Employment Law

At the Law Offices of Jake Finkel, our employment lawyers fight for California workers who are experiencing harassment, discrimination, wrongful termination and other employment injustices at the hands of their employer.

Wrongful Termination

Wrongful termination occurs when an employee unlawfully fires or discharges an employee. Wrongful termination can happen even in states that follow the employee at-will doctrine which gives an employer the…
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Whistleblowing involves the public disclosure of wrongdoing, usually by an employee. Retaliation by an employer is a key factor involved in whistleblowing, which is why a number of laws and…
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Wage and Hour

Wage and overtime are perhaps two of the most important employment law topics from the perspective of a worker. Workers want to know that they are properly compensated for time…
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Sexual Orientation Discrimination

Sexual Orientation Discrimination Sexual orientation discrimination describes the unequal treatment of employees based on a particular perceived sexual designation, such as gay, lesbian, bisexual, and even heterosexual. There is currently…
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Sexual Harassment

Sexual Harassment & Sex Discrimination ​Sexual harassment and sex discrimination are illegal under both state and federal law. However, proving it can be difficult. ​No workplace is immune to this…
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Rest & Meal Breaks

Meal Breaks & Rest Breaks ​Although many employees don’t realize this, you have rights when it comes to meal breaks and rest breaks. ​The Fair Labor Standards Act ​Federal law…
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Religious Discrimination

Religious Discrimination: Is Your Employer Breaking Civil Rights Laws? Religious discrimination at work is fairly widespread. It happens whenever an employer (or a coworker, client, or customer) treats an employee…
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Race Discrimination

Racism in the Workplace: Learn Your Rights Against Discrimination at Work Sadly, racial discrimination is no stranger at the workplace. Even though civil rights laws made race discrimination illegal in…
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Gender Discrimination

Gender Discrimination in the Workplace ​In California, federal and state gender discrimination laws protect workers from discrimination on the basis of these traits: Biological Sex: Female, male, intersex, other. Gender Identity: Woman,…
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Disability Discrimination

Disability Discrimination: FEHA and ADA Violations in California Disability discrimination is sadly very common in the workplace. Unfortunately, many people are not aware of their rights under the law, and…
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Pregnancy Discrimination

Pregnancy Discrimination & Maternity Leave Laws in the Workplace Both federal and state laws require employers to treat pregnant women fairly. If you’re pregnant, you should be treated the same…
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Age Discrimination

Age discrimination becomes an issue when employees over the age of 40 experience unfair treatment on the job based specifically on age. Such treatment is illegal under both federal and…
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