At AK+G, we are committed to providing you the tools you need to pursue justice. We encourage you to learn more about your rights by making use of the following resources.
Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH)
The federal EEOC (http://www.eeoc.gov) and the California DFEH ( http://www.dfeh.ca.gov) are tasked with policing employers in order to prevent discrimination, harassment and retaliation in employment. To pursue a lawsuit on these bases, an employee must first file a charge or complaint with these agencies.
Federal Department of Labor (DOL) and California Department of Fair Labor Standard Enforcement (DLSE)
The federal DOL (http://www.dol.gov) and the California DLSE (http://www.dir.ca.gov/DLSE/) assist employees with claims of wage and hour violations and other employment law violations. For strategic and economic reasons, an employee is frequently better off proceeding directly to court with a lawsuit than filing claims with these agencies without the assistance of an attorney.
Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA)
The federal OSHA (http://www.osha.gov) and its California equivalent (http://www.dir.ca.gov/dosh/) offer a wealth of information to the public about worker safety and health. The federal OSHA administers Sarbanes-Oxley compliance matters, as well. Due to the complexity of these areas of law, we recommend you consult with an attorney prior to pursuing administrative remedies with these agencies.
State Bar of California
The State Bar of California (calbar.ca.gov) regulates the practice of law in the state. It enables the public to obtain basic background information about attorneys practicing in California, about the legal system in general and about how to find an attorney, make a will, use small claims court and teach children about the law.
Disability Rights Legal Center
The Disability Rights Legal Center (drlcenter.org) provides advice and assistance to workers with disabilities. Its Cancer Legal Resource Center is of particular help to individuals with cancer or a history of cancer.
Los Angeles Superior Court
The Los Angeles Superior Court’s website (lacourt.org) makes important information available to litigants, and assists in keeping them informed about their cases and court rules and procedures.
California Employment Development Department (EDD)
The California EDD (http://www.edd.ca.gov) provides information to people seeking unemployment, disability and California paid family leave benefits. It also features links that help with finding new employment and accessing job training resources.