Our LEGAL PRACTICE Areas
We offer a variety of legal services for employees facing unfair treatment from their employers. Our insight and experience in employment law allow us to achieve substantial results for our clients.
Discrimination is all too common in the workplace. Many people tolerate unfair or discriminatory conduct from their employer because they are not aware of their rights. Both federal and California anti-discrimination laws prohibit employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of gender, disability, ethnicity, race, age or religion. Many states, including California, prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. Employers must take reasonable steps to prevent discrimination.
Khatib Law will hold your employer accountable for discriminating against you and for failing to take reasonable steps to prevent discrimination.
Offensive and unwanted conduct in the workplace may constitute harassment. Sexual harassment can manifest in the form of unwanted sexual advances, derogatory comments, threatening behavior and other behaviors based on a person’s gender or sexual orientation. The harasser and the victim can be of the same or the opposite sex. Anyone can be the victim of sexual harassment. No one should have to work in a place where they feel unsafe or uncomfortable.
If your employer terminated you unfairly, you may have a wrongful termination claim. California law prohibits employment termination based on an employees’ race, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation or religion. Applicable law also prohibits employers from terminating employees for engaging in protected activities. Protected activities include requests for accommodation due to disability including leaves of absence, complaints or opposition to discrimination, complaints or opposition to unsafe work conditions, and complaints or opposition to unlawful conduct. Employers often concoct baseless performance criticisms to justify a wrongful termination. Khatib Law skillfully and diligently work to obtain proof disproving a false termination reason to reveal the employer’s unlawful motives.
California law prohibits employers from retaliating against employees. Retaliation can occur after employees complain about or oppose workplace harassment, or discrimination. It can also occur after employees complain about workplace safety, or after they complain or oppose violations of their rights to meal and rest periods. If the employer terminates the complaining employee, or subjects them to negative reviews, denies a promotion, denies bonuses, or reduces their hours because of the employee’s complaints/opposition to the above conduct, the employer is engaging in illegal retaliation. If you have experienced workplace retaliation, call us for your free consultation. We will guide you through the legal process and work to secure your rights.
Disability Discrimination/Reasonable Accommodation
Employees are protected from disability discrimination. A disability is a medical condition that limits a major life activity. If you have work restrictions that require an accommodation or if your condition necessitates a leave of absence, your employer must review your request in good faith. If your employer denies your request for reasonable accommodation, it may be in violation of the law. Employers that engage in unlawful conduct may owe the employee substantial money damages.
If you believe you may have been victimized in the workplace due to your disability, you have the ability to rectify the situation by holding your employer accountable. Khatib Law will handle your disability discrimination claim and fight on your behalf.