Employment Law Services: Standing Up For Employees
At Khatib Law, APC, I offer a variety of legal services for employees facing unfair treatment from their employers in Ontario, California, and surrounding areas.
I’m Mazen Khatib, the firm’s founder and attorney. My insight and experience in employment law have enabled me to produce a winning record of results for employees. I bring a determined approach to every case.
Experiencing Employment Discrimination?
Discrimination is all too common in the workplace. Many people tolerate unfair or discriminatory conduct from their employers because they are not aware of their rights.
Both federal and California anti-discrimination laws prohibit employers from discriminating against employees on certain grounds. Employers must take reasonable steps to prevent discrimination.
If you have experienced employment discrimination as an employee or prospective hire, turn to me. I can hold your employer accountable for discriminating against you or for failing to take reasonable steps to prevent discrimination.
Victim Of Sexual Harassment?
Employees should never have to face ongoing sexual harassment at work. If you’re being repeatedly subjected to offensive, harassing or inappropriate conduct, you can turn to me for fierce advocacy. I will help you put a stop to it and pursue legal action to compensate you for the illegal treatment you have endured.
Illegal gender discrimination is unfortunately still rampant in many workplaces. It involves any unfair treatment or harassment on the basis of your gender, gender identity, gender expression or perceived gender. I help employees enforce their rights to a discrimination-free workplace.
Racial discrimination in the employment context involves unfair treatment because of your race, ethnicity, color, nationality or perceived ethnicity. You can turn to me for guidance and advocacy if you’ve been experiencing racial discrimination at work. I can help you pursue compensation and justice.
Hostile Work Environments
A hostile work environment involves a pattern of inappropriate behavior that is discriminatory or harassing in nature. Many types of behaviors can amount to a hostile work environment, whether they involve your coworkers, supervisor or management. You can turn to me for help and advice on what amounts to a hostile work environment.
Fighting Back Against Wrongful Termination
If your employer terminated you unfairly, you might have a wrongful termination claim. California law prohibits employment termination based on an employee’s race, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation or religion.
Applicable law also prohibits employers from terminating employees for engaging in protected activities. Protected activities include:
- Requests for accommodation due to disability (including leaves of absence, complaints or opposition to discrimination)
- Complaints or opposition to unsafe work conditions
- Complaints or opposition to unlawful conduct
Employers often come up with baseless performance criticisms to justify a wrongful termination. I skillfully and diligently work to refute false reasons for termination and reveal the employer’s unlawful motives.
Retaliation Against Employees Is Illegal
California law prohibits employers from retaliating against employees. Retaliation can occur after employees complain about or oppose workplace harassment or discrimination. It can also occur after employees complain about workplace safety or after they complain or oppose violations of their rights to meal and rest periods.
Retaliation could include many actions against an employee such as:
- Firing them
- Giving them negative performance reviews
- Denying them a promotion
- Reducing their hours
- Reassigning them to unfavorable shifts or duties
If you have experienced workplace retaliation, contact me. I will guide you through the legal process and work hard to protect your rights.
Disability Discrimination And Employers’ Duty To Provide Reasonable Accommodations
Employees are protected from disability discrimination. A disability is a medical condition that limits a major life activity.
If you have work restrictions that require an accommodation, or if your condition necessitates a leave of absence, your employer must review your request in good faith. If your employer denies your request for reasonable accommodation, it may be in violation of the law. Employers that engage in unlawful conduct may owe the employee substantial monetary damages.
If you believe you may have been victimized in the workplace due to your disability, you have the right to hold your employer accountable. I can handle your disability discrimination claim and fight on your behalf.
Holding Employers Accountable For Wage And Hour Violations
The California Labor Code and the federal Fair Labor Standards Act give employees rights with regard to wages earned and hours worked. For example, employees are entitled to meal and rest periods during their work shifts, and hourly employees are generally entitled to overtime pay.
If your employer has violated these or other wage and hour requirements, call me for your free consultation.
Turn To Me For Help With Any Employment Issue
I am passionate about upholding employee rights. Call me at 909-729-3171 or send me an email for a free case review to learn more about your options for putting a stop to illegal employment practices.