Put Experience On Your Side When Facing An Employment Law Dispute
When employers and employees are involved in a litigated dispute, the stakes are high for both sides. Employees risk losing future career opportunities in addition to the job they currently have or recently lost. Employers risk financial liability, bad press, loss of goodwill and low workplace morale. Whether you are an employer or an employee, you cannot afford to trust your case to an inexperienced law firm. Instead, contact the attorneys at Quintilone & Associates.
We are trial-tested attorneys with a strong track record of success on behalf of our clients. Our history of representing both plaintiffs and defendants will be an advantage in your case because we can anticipate and counter the arguments made by opposing counsel. By seeing the case from all sides, we may also be able to spot areas of opportunity that other lawyers miss.
Aggressively Representing Your Interests In Labor Law And Employment Matters
The attorneys at Quintilone & Associates represent clients in many different types of employment related matters for employees and employers. These include:
- Age discrimination – California law prohibits an employer from discriminating against any employee because that employee is over forty years old.
- Disability – California has passed laws in order to protect employees from being discriminated against because of a physical or mental disability. The laws not only prohibit disability discrimination, but also require employers to make reasonable accommodations to permit disabled employees to perform a job’s essential functions.
- Workplace discrimination – Under both state and federal law, it is illegal for employers to make employment decisions (hiring, firing, promotion or disciplinary action) based on any “protected characteristics.” These include race and national origin, pregnancy/childbirth, age (for anyone over 40), sex/gender, religion, disability or medical condition, veteran status, martial status and genetic characteristics.
- Pregnancy – The law requires that employers treat pregnant women the same as other employees for all employment purposes, including benefits such as pregnancy disability and leave.
- Retaliation – Retaliation occurs when a worker suffers an “adverse employment action” because they reported unlawful activity on the part of the employer, a manager/supervisor or other agent of the business. Examples of adverse actions include, firing (wrongful termination) or demotion, a reprimand, loss of one or more benefits, or being reassigned to undesirable shifts or undesirable duties.
- Sexual harassment – Unfortunately, sexual harassment is very common. It is the most pervasive form of workplace harassment. There are two basic types of sexual harassment. The first is quid pro quo, which occurs when someone in a position of authority offers workplace benefits in exchange for sexual favors or threatens punishment for refusing sexual advances. The other type is hostile workplace environment, which includes unwelcome and inappropriate comments, jokes, touching and requests of a sexual nature. Employers must protect employees from sexual harassment perpetrated by other employees and managers, but also by third parties like customers and vendors.
- Labor law violations – This includes allegations of employee misclassification, violations of wage and hour laws, and more.
We regularly defend and prosecute federal and state lawsuits alleging discrimination and harassment on the basis of all the above categories, including class action lawsuits. We also handle dozens of discrimination and harassment charges brought before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing. We offer preventive advice and supervisory training in preventing discrimination and harassment claims. We have handled trials and appearances, opposed union organizing efforts, appellate filing and administrative hearings in federal and state courts and agencies including the DFEH, EEOC, DLSE, EDD, WCAB, UIAB and DOL.
Contact Us For A Free Discussion Of Your Legal Options With An Employment Attorney
Quintilone & Associates represents clients throughout California. As trial attorneys with over two decades of courtroom experience, we have the skills, knowledge and tenacity you need when facing a difficult employment law issue. To take advantage of a free initial consultation with one of our attorneys, call 949-458-9675 or submit an online contact form.