Bay Area Discrimination And Harassment Attorneys

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At Winton Strauss Law Group, P.C., we handle discrimination and harassment claims for employees and employers throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Because we know both sides of the law, we are able to better understand the positions and strategies of our legal opponents. This perspective has helped us achieve an outstanding record of success representing plaintiffs and defendants.

If you are an employee and have faced discrimination on the job, our attorneys are here to protect your rights. We can help you understand the strength of your case and explore your legal options. If your case has merit, we can provide you with the strong advocacy you need to prevail.

If you are an employer facing a discrimination or harassment claim, we can provide you with strong defense representation, helping you pursue a swift, cost-effective outcome. We have a proven record of success resolving employment law claims in and out of court.

Discrimination

Illegal discrimination occurs when there is any "adverse impact" on an employee's working conditions, if caused or based on certain protected characteristics, including:

  • Race
  • Age
  • Sex
  • Pregnancy status
  • National origin
  • Disability and injury
  • Ethnicity and ancestry

Employers may not discriminate against employees based on these characteristics in any way, including hiring, termination, promotion, work assignments and other employment matters.

Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment claims typically fall into one of two categories:

  • Quid pro quo harassment: Overt demands for sexual favors in exchange for favorable treatment at work
  • Hostile work environment: Includes all types of offensive behavior, including unwanted touching, lewd comments, and sexually suggestive jokes and pictures

Harassment can be at the hands of supervisors, co-workers or even third parties. Larger employers are required to take proactive steps to prevent sexual harassment. All employers must investigate claims of harassment.

Retaliation

It is illegal for employers to retaliate against employees who complain, testify or cooperate in any way with a discrimination or harassment claim. This is true even if the underlying complaint turns out to be not well-founded.

Contact Our Employment Lawyers Today

If you are seeking representation for case involving gender discrimination, racial discrimination, age discrimination, or any other type of discrimination or harassment, we are here to protect your rights and interests. Contact us online or by telephone at 415-800-1551 to arrange a free initial consultation with an experienced employment law attorney.