Committed to fairness in the workplace, Smith & Lo, Work Lawyers, represents employees in Inglewood and throughout California. Our lawyers have experience in successfully helping employees in all areas of their work, including wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, and wage disputes.
Our attorneys represent employees from all industries. We have experience, resources, and skills to help fight against employers who treat employees unfairly or illegally. As a boutique firm, we have our finger on the pulse of Inglewood.
Our attorneys, Kyle Smith and Justin Lo, understand and appreciate those who live and work in Inglewood.
Labor Lawyers for Inglewood Employees
Discrimination is prohibited in the workplace by both federal and state laws. Prohibited reasons for discrimination include: national origin, pregnancy, disability, color, religion, gender, and race. Likewise, California’s labor laws provide prohibitions against discrimination due to an individual’s sex or resulting medical conditions.
Employers are required to take reasonable steps to prevent harassment based on any of those protected characteristics, as well as harassment based on breastfeeding, pregnancy, childbirth, or other medical conditions.
In general, California’s state laws provide employees greater protection than federal law. For example, California prohibits workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.
Penalties can be imposed against an employer that fails to adequately protect employees from discrimination or harassment. Those penalties include out-of-pocket expenses related to the suit, lost wages, compensation due to wrongful termination, an injunction against an employer for unlawful harassment and discrimination practices, fines for violating nondiscrimination statutes, civil liability penalties, and punitive damages.
Disability discrimination laws go a step beyond most other discrimination in the workplace laws. In certain circumstances, the law requires employers to make accommodations that will allow a qualified disabled employee to perform a job adequately. Reasonable accommodations can sometimes include things like wheelchair accessible work areas, time of for temporary disabilities, or obtaining technology that permits hearing-impaired workers to use the phone.
Interpreting the Law
There are many forms of discrimination in the workplace. It occurs when decisions are made to hire or fire employees, as sexual harassment, in retaliation for reporting or drawing attention to discriminatory incidents or practices, and in failure to promote.
To maintain a discriminatory action, the reason has to be something the law prohibits. Discrimination and harassment are complicated issues. It can be helpful for employees to enlist the services of a lawyer familiar with both federal and state law.
In Inglewood, anti-discrimination laws apply to every aspect of employment including the interview process, hiring, layoffs, promotions, employee benefits, and job responsibilities.
Why Choose Us
The distinction between state and federal laws makes retaining a lawyer familiar with the anti-discrimination laws in California important. One of the best ways to determine if you have a case and against whom is consulting with an experienced Inglewood and surrounding area lawyer.
Smith & Lo, Work Lawyers, has that experience. If you feel you are a victim of discrimination in the workplace, you should consider contacting one of our attorneys as quickly as possible. Delays may jeopardize your legal right to file a claim and pursue justice.
We focus on helping workers with matters related to labor and employment law. We have helped many workers resolve workplace-related legal issues as efficiently and quickly as possible. Our lawyers will endeavor to help you receive the compensation you deserve.
The process begins with a free consultation to determine the merits of a case. We don’t take all cases. Most of our work is done on a contingency basis. We charge no fees unless we successfully win a case. We use our time and resources for the cases we take. Our firm is driven to succeed.
In most cases, we don’t get paid unless you win. We advance our time and litigation costs, and then we take a portion of what you recover and reimburse ourselves for the litigation costs and attorney time we advanced. The rest belongs to you!
If you would like to learn more about our pricing, check out our pricing page. Or, to schedule a free consultation, contact us at (855) 670-1267 to see if we can be of service. You may also email us at info@WorkLawyers.com or fill out the online form on the contact page of our website.