Americans spend one-third of their lives at work. You deserve to spend that time free from harassment and discrimination. If the scales in your workplace tip from rudeness and “jokes gone too far” to outright discrimination and harassing behavior, you have rights under California employment law. You may even be able to file a lawsuit to stop further harassment.
If you believe you have been the victim of workplace harassment or discrimination, contact the Law Office of John W. Dalton today. A knowledgeable Lancaster employment attorney can help you recover the compensation you deserve. Contact us today.
Employment Lawyer Championing Employee Rights
California employment legal issues attorney John Dalton’s law practice has always focused on representing plaintiffs like you. John has spent over 25 years fighting for employee rights. Our practice specializes in issues—like wage theft and wrongful termination—that have prevented employees from getting the compensation they deserve. If you have been a victim of employer misconduct, you need a California employment legal practitioner who is not afraid of taking on large corporations. John is an experienced trial lawyer and negotiator who has secured some of the largest verdicts in sexual harassment cases in California history.
Your Right to Fair Hiring Practices
Generally, it is illegal for an employer to deny you a job or take adverse employment actions against you because of your membership in any or all of the following protected categories:
- Religious creed,
- National origin,
- Physical/mental disability,
- Medical condition,
- Genetic information,
- Marital status,
- Gender identity or expression,
- Sexual orientation, or
- Military or veteran status.
Employers cannot use these factors to discriminate against you in setting compensation or employment terms, conditions, and privileges. Employers must also provide reasonable accommodations for religious needs and known mental or physical disabilities. If you think you have been the victim of discrimination, talk to a Lancaster employment lawyer right away. Delaying too long can impact your claim and your potential recovery.
Navigating the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing Process
California employment legal issues attorneys will tell you that filing an employment law claim is not as straightforward as it seems. You will have to deal with state bureaucracies and strict time-to-file rules. For example, if an employer denies you a job or an employment benefit because of your membership in a protected group, you may have three years to file a complaint with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH). Hiring an experienced Lancaster employment lawyer is a crucial step in protecting your right to file a claim and get the compensation you deserve. If you even think you have been harassed or discriminated against, give us a call.
Types of Employment Law Cases We Handle
We handle all types of California employment law cases, including:
- Workplace Harassment: California employment law protects you from sexual harassment and hostile work environments beyond sexual harassment.
- Workplace Discrimination: Discrimination involves normal job decisions—such as hiring, firing, and setting work conditions—that are made on the basis of race, gender, religion, and more, instead of on merit.
- Wrongful Termination: While most employees are at-will and can be fired at any time for any reason, they cannot be terminated in breach of an employment contract or in violation of a law.
- Wage and Hour Law: California employers sometimes try to get out of their wage and hour obligations by classifying hourly employees as salaried, or calling their employees “independent contractors.”
Do not let your employer steal your labor and avoid their employment law responsibilities. Our experienced Lancaster employment attorney can help you file a claim. Contact the Law Office of John Dalton today.
Fighting for Workplace Fairness
Negotiation and Consultation
John Dalton knows that diplomacy and negotiation skills are just as important as being able to fight for you in court. As a top California employment legal issues attorney, John brings his background of years of work for the Central Intelligence Agency to work for you at the negotiating table. Understanding all aspects of work discrimination, contract disputes, and other employment issues makes John a great partner to have in achieving your employment law goals.
When you’re looking for a Lancaster employment lawyer, a track record of success matters. John Dalton’s record at trial speaks for itself. One case represented the largest sexual harassment award in the nation with a verdict of over $30,000,000 and over $8,000,000 awarded in attorney fees (Gober v. Ralphs Grocery Company). While not every case will have that kind of result, and not every case will even go to trial, you want to work with someone willing to take on big corporations and win.
How Our Lancaster Employment Attorney Can Help Make a Difference in Your Case
John Dalton has spent over 25 years fighting for employee rights. From his Southern California home base, John has taken on large employers around the country and won compensation for his clients. Contact our Lancaster employment lawyer today for a free consultation.
Our experienced lawyer also handles other types of employment cases including: