We work because we need to be able to support ourselves and our families. If employers pay their workers less than they deserve, caring for a family can become impossible. Unfair pay or forcing you to work without pay is illegal. Here is what you can do if your employer treats you unfairly.
Sadly, some immigrants face national origin discrimination when trying to start a new career in the U.S. If you have been subjected to discrimination on the basis of your national origin, an array of challenges may interfere with your work. For example, you could be facing financial problems because you were treated unfairly, or you could be under a considerable amount of anxiety. At Anticouni & Associates, we believe that national origin discrimination is unacceptable and that victims should not hesitate to take action.
Employees in California know that the workweek is tough. A day of rest is a welcome respite from the grind of the job. It is so important, in fact, that California law requires employers to provide one day of rest to employees for every seven days of the workweek. However, until recently, the law was unclear on how to define the workweek and what exceptions were allowed.
Each day, hard-working people are subjected to all sorts of different violations. Some of the violations may be financial in nature, while others may involve illegal work and other forms of unlawful activity. At Anticouni & Associates, we firmly believe that this is unacceptable and that those who have dealt with any type of violations in Santa Barbara deserve justice. Sadly, some are hesitant to speak out, for various reasons. If you think that your employer is mistreating you or is violating employment law in any way, you should not be afraid to step forward.
On job sites and work spaces across the country, discrimination is widespread. Employees may be treated unfairly and illegally due to their racial background, their gender, their religious views or their sexual orientation. However, some workers are also discriminated against because of their national origin, which is especially prevalent among immigrant workers in Santa Barbara, and all across California.
When it comes to workplace issues such as discrimination, there are an array of topics to consider. For example, employees may experience harassment or other challenges in the workplace based on their gender or religious beliefs. In Santa Barbara, and all across the state of California, discrimination may also lead to an employee’s unlawful discharge, also known as wrongful termination.
If you work over 40 hours per week in California, it's likely you get paid overtime. The vast majority of people should be, according to the Department of Industrial Relations.