Employment Law Attorney in Sacramento
The Sacramento employment law attorneys of Mastagni Holstedt, A Professional Corporation have decades of experience representing public and private sector employees throughout California, including peace officers and firefighters, in a wide array of state and federal employment law and employment discrimination claims. Our employment law attorneys in Sacramento handle state and federal court litigation, including trials, appeals, mediations, arbitrations, and settlements.
Sacramento Employment Law Attorneys Protecting California Employees from Wrongful Employment Practices
California’s protections for workers are found in the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) and federal protections are found in a number of different laws, including:
- Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
Federal and California laws prohibit employment practices that discriminate against or harass employees based on protected categories, such as:
Employers are prohibited from discriminating against employees on the basis of these and other specified “protected categories,” including when making decisions about:
Employers Must Prevent Harassment, Discrimination, and Retaliation
Our employment attorneys in Sacramento have thorough knowledge of employment laws, and offer their expertise to anyone in need of assistance. Employers may not harass or permit other employees to harass on the basis of sex or any of the specified protected categories in FEHA or the various federal laws, nor may employers, including supervisors and managers, retaliate against employees who complain of harassment or discrimination. In fact, employers have an affirmative obligation to prevent harassment and discrimination in the workplace and investigate any complaints.
State and federal law also prohibit retaliation against employees who assist in any harassment or discrimination investigations and any civil suits related to an investigation, as well as retaliation against employees who report any illegal activities of the employer to a government agency (also known as whistleblowers) or file claims. For more information regarding these issues, consult with a Sacramento employment attorney.
A Sacramento Employment Law Attorney Can Help Your Lawsuit
Employees who have been illegally discriminated against or harassed or whose employment has been illegally terminated have a number of different legal options, including filing a state or federal administrative claim or filing a state or federal civil lawsuit. Employees who bring a claim may be entitled to back pay, reinstatement, and money damages, as well as attorneys’ fees. It is important to act quickly in contacting an employment law firm in Sacramento, however, because the time for bringing a claim is limited by law.
In addition, employees who are not being paid the minimum wage for all hours worked, or for overtime, or employees who are not allowed to take meal and rest breaks may also have a claim for damages under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and the California Labor Code. For more information, please see our wage and hour law page.
We Help Employees Who Have Been Wrongfully Terminated, Harassed, or Mistreated
At Mastagni Holstedt, A Professional Corporation, our experienced Sacramento employment law attorneys have helped many California employees file administrative claims and lawsuits against employers who have wrongfully terminated them or harassed or discriminated against them, including private sector employees and unionized public safety officers, peace officers, firefighters and other public employees. Contact us today, online or by phone at 916-446-4692, for a free consultation to discuss your case and find out how we can help you.