Walnut Creek Employment Laws
Know Your Workplace Rights in California
When you work in California, you have rights that expand upon your federal employment rights. If you are the victim of sexual harassment, discrimination, or retaliation, please talk to our employment attorneys in Walnut Creek about your options for resolving your problems.
Working with an Employment Law Attorney in Walnut Creek
How do I file a discrimination complaint in California?
Our office can assist you with filing a complaint with the California Labor Commissioner. You can download the forms yourself if you’re interested in learning more about the process or contact our offices.
How much time do I have to file a complaint after discrimination or retaliation?
Most California Labor Code Statutes allow six months. Some code sections provide for up to one year. Talking to an attorney soon is important so you don’t miss these deadlines.
What happens if I don’t like the decision in my case?
If you don’t like the decision of the Labor Commissioner, we can file an appeal. We can also hold certain parties independently liable in court.
Do I have a right to inspect my personnel file to see if there are retaliatory notes?
Yes, you may inspect your file. We believe that if you fear retaliation you should let us help you with the request to inspect your file, so that your employer knows you mean business.
What if I am on medical leave or pregnancy leave? Can I still inspect my file?
Yes, you are still an employee.