An employee may have a legitimate legal claim against an employer, however, if it can be shown that the employer engaged in or tolerated unlawful harassment or discrimination on the job such as:
- Sexual harassment
- Age discrimination
- Racial discrimination
- Religious discrimination
- Discrimination on the basis of national origin or sexual orientation
- Retaliatory discharge after an employee reported harassment or discrimination
- Unlawful discharge after a worker was injured on the job and/or filed a workers’ compensation claim
To prove that your employer committed sexual harassment or allowed other workers to do so, you must demonstrate one of two types of fact scenarios:
- Your employer or another employee engaged in quid pro quo sexual harassment — perhaps by overtly or implicitly asking for sexual favors in exchange for raises, promotions or continuance of employment.
- Your employer allowed a hostile work environment to develop, and you were subjected to jokes, groping, innuendos or improper propositions on the job.
An employer may also be considered to be in the wrong if that employer unlawfully discriminates against disabled people (per the Americans With Disabilities Acts) by failing to provide reasonable accommodations to existing or prospective employees.
Have you been harmed because of an employer’s gender discrimination, race discrimination or toleration of bullying or sexual harassment in a hostile work environment? Teal & Montgomery, a well-established Santa Rosa employment law firm, can help. Let one of our lawyers evaluate your case and determine whether you have a viable case against your employer or an employer who failed to hire you in a seemingly overt case of unlawful discrimination or harassment.
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