Get Answers To Your Employment Law Questions
If you have experienced questionable behavior at work from a boss or co-worker, you might be wondering what the law says about your situation, what your rights are and what you can do to set the situation right.
At The Mirroknian Law Firm, P.C., we have a wealth of experience handling all types of employment-related legal matters for clients throughout Southern California. Lead attorney Reza Mirroknian has been protecting the rights of clients in a range of legal matters since 1997. Peruse the questions and answers below, and talk with an experienced lawyer from our firm.
Can My Employer Fire Me If I Become Disabled And Unable To Work?
In most cases, no. The law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations for their employers who have become disabled. However, each case is different. Employers are not required to provide unlimited accommodations. It is important to work with an experienced lawyer to determine what types of accommodations your employer is required to provide for you.
What Constitutes Sexual Harassment?
Sexual harassment can take many forms, including ongoing lewd or inappropriate sexual comments or emails, an offer of promotion or a raise in exchange for sexual favors or unwanted physical contact. If you feel at all intimidated or offended sexually by the behavior of your co-workers or employers, you should talk with a lawyer to see if you have a case.
When Can My Boss Fire Me?
There are strict rules around the firing of employees. For example, your employer cannot fire you for discriminatory purposes like your age, your gender or your sexual orientation. Employers also cannot fire you in retaliation for alerting the authorities of their illegal behavior. However, there are times when a firing is perfectly legal.
What Can I Do If I Suffer An Injury At Work?
The first thing you should do is seek medical attention. Make sure your health is managed as the highest priority. Then, make sure you report the accident and injuries to your employer as soon as possible. Almost all employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance, but the process is challenging and complicated, so make sure you work with a lawyer you can trust through the process to ensure you get the compensation you need.
What If My Boss Asks Me To Work Off The Clock Or Doesn’t Pay Me Overtime?
You have a legal right to be compensated for your work, and you are entitled to overtime wages for any work you put in more than 40 hours during a week. You should get legal help to protect your rights in the workplace.
If I Alert The Authorities About My Employer’s Behavior, Can They Fire Me?
Absolutely not. There are laws prohibiting employers from firing their workers if their workers “blow the whistle” on the employers for illegal behavior. For example, if you bring a sexual harassment, discrimination, or wage and overtime violation claim, your employer cannot legally fire you for that.