Immigrant Workers Have Rights
Our Los Angeles Employment Attorneys Handle Harassment Claims for Immigrant Worker Rights
Immigrants are often victims of harassment in the workplace. Our employment law attorneys have worked on claims where supervisors, employers and coworkers were at fault for the harassment of immigrants in California. In addition to harassment, employers that hire unauthorized or illegal immigrants may also be at fault for a number of employment law violations. These may include providing poor work environments, wage theft, not paying federal or California minimum wage and not following overtime laws for undocumented workers.
Our Los Angeles employment lawyers believe that no worker should be subject to harassment, regardless of his or her immigration status. The Law Offices of Kesluk, Silverstein & Jacob has worked diligently to ensure all victims of illegal immigrant harassment have the opportunity to seek justice and safe work environments. Los Angeles harassment attorney Michael Jacob also speaks Spanish, which allows him to provide legal aid to many members of the Spanish-speaking community.
Workplace Harassment of Immigrants is a Problem in California
Undocumented and illegal aliens are just as open to employment law disputes as other California workers are. These disputes may include things like wage theft, discrimination and failing to provide overtime pay. An overwhelming number of immigrant workers also suffer from workplace harassment.
Undocumented female immigrants, in particular, experience an alarmingly high rate of sexual harassment in the workplace. Many women report male supervisors threatening them and using their immigration status to bully them into sexual activities. Many of these women believe that, because they are illegal immigrants, they cannot report harassment or seek legal counsel. This is not this case. Women and men dealing with harassment at work or national origin discrimination can still get help. Our immigration harassment lawyer offers free consultations, even if you are not legally in the United States.
Unauthorized Workers Can Protect Themselves from Illegal Immigrant Harassment
The U.S. has laws in place to protect all workers in the country, even unauthorized immigrants. According to the California Labor Code section 1171.5, all protections, rights and remedies available under state law are available to everyone, regardless of immigration status. An individual’s immigration status does not matter to his or her right to file discrimination or harassment cases.
Immigrants have the same right to file harassment claims if they are experiencing harassment in the workplace as U.S. citizens. Unauthorized immigrants are also entitled to the same California workplace rights as U.S. citizens under harassment laws.
Illegal Immigrant Harassment Lawyer Representing Workers No Matter Their Legal Status
Many unauthorized immigrants believe they do not have any rights in the U.S. Employers often abuse their rights by threatening to use their immigration statuses against them. Employees should be able to work without the fear of harassment or retaliation in the workplace.
Our Los Angeles employment attorneys have worked with victims of harassment throughout California for many years. We work hard to uphold immigrant worker rights. We want to make sure employment laws provide the same protections to undocumented immigrants. Please contact our employment law firm today by phone at (310) 273-3180. You can then speak with a harassment lawyer who works for immigrant worker rights.