Employment Law

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Please contact Saltzman & Johnson Law Corporation if you feel that you have been harassed, discriminated, or mistreated at work because of your age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, medical condition, national origin, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation.  

Disability Discrimination & Harassment/reasonable Accommodations

Individuals with physical and mental disabilities and those who have a serious health condition have a right to be free from discrimination based on their disability and medical condition. Furthermore, both California and Federal law require employers to provide reasonable accommodations to employees who are disabled or suffering from a serious medical condition, as long the accommodations do not cause an undue burden on an employer. 

Family medical leave and personal medical absences

Both the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) require an employer to grant an employee who has worked for them for a year or more and who has worked more than 1,250 hours for that employer in the prior year, the right to take up to 12 weeks of job-protected leave on account of their health or the health of certain family members.

Pregnancy discrimination leave

In California under the Pregnancy Disability Leave Law (PDLL) employers that have more than 5 employees must allow an employee up to 4 months off work for time that that employee is actually “disabled” by pregnancy.    

Sexual discrimination/harassment

Every employee is protected from sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace which is defined as unwanted sexual advances, or visual, verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature.  

Age discrimination discrimination/harassment

Employees over the age of 40 are entitled to be free from discrimination, harassment, and from being retaliated or terminated due to their age under both Federal and California law.  


Under both Federal and California laws, individuals are entitled to be able to have their religious beliefs including religious dress and grooming practices (maintaining a beard, wearing hijab or yarmulke) reasonably accommodated in the workplace.   


If your California employer falsely “bad-mouthed” you or made false statements about you which you believe have damaged your reputation, you may have a claim for defamation.   


Whistleblowers are those employees who report an employer’s violations of a law (or reasonable suspicions of the violations of a law) to their employer, to law enforcement, or to government agencies, and subsequently suffer a punitive action taken by their employer such as termination or demotion.  

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