Under the law, employers are prohibited from discriminating against an employee based on their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. However, California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group knows the harsh reality of employment discrimination. We know that just because there is a law prohibiting it, does not mean that employers will not discriminate against employees and conduct their selves in an unlawful manor. This is why our lawyers who have experience in Ralphs, Food 4 Less, or Kroger wrongful termination cases believe employers like this should face full penalty of the law.
Living in Los Angeles can be difficult in itself. With rising real estate prices, traffic that stretches across multiple freeways, a lack of efficient public transportation, smog that will eventually clog our airways, and an increasing population, there are already so many stressors added on to everyday life. Job searching in Los Angeles can also feel like a modern day Hunger Games when applicants brutally compete with each other. Being wrongfully terminated from your job that you may have worked very hard to get is probably the last thing any Los Angeles resident wants to happen. The lawyers at California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group understand the emotional and physical distress of a wrongful termination, and feel a duty to assist anyone that has been wrongfully terminated by Kroger, Ralphs, or Food 4 Less.
Ralphs and Food 4 Less are both grocery store chains that can be found throughout Southern California. They are subsidiaries of the Kroger brand. There are over 440 Ralphs stores with an estimated 30,000 employees. Food 4 Less has 145 stores throughout Southern California and several other states. Kroger, the conglomerate behind these stores was founded in 1883 by Bernard Kroger in Cincinnati, Ohio. A simple Google search will confirm that these stores have had their fair share of lawsuits regarding wrongful termination and discrimination. One example is of a man who sued Ralphs for $800,000 for being wrongfully terminated after being falsely accused of stealing. Ralphs wrongful termination lawsuits can be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, and the California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group will fight for you to get as much compensation as possible for the losses due to a wrongful termination. Especially in a city like Los Angeles, being jobless can cause financial suffering and mental and physical distress that all should be taken into consideration in a Kroger wrongful termination lawsuit.
A wrongful termination happens when in firing an employee; an employer has breached a contract or broken a law. Examples of wrongful termination could be race discrimination, sexual harassment retaliation, age discrimination, sex discrimination, and so forth. If you are a Ralph’s, Food 4 Less or Kroger employee and feel as if you’ve been wrongfully terminated, you can sue Kroger for wrongful termination. Do not hesitate to find A Ralphs, Food 4 Less, or Kroger wrongful termination lawyers in Los Angeles because the statute of limitations allows you one year from the allegations to file a claim.
Let’s look at different ways in which you are protected under the law and how they play into a wrongful termination. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, and national origin. If a company enacts an unlawful employment practice then you have the right to sue. Unlawful employment practices are behaviors that are meant to discriminate or harass against an employee or group of employees. Being fired because of your race, color, religion, sex, or national origin falls under an unlawful employment practice. The California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) also protects certain groups from being discriminated against in the workplace. Employers are not allowed to discriminate against employees or job applicants based on race/color, ancestry/national origin, religion, age, mental and physical disability, sex or gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, and military or veteran status. The Civil Rights Act covers companies that employ 15 or more, while the FEHA covers companies with only 5 or more employees. Both laws also do not allow for retaliation, where a company either fires or negatively impacts the job of someone who has filed a charge, testified, or participated in an investigation, proceeding or litigation. So do not let the fear of retaliation concern you. You are completely within your rights to pursue a lawsuit. If Ralphs, Food 4 Less, or Kroger harasses you and retaliates against you, they are violating your rights even more, and California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group has plenty of Ralphs, Food 4 Less, or Kroger harassment lawyers or lawyers with other related practices that can address this issue as well.
Our Ralphs, Food 4 Less, or Kroger discrimination attorneys can tell you that there are several forms of discrimination in the workplace that are protected under the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. If you are Kroger employee and feel as if you have been wrongfully terminated and discriminated against because of your race, then we can match you with a Ralphs, Food 4 Less, or Kroger racial discrimination attorneys in Los Angeles. Or, if you believe the cause of your termination was because of a disability, the Title VII, the California FEHA, and the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) all allow you to sue Ralphs, Food 4 Less, or Kroger for disability discrimination.
Food 4 Less or other related stores employees that feel as if age was the sole factor in a job termination should meet with one of our Ralphs, Food 4 Less, or Kroger age discrimination lawyers. Your age is protected by the state under the FEHA. There is also a Federal law called the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), which protects employees over 40 years old from any age-based discrimination in all areas of employment. Some of the other protections under the ADEA are that employers cannot say there’s a preferred age in job ads, set age limits for training programs; retaliate against age discrimination charges; or force you retire at a certain age. More importantly, you cannot be denied a job just because of age. The law covers companies with 20 or more employees. Most Kroger stores should fall under this category, so as an employee there you are likely protected. If you have been negatively impacted by ageism in your workplace to the point that you were fired because of your age, California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group will pair you with a lawyer who has experience in Ralphs, Food 4 Less, or Kroger wrongful termination cases to address both the issues of discrimination and wrongful termination.
If you’ve been wrongfully terminated because of your sex, then your rights under Title VII, and the FEHA all have been violated and constitute trying to sue Ralphs, Food 4 Less, or Kroger for pregnancy discrimination and illegal termination. There are a few subcategories that fall under the umbrella of sexual discrimination. The Pregnancy Discrimination Act, amended to the Civil Rights Act in 1978, specifies discrimination against pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions as sexual discrimination. For instance, if Food 4 Less, Kroger, or Ralphs asked you to quit because you were pregnant, you have a case of sexual discrimination and wrongful termination. As an employee of Kroger you are also protected from any kind of sexual harassment under the same law. In the case of sexual harassment, California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group would connect you with a Kroger sexual harassment lawyer. You should not discredit regular harassment as well. A Ralphs, Food 4 Less, or Kroger harassment lawyer can help you determine what kind of harassment you may have been facing and what the best option is for you to pursue your claims.
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It’s clear that discrimination, harassment, and wrongful termination lawsuits can go hand in hand with each other. At California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group, we are well equipped to attack either or all cases. If Ralphs, Food 4 Less, or Kroger wrongfully and illegally fired you there is bound to be baggage behind that claim. The California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group will help you unpack that baggage by assessing your claim and looking at what kinds of discrimination, harassment, or other illegal actions are behind your termination. Once again, losing a job is already stressful enough, let our California wrongful termination attorneys for Kroger, Ralphs, or Food 4 Less, employees lighten some of the load by helping you follow through with a lawsuit. Possibly remedies may include, front pay, back pay, reinstatement of your job, promotion, and more!
At California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group, meeting with a lawyer with experience in Ralphs, Food 4 Less, or Kroger wrongful termination cases will not cost you a thing. In fact, after your consultation we will take on your case free of charge. Our zero-fee guarantee promises you will not have to pay anything unless we win your case. So if you lost your job because of a protected status, or you were retaliated against by Kroger, Ralphs, or Food 4 Less illegally, you may be eligible to file a wrongful termination lawsuit against Ralphs, Food 4 Less, or Kroger. Anytime your rights have been violated in the process of getting fired, then you should know you were wrongfully terminated by Ralphs, Food 4 Less, or Kroger. Ralphs, Food 4 Less, or Kroger wrongful termination cases can have an average value of hundreds of thousands of dollars, but it must be remembered that payouts can vary case to case. Our lawyers can help sue Ralphs, Food 4 Less, or Kroger for wrongful termination, and will do their best to get you what you deserve.