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Employment Litigation rights

Employment Litigation rights focus on protecting employees who face unfair treatment that is motivated by certain bad reasons.


Generally, the law permits employers to make decisions as they like about who to hire, who to promote, who to discipline, and who to terminate, so long as those decisions and the processes used to reach them are not driven by certain bad reasons, such as racism or sexism.

Common ways we see employers treat their employees unfairly in this area include:

  • Allowing sexual harassment to run rampant in the workplace;
  • Terminating employees for unlawful reasons;
  • Failing to give certain employees opportunities for advancement;
  • Failing to reasonably accommodate employees’ disabilities;
  • Retaliating against employees who blow the whistle on illegal conduct in the workplace; and
  • Retaliating against employees who assert their rights.

Reasons employers cannot use for making employment decisions include:

  • Race;
  • Religious creed;
  • Color;
  • National origin;
  • Ancestry;
  • Physical disability;
  • Mental disability;
  • Medical condition;
  • Genetic information;
  • Marital status;
  • Sex;
  • Gender;
  • Gender identity;
  • Gender expression;
  • Age;
  • Sexual orientation;
  • Military and veteran status;
  • Lawful off-duty conduct;
  • Reporting or opposing what you reasonably believe to be violations of state or federal law; or
  • Exercising your employment rights.

Our firm has extensive experience fighting for these rights, whether through private and confidential negotiations or through full-fledged litigation and trial. We have successfully fought employers both large and small, including major tech companies and governmental entities. And while we never back down from a fight, we also regularly help our clients achieve their goals through less vocal, more collaborative means when appropriate. We also have experience guiding employees through sensitive workplace issues such as taking medical or pregnancy leaves, requesting reasonable accommodations, or negotiating employment and severance agreements.

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