Services – Employment Law
Sexual Harassment | Wrongful Termination | Worker’s Compensation | Employment Law Format
The Law Offices of Thomas L. Cohen and Associates is networked with skilled and experienced attorneys in Southern and Northern California. This Support system allows Attorney Cohen and his associated counsel to represent employees throughout California.
About Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
The Fair Employment and Housing Act is a powerful law in California designed to protect persons from sexual harassment in the workplace.
Sexual harassment can consist of unwanted sexual advances or propositions for sexual favors. It can be derogatory comments or slurs. Verbal sexual harassment can include unwanted comments about a person’s body or appearance.
Unwelcome harassment may include physical conduct such as assault or blocking one’s movements. It can also consist of derogatory posters, cartoons, or drawings.
Beneath sexual harassment is hostility based on sex. Sexual harassment in employment is illegal. If you have been the victim of sexual harassment in the workplace, call Mr. Cohen for a free confidential consultation today.
Sexual Harassment in Housing
The same laws against sexual harassment in employment also apply to housing. If you are a tenant who has been the victim of sexual harassment in your rental apartment, condominium, or house you have potential legal rights.
Know your rights and call for a consultation.
About other types of Workplace Law
The Law Offices of Thomas L. Cohen and Associates offers a free consultation if you believe you have been the victim of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation in employment or in housing.
The law protects a person against such wrongdoing based on a one’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, national origin or ancestry.
About “At Will” Employment
Most employees in California and other states are “at will’ employees. This basically means that the employee is free to quit his or her job at any time for any reason and the employer is free to terminate the at will employee on the same basis. So, unless your contract of employment is for a specified term of time, you are probably an at will employee.
What is “Wrongful Termination”
Wrongful termination is a legal weapon created to protect an employee’s rights in California.
While most workers are “at will” employees, the law prohibits termination under certain circumstances. Where a private employer terminates an employee and the action violates our Constitution or a law such as the Fair Employment and Housing Act, or a fundamental public policy created by regulation, then the employee may file a wrongful termination lawsuit. If you suspect that you have been terminated for an illegal reason, call Mr. Cohen today.
About Whistleblower Laws
The California Labor Code protects an employee’s rights to disclose information to government or law enforcement agency when the employee has reasonable cause to believe the information reflects a violation of law by the employer. It also protects a worker’s right to refuse to participate in an illegal activity perpetrated by his or her employer. This is a highly sensitive area. If you are a whistleblower, and would like talk to an attorney in strict confidence, call Mr. Cohen.
About Contingency Retainer Agreements and the Fees
If your case is accepted, then the case will be worked on by one or more attorneys pursuant to a contingency retainer agreement. This basically means that the attorneys who work on you employment case do not get paid unless and until there is a monetary recovery. If there is no recovery, then there is no fee. Mr. Cohen will be pleased to answer all your questions about your case and the fee arrangement.
About the Statute of Limitations
The law imposes deadlines in which to file claims or cases. The law does not allow a person to sit on his or her rights indefinitely. Delays can permanently damage even the best of cases. Do not wait. If you feel your rights in employment or housing have been violated, call Mr. Cohen today.