Defending Employers Against Claims Of Discrimination, Wrongful Termination And Related Claims
Discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination are major areas of legal risk for employers. According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, an average of 86,000 employment discrimination claims are filed each year nationwide.
Defending against those claims – and related claims such as harassment, retaliation and wrongful termination – can be a major drain on time and resources for employers. Partnering with the right legal counsel can go a long way toward alleviating that burden and increasing your likelihood of a successful outcome.
Navigating High-Stakes Employment Claims
At Rediger Labor Law, we help California employers address these claims with a high degree of skill and dedication. Our lawyers draw on decades of experience in labor and employment law to help employers navigate proceedings before the EEOC, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), and state and federal courts. As seasoned litigators, we have successfully secured many favorable outcomes for employers, including precedential decisions by California courts.
Employers in a wide range of industries rely on us for guidance on employment issues involving:
- Discrimination: We can help you address complaints of employment discrimination on grounds of race, religion, sex/gender, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, national origin, age and other protected grounds.
- Harassment: Frequently, these claims involve allegations of a hostile work environment due to ongoing discrimination on grounds of sex/gender, sexual orientation, race or religion.
- Retaliation: Discrimination or harassment claims are often tied to retaliation – that is, allegations that you retaliated against them for reporting discrimination, harassment, unfair pay or wrongful treatment. Retaliation can include any type of adverse employment action, from pay cuts to unfavorable shifts or assignments to termination.
- Wrongful Termination: California is an at-will employment state, meaning that in the absence of a contractual arrangement indicating otherwise, you can terminate employees at any time, for any reason. However, there are numerous exceptions. Wrongful termination claims often involve allegations of discrimination.
These high-stakes claims can impact not only your reputation as a business, but also your employee morale and your bottom line. Our lawyers are sensitive to those concerns. We can help you navigate them with thoughtful, proactive strategies.
Learn More About Working With Our Team
We invite you to review our many outstanding client reviews to learn more about the benefits of working with our firm. You can also take the next step by requesting a free consultation. Call our Sacramento office at 916-442-0033 to get started.