BOWMAN & ASSOCIATES EMPLOYMENT LAW SERVICES

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Discrimination

The Law Office of Bowman & Associates helps clients who have been discriminated against on the basis of their race, age, religion, national origin, gender, or pregnancy status. Generally, it is illegal to treat a worker different or not offer them work based on these protected categories.

Retaliation

Retaliation is an act by an employer, either economically tangible or more subtle, in an attempt to have an adverse affect on an employee who has objected to sexual harassment, discrimination, or other illegal activity. Retaliation may also occur where a woman has taken leave under the…

Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment is a form of gender based discrimination, actions taken against a person based upon their gender. California employers of one or more employees are required to take all reasonable steps necessary to prevent harassment from occurring in the workplace.

Unemployment Compensation

The centerpiece of our national recession has been job loss. Your family may be one of the millions of unemployment casualties. If you filed for unemployment benefits after losing your job, or seeing your work hours decreased — and then had your benefits application denied…

Wages, Hours & Overtime

Federal wage, hour, and overtime laws are regulated by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). In addition, most states have similar wage and hour laws governing overtime. Non-exempt employees should be paid at least 1 1/2 times their hour salary for overtime hours worked.

Whistleblower

No one is born a whistleblower. Few choose it as a career path. Rather, it is often a role thrust upon individuals who just want to do their jobs: bookkeepers, appraisers, lawyers, IT technicians, accountants, analysts and traders to name a few.

Wrongful Termination

Employees may not be terminated because they exercised a right granted to them by a state or federal statute or certain administrative regulations. Many activities are protected, employees must not be terminated for participating in such activities…

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