The Law Offices of Kesluk & Silverstein assist clients in various labor and employment matters. The professionals at Kesluk & Silverstein are also available to assist those workers who may be subject to adverse treatment by a specific superior or by company administration in general as related to Los Angeles labor law. Many California labor and employment issues arise from discrimination (including age discrimination, disability discrimination, national origin discrimination, pregnancy discrimination, racial discrimination, sex and gender discrimination, and sexual orientation discrimination), harassment (including sexual harassment), wage and overtime claims (including unpaid wages or unpaid overtime), wrongful termination, whistle blowing, pregnancy leave, Family Medical and Leave Act (FMLA), workers’ compensation and personal injury, and other types of business litigation.
We can help resolve your business disputes, whether with customers, suppliers or contractors, employees, partners or co-directors and shareholders, and will always use our experience to achieve the most speedy and economical solution possible most of your problems should not have to go to a court. We can also prepare contracts of employment and compromise agreements with your employees to avoid future disputes on terms and conditions.
If you believe you have been discriminated against by an employer, labor union or employment agency when applying for a job or while on the job because of your race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, or disability, or believe that you have been discriminated against because of opposing a prohibited practice or participating in an equal employment opportunity matter, you may file a charge of discrimination with the EEOC. A Los Angeles discrimination lawyer at our firm can help explain Los Angeles discrimination laws and help you to file a claim. We also provide a discrimination questionnaire to help you get us the right information.
If you believe you have been subjected to age discrimination at work in Los Angeles, you may be able to secure relief under state or federal law. Age discrimination is present if an individual covered under this provision is treated unfavorably in the terms and conditions of his/her employment because of his or her age. A Los Angeles discrimination lawyer can help explain Los Angeles age discrimination law.
If you believe you have been subjected to disability discrimination at work in Los Angeles, you may be able to secure relief under state or federal law. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires covered entities, including private employers, to provide reasonable accommodations to the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual with a disability who is an applicant or employee, unless such covered entity can demonstrate that the accommodation would impose an undue hardship. A Los Angeles discrimination attorney can help explain Los Angeles disability discrimination law.
National Origin Discrimination
If you believe you have been subjected to national origin discrimination at work in Los Angeles, you may be able to secure relief under state or federal law. Whether an employee or job applicant’s ancestry is Mexican, Ukrainian, Filipino, Arab, American Indian, or any other nationality, he or she is entitled to the same employment opportunities as anyone else. Our Los Angeles national origin discrimination lawyers can help explain Los Angeles national origin law.
If you believe you have been subjected to pregnancy discrimination at work in Los Angeles, you may be able to secure relief under state or federal law. The Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) protects discrimination against pregnant employees. Our Los Angeles pregnancy discrimination lawyer can help explain Los Angeles pregnancy discrimination law.
If you believe you have been subjected to racial discrimination at work in Los Angeles, you may be able to secure relief under state or federal law. Federal law remedies for discrimination are based upon Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which applies to employers with fifteen or more employees. People who work for smaller employers are usually protected by similar state anti-discrimination laws. Our Los Angeles racial discrimination attorneys can help explain Los Angeles race discrimination law.
Sex And Gender Discrimination
If you believe you have been subjected to sex discrimination or gender discrimination at work in Los Angeles, you may be able to secure relief under state or federal law. Gender harassment is also a form of sex discrimination but need not be sexual in nature. Gender based harassment is harassment that would not have occurred but for the sex of the victim. Our Los Angeles sex discrimination lawyer can help explain Los Angeles gender discrimination law.
Sexual Orientation Discrimination
If you believe you have been subjected to sexual orientation discrimination at work in Los Angeles, you may be able to secure relief under state or federal law. Eleven states including California have laws prohibiting sexual orientation discrimination in both private and public jobs. Our Los Angeles sexual orientation discrimination attorney can help explain Los Angeles sexual discrimination law.
Family Medical And Leave Act (FMLA)
There are various kinds of harassment in the workplace, as described below. Our Los Angeles harassment attorneys have put together a quick guide that explains what to do if you are being harassed.
Sexual harassment is one of the most difficult situations for employers to handle, and, unfortunately, one of the most pervasive problems in the workplace. Sexual harassment is defined as unlawful employment discrimination based on one’s sex. There are two types of sexual harassment. Our Los Angeles sexual harassment lawyer can help explain Los Angeles sexual harassment law.
Other Types Of Harassment
Harassment, standing alone, is not illegal. The harassment in the workplace must be based on an illegal factor, like those listed above under discrimination. Our Los Angeles sexual harassment attorneys can help explain Los Angeles harassment law.
An injury not to property, but to your body, mind or emotions. For example, if you slip and fall on a banana peel in the grocery store, personal injury covers any actual physical harm (broken leg and bruises) you suffered in the fall as well as the humiliation of falling in public, but not the harm of shattering your watch. Our Los Angeles personal injury attorney can help explain Los Angeles personal injury law.
Disability And Workers’ Comp
An employee injured on the job is entitled to file a worker compensation claim. The employee’s injury may be temporary or permanent and may be of a nature that the worker can continue to work or require the worker to take time off work. Our Los Angeles disability lawyer can help explain Los Angeles disability and Los Angeles workers comp law.
Workers’ Compensation laws are designed to protect employees who are hurt on the job. These employees are provided with fixed monetary awards covered under workers compensation, thus eliminating the need for excessive litigation. Our Los Angeles workers compensation attorneys can help explain Los Angeles workers compensation law.
An employer must provide up to four months disability leave for a woman who is disabled due to pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition. However, if an employer provides more than four months of leave for other types of temporary disabilities, the same leave must be made available to women who are disabled due to pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition. Our Los Angeles pregnancy leave lawyer can help explain Los Angeles pregnancy leave law.
Wage And Overtime Claims
Federal and state laws require that your employer pay you minimum wages and, in most instances, overtime wages. The minimum wage law requires your employer to pay you at least $5.15 per hour. Our Los Angeles unpaid wages attorney can help explain Los Angeles wage and overtime claims.
Under U.S. law, a whistle blower (or whistleblower) is an employee who tells on an employer, because he or she reasonably believed that the employer committed an illegal act. Our Los Angeles whistle blowing attorney can help explain Los Angeles whistle blower law.
Just because an employer unfairly fired or forced an employee to quit, does not necessarily mean that the employee suffered wrongful termination, at least not according to law. However unfair, for it to be the illegal act of wrongful termination, an employer must violate a specific state or Federal law, regulation or constitutional provision. Our Los Angeles wrongful termination lawyers can help explain Los Angeles wrongful termination law and provide specific examples of wrongful termination cases in Southern California.
If you have a problem in the workplace, contact a Los Angeles employment lawyer at our firm today to set up a free consultation.