California Employment Discrimination Questions & Answers

Q: I am a white male and worked for a top financial company in Orange County, CA. Until last night, for just under 90 days

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination for California on
Answered on Feb 2, 2019
Louis George Fazzi's answer
One way to find out is to file a claim of discrimination with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing. They will do an investigation for you. Go to their website: https://www.dfeh.ca.gov/ Copy and paste the link in your browser, then click on the link File a Complaint and read the instructions and follow the directions.

The close proximity between events may be evidence of their intent to discriminate against you because of your girlfriend.

And don't forget to...

Q: I was told my dog died in the boarding family, and they refused to make compensation. Can I ask them pay for the loss?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Civil Litigation and Employment Discrimination for California on
Answered on Jan 29, 2019
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
If you bought the dog, then until you sold the dog to new owners, it can be argued that it was your responsibility to properly vaccinate the dog with the parvo virus and other relevant vaccines. It sounds like the owner and the in-laws were merely boarding the dog for you while you found a new owner. I hear no acceptance of liability by them in your stated facts, nor any contractual relationship that points to any liability by them. Did the sellers tell you that they had vaccinated the dog...

Q: death at work- heatstroke- handled as workman's comp-denying designated beneficiary payment 10K- told ineligible.

2 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation, Employment Discrimination and Wrongful Death for California on
Answered on Jan 26, 2019
Ronald Mahurin's answer
clarification of what? You say the deceased was your partner, but that may not qualify you for benefits. Hopefully your partner left something in writing saying that you are an heir. Otherwise, you may be forced to litigate the issue. Be advised that if there are no dependents entitled to payment, the Department of Industrial Relations receives the benefit.

Death benefits are payments to a spouse, children or other dependents if an employee dies from a work-related injury or illness....

Q: Quit on 2/19/18 because of retaliation (whistleblowing & workers comp) and gender discrimination. Is it too late to sue

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Workers' Compensation for California on
Answered on Jan 22, 2019
Ronald Mahurin's answer
It is too late to proceed with a discrimination claim before the WCAB, However, you can still file a claim for WC benefits. The civil statute is longer, so you should be able to proceed with a claim in the civil courts.

Q: Im having issuese with pay and placement with the security company called securitas in los angeles

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law, Securities Law and Workers' Compensation for California on
Answered on Jan 21, 2019
Ronald Mahurin's answer
Unfortunately this is not a workers comp question. I tried to find a way to flag the questions, but there were no options. You need to post in employment law. There is no remedy in workers comp. for what you have described.

Q: Can I ask for the list of questions that a lawyer will ask me in a deposition ahead of time to prepare my answers?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for California on
Answered on Jan 14, 2019
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
There is no legal right to have a list of such questions provided to you ahead of time, as they constitute the private writings of the opposing lawyer until they are asked of you; and the questions might not even be prepared or written down in advance by the opposing lawyer. It's best to have a lawyer of your own prepare you prior to the deposition and represent you at the deposition. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial...

Q: Can I put on social media how I’m being treated for going on workmans comp and now having a disability at work

3 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Personal Injury for California on
Answered on Dec 26, 2018
William John Light's answer
This should be discussed with your workers compensation attorney. If you don't have one, you should get one. You might be entitled to penalties against your employer.

Q: My discrimination/retaliation complaint against my employer is under investigation; when should I obtain a lawyer?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for California on
Answered on Dec 17, 2018
Louis George Fazzi's answer
You should immediately begin the selection process for a good lawyer or law firm which focuses on the representation of employees in discrimination and retaliation cases. There are numerous highly qualified firms out there very capable of representing you.

You don't mention, however, who is conducting the investigation. I hope the case is being investigated by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) or the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)....

Q: can your boss shut off your water and. electricity and laid you off worked.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination for California on
Answered on Dec 12, 2018
Louis George Fazzi's answer
No. The manager cannot legally do that to you. You should talk to a competent employment lawyer as soon as you can. And you should file a claim with the California Department of Employment and Housing (DFEH) immediately. Plus you can go to the Labor Commissioner's website (https://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/) to file a claim there as well. Act promptly to protect your rights!

Q: Can I sue my previous employer for harassment and emotional distress?

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law, Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for California on
Answered on Nov 7, 2018
Dale S. Gribow's answer
Much more info needed.

How long ago did this happen and when did you leave and under what circumstances.

You need to contact a labor law attorney.

This is not an area of law that i handle.

Q: My friend ex employer the restaurants owner does not want to pay her what he owes her. What can she do?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for California on
Answered on Oct 2, 2018
Louis George Fazzi's answer
Tell your friend to contact the California Labor Commissioner and file a complaint for unpaid wages. The Labor Commissioner's office will take care of everything. Everything she needs to know is on their website: https://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/

Q: My employer is claiming they overpaid me. But it’s all under “bonus” on my stub, do they have a right to take back?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for California on
Answered on Sep 20, 2018
Louis George Fazzi's answer
Make sure you file a new complaint with the labor board for the retaliation the employer has taken against you for firing you and threatening you with theft, which is generally harassment in retaliation for filing your labor board compliant. You should also find a qualified attorney to handle your discrimination case, because you have also been the victim of discrimination due to being fired for the mixed motives of the retaliation for filing a labor board complaint and because you are...

Q: hi i want to sue my county and i need a lawyer to help me do so

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Domestic Violence, Employment Discrimination and Sexual Harassment for California on
Answered on Sep 19, 2018
Dale S. Gribow's answer
You need a lawyer in your county... and you have to put them on notice and file within 6 months

I am in Palm Springs

Q: currently i work for Goodyear my hours are from 8 am to 6 pm 6 days a week but they only pay me for 49 hrs

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Legal Malpractice for California on
Answered on Sep 17, 2018
Joel Gary Selik's answer
You need an experienced employment/ class action attorney. Email me for a referral.

Q: Hi, I am former library worker and I got asthma with allergies for books dust and books molds. My WK was denied, I got

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation and Employment Discrimination for California on
Answered on Sep 14, 2018
Nancy J. Wallace's answer
MAYBE you have a Workers Comp claim against the city. You are required to submit notice of a work injury to the employer BEFORE you leave employment. Maybe your memos or emails make clear you sustained a work-related injury. You can fax the Workers Compensation Claim form noting a date of injury of 'continuous trauma' or 'repetitive trauma' now, and just be prepared for the City to deny the claim as a post-termination claim. then you can show the workers comp judge your memos and emails...

Q: Is this discrimination?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination for California on
Answered on Aug 31, 2018
Louis George Fazzi's answer
Not from the limited information you've provided. Discrimination must be based on a protected category, such as race, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability or perceived disability, and other similar categories. However, if your disability is anxiety and your supervisor is creating unnecessary anxiety provoking situations, I would advise you keep a journal of each action taken against you which you perceive as anxiety provoking. However, every working situation involves a...

Q: how long does section 43-11-13 stay's on your records?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for California on
Answered on Aug 21, 2018
Louis George Fazzi's answer
Your question is unintelligible to me. I have handled numerous employment matters over the past 35 years, and have no idea what section of what code you are inquiring about. Perhaps if you could state some facts which describe what happened to you, a more complete answer could be provided.

Q: HOW CAN I GET A PARDON FOR MY DEPRTATION IVE BEEN IN MEXICO FOR 6 ALMOST 7 YEARS NOW. CAN I DO IT FROM MEXICO?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law, Child Custody, Civil Rights and Employment Discrimination for California on
Answered on Aug 18, 2018
Gary Kollin's answer
Writing in all caps is considered shouting and rude.

Easy answer hire an immigration attorney

Q: Can a company terminate you without your union rep present? never given any warning I feel my rights were violated

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for California on
Answered on Jul 31, 2018
Louis George Fazzi's answer
The answer to your question depends on a number of variables which you have not provided. I recommend you see an employment lawyer well versed in representing union members who have collective bargaining agreements covering the terms and conditions of employment.

You should first look through either your employment manual if you were given one, or your union contract, which should be a booklet which outlines all your rights. I also suggest you talk to your local union rep about the...

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