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How Much Do You Get from a Discrimination Lawsuit?

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Apr 09, 2021 | 0 Comments

  Discrimination in the workplace is more common that we might think it is. An employment discrimination lawsuit is adjudicated in civil courts. This means that the plaintiff, in such cases, the employee, has the burden of proof. In other words, he or she must show evidence that there was discri...

Examples of Wrongful Termination & Checklist

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Apr 09, 2021 | 0 Comments

  Wrongful termination has occurred when a person has been illegally fired or laid off. California is an at-will state, which means employers can terminate an employee without providing cause or justification. Similarly, an employee may also quit anytime. However, wrongful termination is said to...

California Wage and Hour Laws

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Mar 29, 2021 | 0 Comments

California employers face an ongoing challenge in keeping up with federal and California wage and hour laws that regularly change. Large employers may face stiff penalties for seemingly small violations or claims for unpaid wages increasing exponentially since wage and hour claims often accru...

“On-Call” and “Stand By” Labor Laws

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Mar 29, 2021 | 0 Comments

California employers are obligated to pay the wages of an hourly employee for all time that the employee is under the control of the employer, and includes all the time the employee is suffered or permitted to work, whether or not required to do so. In Industrial Welfare Commission Orders 4 a...

Types of Discrimination in the Workplace

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Mar 29, 2021 | 0 Comments

  Discrimination comes in many forms and occurs in different patterns. Some kinds of discrimination are direct, while others are unintended on ancillary. At times, discrimination accompanies or integrates harassment and victimization. Many individuals are treated unfairly at work, school, public...

No Win No Fee Employment Lawyers

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Mar 22, 2021 | 0 Comments

  Using an employment lawyer can be costly. Even when employees face discrimination, harassment, retaliation or other mistreatment at work and have a solid case, hiring a lawyer and incurring expenses relating to litigation can be cost-prohibitive. In addition to the money issue, there is also...

Statute of Limitations for Sexual Harassment

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Mar 18, 2021 | 0 Comments

  Whether you are a survivor of sexual assault or sexual harassment in the workplace, coming forward with your story can be one of the most difficult things one can do in life. A reluctance or hesitation to come forward with allegations is a common reaction from someone who has endured sexual ...

Using an Employment Attorney

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Mar 18, 2021 | 0 Comments

If you have been wrongfully terminated from your job, or if you are being harassed, discriminated or face a hostile work environment, you may be overwhelmed thinking about how to fight for your rights and hold your employer or former employer accountable. When you are looking for a Los Angeles...

What Behaviors Are Considered Sexual Harassment?

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Mar 01, 2021 | 0 Comments

  Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination, which is a violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission defines sexual harassment as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical harassment of...

How Much Do Employment Lawyers Cost?

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Feb 25, 2021 | 0 Comments

  If you have been harassed or discriminated against at work, face a hostile work environment, or have been wrongfully terminated from your job, you may be wondering how to fight for your rights and hold your employer accountable. When you are looking to retain the services of an experienced a...

Am I Being Sexually Harassed at Work?

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Feb 15, 2021 | 0 Comments

  Sexual harassment occurs in places where it is tolerated. An environment where such behaviors are allowed to continue unchecked is ripe for abuse, harassment and discrimination. Often times, the individual who is harassed may not even be certain that he or she is being harassed in the workpl...

What is your Retaliation Claim Worth?

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Feb 01, 2021 | 9 Comments

Verdicts from various California Courts, and settlements between the employee and employer, illustrate the risk of retaliation liability and retaliation claims that arises in the wake of employee complaints about mistreatment. Even in cases where employers prove that a discrimination, harassm...

How Much Do You Get From an Employment Lawsuit?

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Feb 01, 2021 | 2 Comments

An employment lawsuit in California typically stems from a dispute that arises between an employer and an employee. This could be over harassment or discrimination in the workplace, a dispute over wages, retaliatory action or wrongful termination. The types of monetary damages you receive in an e...

Statute of Limitations for Wrongful Termination

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Jan 18, 2021 | 0 Comments

The statute of limitations is a specific time period allotted for filing certain types of lawsuits. Each type of legal action has a specific filing deadline. If a lawsuit is not filed within this deadline, your lawsuit may not be accepted or heard. After the statute of limitations has run on th...

What to Expect After an EEOC Charge is Filed

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Jan 04, 2021 | 0 Comments

Before you can file a lawsuit for discrimination under federal laws such as Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, or the Americans with Disabilities Act, you must file what is known as "a charge of discrimination" with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), which is ...

Target Discrimination Lawsuit Filed by Former Employee

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Dec 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

A former Target employee has filed a disability discrimination lawsuit against the company also alleging retaliation and wrongful termination. According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, the employee who previously suffered a traumatic brain injury said he was mistreated at work and fired in 20...

Were You Illegally Laid Off?

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Nov 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

Employers often adopt the strategy of laying off employees when finances get tight or when there is an economic downturn. Right now, for example, the coronavirus pandemic has led to numerous layoffs not just here in California, but around the country. However, regardless of the financial positi...

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