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Labor And Employment Laws

If you are employed in state of California, been wrongfully fired, the victim of Job Discrimination, Harassment, disability discrimination in employment, unpaid wages and/or overtime pay, you should know your rights under California Labor and Employment Laws. Continue Reading »

Wrongful Termination Law

California wrongful termination lawyers at the Feldman Law Firm based in Los Angeles, have represented hundreds of California employees in wrongful termination lawsuits. Our wrongful termination lawyers have obtained millions of dollars in monetary awards and settlements on such wrongful termination claims. Continue Reading »

WHISTLEBLOWER RETALIATION LAW

Under California law, an employer may not fire an employee in retaliation for that employee engaging in whistleblowing, which generally consists of complaining about or reporting certain specified conduct that he/she reasonably perceives to be unlawful, fraudulent or unethical conduct. Los Angeles based whistleblower Lawyers at the Feldman Browne Olivares Law Firm have represented numerous employees in wrongful termination claims and lawsuits arising from such whistle blowing activities. Continue Reading »

CLASS ACTION LAWSUITS

California class action law firm based in the Los Angeles area and specializing in cases involving claims for denial of overtime, meal and rest breaks and illegal taking of employee tips by employers and/or their agents (supervisors) in addition to disability, FMLA and CFRA, and gender related class actions. Continue Reading »

MEDICAL AND OTHER PROTECTED LEAVES OF ABSENCE LAW

Under the federal FMLA, or the California Family Rights Act (CFRA), an employer that regularly employs more than fifty (50) people within a seventy five (75) mile radius is required to permit employees that have more than one year of service to take up to 12 WEEKS of unpaid leave if they, or their parents or children, have a “serious medical condition.” Continue Reading »

DISABILITY ACCOMMODATIONS & MEDICAL LEAVES OF ABSENCe DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION AND ACCOMMODATION LAW

California disability accommodation lawyers at the Feldman Law Firm, a Los Angeles based group of lawyers with extensive experience representing employees with ADA disabilities who need accommodations, have experience in representing employees with ADA disabilities. Continue Reading »

PREGNANCY DISCRIMINATION LAW

The California Fair Employment and Housing Act explicitly prohibits employers from harassing, demoting, terminating, or otherwise discriminating against any employee for becoming pregnant, or for requesting or taking pregnancy leave. The Act applies to all employers that regularly employed five (5) or more full-time employees in the preceding year.
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RACE DISCRIMINATION LAW

The California Fair Employment and Housing Act prohibits an employer from discriminating against any employee because of that employee’s race. Because there is rarely “smoking gun” evidence of racial discrimination, circumstantial evidence will usually suffice.
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NATIONAL ORIGIN DISCRIMINATION Law

Under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, it is unlawful for an employer to demote, suspend, terminate or harass any employee because that employee has engaged in protected activities. Such protected activities include protesting, complaining about, resisting or otherwise “opposing” discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, sex, disability, national origin, age, or religion. Continue Reading »

Age Discrimination Law

The California Fair Employment and Housing Act prohibits an employer from discriminating against any employee because that employee is over forty (40) years old. Because there is rarely “smoking gun” evidence of age discrimination, circumstantial evidence will usually suffice. Continue Reading »

Racial Harassment Law

General “harassment”, like yelling, screaming, demeaning language, or unfair workload, is not “unlawful” if based merely on a personality conflict. Such conduct is only illegal if the harasser is motivated by racial prejudice. Continue Reading »

Sexual Harassment Law

Sexual harassment is a form of gender discrimination. There are two theories under which an employee may recover for sexual harassment. The first, “quid pro quo” harassment, occurs when any employee offers any job benefit, or threatens any job detriment, in exchange for sexual favors. In lay terms, this means that any time an employee promises, either expressly or impliedly, that career advancement may be linked to dating or sex, the law has been violated. Continue Reading »

OVERTIME, MINIMUM WAGE, AND MEAL AND REST BREAK LAW

Payment of Overtime Payment Compensation- California and federal law both require the payment of overtime compensation to most employees who work more than 40 hours per week, and more than 8 hours per day in most industries in California. Continue Reading »

CIVIL RIGHTS LAW

Feldman Browne Olivares, formerly the Feldman Law Firm, represents individuals throughout the state of California in civil rights cases involving police misconduct, excessive force, false arrest, and violations of the First, Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments of the United States Constitution. Continue Reading »