy Le, cites new authority rejecting the enforcement of certain forced arbitrations for interstate truck drivers.

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

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