Union Pacific Railroad has a long history of transporting goods West of the Mississippi River and is a major employer in the state of California. Unfortunately, Union Pacific Railroad also has a history of mistreating employees. This mistreatment often revolves around sexual harassment in the workplace, racial discrimination on the job, and unpaid compensation. At The Kaufman Law Firm, we are here to help if you need a Los Angeles and Westlake Village Union Pacific Railroad attorney. If you are an employee of UP and have faced hostile or unfair work conditions, we want to help ensure that you receive the compensation you are entitled to for the wrongs you have faced. Please contact us immediately for a consultation by clicking here or calling us at 818-990-1999.
Sexual harassment can happen to any person in the workplace. As the #MeToo movement has highlighted, women face a higher risk of experiencing sexual harassment in the workplace, but this is also a significant problem for members of the LGBTQ+ community as well as men.
Sexual harassment can come in many forms, including physical sexual harassment as well as verbal and non-verbal types of harassment. This includes any unwanted contact advanced by a coworker or a supervisor, as well as comments about someone else’s looks, discussion of sexual activities, and threatening verbal or non-verbal communication.
When we look at the information available from the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), we can see that it is illegal to treat an employee unfavorably because of their race or personal characteristics associated with race. This includes unfavorable treatment when considering the following:
Employees are protected from discrimination at the federal level through the EEOC as well as at the state level through the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA).
Every employee in California is protected when it comes to receiving wages for the time that they work. This includes protections surrounding minimum wage as well as overtime laws. Unfortunately, there have been times when Union Pacific Railroad has violated the compensation laws of California.
When you work on the railroad you anticipate that accidents might happen, especially since you are surrounded by heavy machinery at all times. Trains are dangerous. So are the tools used to fix them and the equipment needed to operate them. However, this does not mean that your safety should be put on the backburner. You also should never be subjected to harassment or discrimination of any kind on the Los Angeles and Westlake Village Union Pacific Railroad.
We have represented clients just like you who have suffered injuries from an accident at their railroad jobs. These injuries have ranged from minor to catastrophic and some have resulted in death. Some of the cases we have handled surrounded the following injuries:
No matter the cause of your injury or the severity, make sure you are medically evaluated as soon as possible and then contact a railroad accident attorney.
Harassment is not uncommon on the rails of the Los Angeles and Westlake Village Union Pacific Railroad. Because of this, you need to be prepared to fight for your rights as a railroad employee. We have handled the following types of harassment cases at The Kaufman Law Firm:
Sadly, discrimination is still present on the railroad even though it is prohibited by state and federal laws. Our railroad accident attorneys can represent you for facing discrimination in any of the following circumstances related to your employment on the railroad, including firing, hiring, job assignments, payscale, layoffs, promotions, benefits, training, and any other conditions of employment.
If you or somebody you love has faced a hostile or unfair work environment at Union Pacific Railroad, reach out to the team at The Kaufman Law Firm for help today. We have extensive experience handling complex employment law cases in Los Angeles and throughout California, and our team is ready to stand up to UP to ensure that you are treated fairly. Let us help you recover various types of compensation that you may be entitled to for what happened, including:
Your job is more than just a source of income. It is a major part of your lifestyle. If you have been the victim of wrongful termination, wrongful demotion or any kind of discriminatory business practices, it is time to take action and contact a Ventura employment law attorney that can help. Attorney Matthew A. Kaufman and the team at The Kaufman Law Firm bring experience and a vast arsenal of legal resources to help clients recover the money they deserve.
To learn more, contact our Westlake Village or Los Angeles law office today and schedule an initial consultation to discuss your case.