Unfortunately, wrongful termination continues to be a major issue in the workplace regardless of the specific industry. Were you an employee of Extended Stay America? Were you subjected to unfair treatment? Did you experience discrimination in the workplace? Were you ultimately terminated for unlawful reasons? If you answered yes to any of the questions listed above, you might have grounds to file a lawsuit against your employer.
Our employment attorneys are ready to provide you with all the information that you need to sue your employer for the unjust treatment to which you were subjected. California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group is an employment legal group that is completely committed to representing employees who have suffered unfair treatment in the workplace. Our lawyers are ready to evaluate your employment claim and help you recover what you are owed.
If you are ready to discuss your wrongful termination lawsuit with the employment experts at our law firm, contact us today.
Extended Stay America Locations in California
There are about 80 different Extended Stay America locations throughout the cities listed below:
- Los Angeles
- Oakland Location icon
- Orange County
- Palm Springs
- San Diego
- San Jose Location icon
- Santa Barbara
- Santa Rosa
Regardless of your specific position in the hotel, you could have grounds to pursue an employment claim if you were subjected to unfair treatment, including discrimination or even wrongful termination. You should explore your right to file an employment claim against Extended Stay America hotels.
Discrimination in the Workplace
Discrimination in the place of work varies case by case. Discrimination can be seen in the way employers advertise for jobs, the questions they ask in job applications, how they screen applicants, and how they conduct their interviews. Discrimination can also be seen in choices made regarding hiring, transferring, promoting, demoting, terminating, etc. In some cases, discrimination can also be seen in working conditions, assignments, job duties, and compensation/pay as well as participation in programs, training, and organizations related to the workplace.
Discrimination can be described as unfair treatment based on a personal characteristic. Based on California law – specifically, the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) – it is illegal for employers to discriminate their employees based on the following protected characteristics:
- Race and color
- National origin and ancestry
- Religion and creed
- Age (40 and older)
- Mental and physical disability
- Sexual orientation
- Gender identity and expression
- Sex and gender (this includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and other medical conditions related to pregnancy)
- Medical conditions
- Genetic information
- Marital status
- Military or veteran status
If you were subject to unfair treatment or you were terminated based on any of the protected characteristics listed above, you could have grounds to sue your employer.
Some Examples of Discrimination in the Workplace
Workplace discrimination can look very different from case to case. It is important that employees know their rights and know what discrimination can look like to ensure that they can take action if they are ever treated unfairly in the workplace.
Pregnancy discrimination is protected under sex discrimination and gender discrimination. Pregnancy discrimination can look like the following:
- Facing unwarranted demotion or termination after the employer finds out about the pregnancy
- Being refused time off for prenatal care
- Being refused pregnancy leave or family leave
- Being demoted or fired after applying for leave
- Being refused additional breaks or a private area for expressing breastmilk
- Being denied light-duty requests
Trans discrimination is protected under the category of gender expression and gender identity. Gender discrimination, in general, can vary significantly, but transgender discrimination can include the following:
- Not allowing a transgender employee to use the appropriate restroom or locker room facilities
- Being forced to use a specific facility
- Being addressed by the wrong pronouns or name
- Being denied opportunities based on gender expression/identity
Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault at Work
Sexual harassment always has the risk of escalating to sexual assault. Sexual harassment and sexual assault are considered sex discrimination. Sexual harassment can look like the following:
- Looking at someone inappropriately
- Making sexual comments or jokes
- Unwanted touching
- Making threats of consequences if sexual advances are rejected
- Offering rewards in exchange for sexual acts (sexual favors)
- Unwanted sexual propositions
- Inappropriate and insinuating facial expressions/gestures
- Sexual assault, including groping/fondling, rape, attempted rape, forcing the victim to perform any sexual act
Pay discrimination occurs when employees that essentially perform the similar work do not receive the similar pay. If the difference in pay is based on a personal characteristic, like rage, sex, religion, etc., then the pay difference could be discriminatory. Employees affected by pay discrimination receive much lower wages even though the perform the same work as other employees. Pay discrimination can be grounds for a wage and hour claim against Extended Stay America.
Any termination that is based on a person’s race, color, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, sex, medical conditions, genetic information, marital status, or military/veteran status is discriminative. Wrongful termination usually follows workplace termination. Unfortunately, however, employers can often manipulate the situation so that the termination appears to be legal (i.e., they could claim that the termination is based on performance or give any other excuse that could make the termination seem legal). If you were wrongfully terminated from your job with Extended Stay America, you could sue.
All employment claims, including workplace discrimination and wrongful termination claims, must go through an employment agency. In California, the state employment agency is the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH). The agency enforces the FEHA and handles all employment claims. When you file a report with the DFEH, the agency essentially investigates the claim to determine whether any employment laws were violated and then takes action against the employer.
Employees also have the option of filing a civil lawsuit against their employer; however, they must first be granted the right to sue from the DFEH. After being granted the right to sue, then affected employees can find an employment lawyer to help them sue their employer and recover the compensation that they are owed (which can include lost income, lost benefits, pain and suffering, punitive damages, legal fees, etc.)
Contact Us Today
Are you in need of an Extended Stay America wrongful termination attorney? If so, you should contact us here at California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group immediately. If you suffered discrimination in the workplace and were eventually terminated, you could have grounds to sue. Our attorneys are ready to represent you and help you sue your employer for the unlawful treatment to which you were subjected. If you are ready to speak with our employment attorneys, contact us today.
We offer free consultations and free second opinions. During these legal services, our lawyers will be available to answer all your questions and address all your concerns. You can trust that our experts will be available to provide you with all the information that you need to either start or continue your employment claim against Extended Stay America. To benefit from these free legal services, contact us today.
We offer a Zero-Fee guarantee so that you will never have to worry about paying upfront legal fees. In addition, we work on contingency; therefore, our clients will not have to pay anything until winning their claims.
Contact us today to learn more about your right to file your employment lawsuit against Extended Stay America hotels.