Workplace Discrimination Attorney
Discriminatory Acts: How Are They Defined?
Discriminatory acts are defined as mistreatment based on the protected classes outlined above. Employees can be discriminated against because of their race, where they come from, or because of their age, which is legally focused on individuals over 40.
They can also be discriminated against because of their sex, which can include sexual harassment, mistreatment, or being overlooked for a promotion. Discrimination also occurs when a disabled employee isn’t provided the provisions outlined by the law.
This includes employees who suffer an injury and are limited in what they can physically accomplish. If their employer decides to give them a lesser rated pay, to schedule them for fewer hours, or gives them a tough time for something that is out of their control — those are all forms of disability discrimination.
Discrimination can also be applied to someone who is pregnant. Female employees are often treated differently once the employer learns that they’re pregnant or are simply terminated because of being pregnant. That’s a form of not just sex discrimination, but can also be treated as disability discrimination.
Whenever an employee suffers adverse action, whenever they are mistreated because of their protected class, discrimination is occurring — and it is illegal.
Understanding Disability Discrimination
Disability discrimination is when the employer treats an employee differently for a disability that they may have suffered either outside of work or at work.
The most common disability discrimination cases occur against those with physical disabilities.
When employees require work duties with restrictions, including how much they can lift, how long they can stand on their feet, or what physical motions they can accomplish without pain, such as bending and stooping, employers must accommodate these needs when they are medically designated.
Mental disabilities are also included as protected areas, and can include:
Any type of mental anguish or any type of disability that may not be physical, but instead emotional or mental, are commonly discriminated against by employers.
Disability discrimination is a very complicated area of law in the sense that you must align your disability and the opportunity of the employer to provide reasonable accommodation. The legal line of what your employer can and cannot enforce is complex, and requires legal review to ensure your rights and quality of life are protected. Our employment law attorney can help you outline the legal details during a free consultation.
Retaliation & Wrongful Termination: What You Need to Know
Wrongful termination, in very basic terms, means that someone was let go for improper reasons. It’s when someone is let go for an unjust cause, including in retaliation for speaking out about a hostile work environment, discrimination, sexual harassment, unpaid wages, or illegal activity in the workplace.
In addition, it is illegal to fire someone for getting hurt, and being unable to do their job. It is illegal to fire someone for speaking against discrimination or sexual harassment. It is illegal to fire someone for uncovering and reporting illegal activity in the workplace. If you believe your termination was wrongfully committed, we want to hear from you. We will fully research your case, your employment, and your release to ensure your claim will move forward with confidence and success.
Setting the Employment Law Bar
At Eldessouky Law, we believe our involvement in the legal and social communities is heavily intertwined, and we work hard to excel in both categories by bringing them together.
Professionally, Mohamed Eldessouky is a member of the California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA), the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA), the Orange County Bar Association, and the Los Angeles Attorney Law Association.
With these exceptional participation references, our attorney puts his credentials to work in the community by providing services, guidance, and volunteering for the State of California, the California Senate, various soup kitchens, Kiwanis Club, Rotary Club, and legal aid clinics during law school.
Why Choose Eldessouky Law?
Over the years, our successful track record has begun speaking for itself in the State of California. Our clients have direct access to our attorney, and they believe in the results we provide because we deliver success.
Unlike other firms, we have a client-first mentality. We do not charge for consultations. We care about the employees we represent, and genuinely want to deliver justice for their hardships. We are rewarded by the challenges we face when companies refuse to settle our clients’ claims and believe in our experience and the integrity that we bring to the table to deliver results.
Our aggressive approach is unmatched in Anaheim, CA, and our employment law attorney will never back down from protecting our clients’ rights, reputation, and the truth.
Contact Eldessouky Law for a Free Consultation
If you believe you are suffering an injustice in the workplace, contact our employment law attorney in Anaheim, CA today at (714) 970-4843 for a free consultation. We will fully review your case right away, and provide solutions to pursuing your employer for the financial and emotional harm they have caused.