What to do if you are being harassed by your employer, or you work in a hostile environment.

San Bernardino Constructive Termination Lawyers, Assisting Southern California Employees Who Have Been Wrongfully Forced to Quit Their Jobs

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If your work environment is hostile; if your employer or co-workers are harassing you; or, if you have already quit your job due to unbearable working conditions, you may be the victim of “Constructive Termination”.

You may have the grounds for a Wrongful Termination claim.

You should seek the immediate expert advice of the knowledgable and trusted Inland Empire Employment Attorneys at SANFORD A. KASSEL, A Professional Law Corporation, to help protect your legal rights. Call 909.884.6451 today.

 

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Learn more about Constructive Dismissal (also referred to as “Constructive Discharge” or “Constructive Termination”).

 

Information to Help You with a Wrongful Termination Claim

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Wrongful Termination cases are very complex and often extremely involved. Being unemployed is a very stressful and confusing time.

There are many factors to consider when making a claim for a Wrongful Termination. These types of difficult situations are best handled by the experts.

No two claims are the same, and there are often exceptions to every rule. You will need the expertise of a knowledgeable, and trusted Wrongful Termination Lawyer, to guide you through this complicated process.

An experienced Wrongful Termination Lawyer will take into consideration many issues, before deciding whether or not to file a claim on your behalf.

The legal team at SANFORD A. KASSEL, A Professional Law Corporation has the necessary skill, knowledge, and resources to build a convincing case, and see that you get the maximum compensation and benefits for your claim.

 
 
 
 

The following is a list of questions that may help you prepare for your initial interview with an attorney regarding a possible Wrongful Termination case:

 


 What was the length of time of employment?


 How were you paid for the work you did?


Hourly?


Salary?


Commission on Sales?


Other Form of Compensation?


 Was there a written employment agreement? If so,


Were there definite terms laid out in the agreement?


Do you have a copy of this agreement?


 What was the method of termination?


Resignation? If so, why did you quit?


Fired? If so, by whom?


Laid Off? If so, were you given a reason for the layoff?


 Was a reason given for termination? If so,


By whom?


 Were you given a “written” notice of termination? If so,


By whom?


How many days/weeks/months in advance?


Do you have a copy of the written notice?


 Were you given only a “verbal” notice of the termination? If so,


By whom?


Was it immediate?


How many days/weeks/months in advance?


 Were you given severance pay? If so,


How many days/weeks/months?


 Have you already filed a claim with the Labor Commissioner’s Office?


 

Possible Compensation for Your Claim

If you do have the basis for a Wrongful Termination action against your former employer, the following is a list of possible compensation and benefits that you may be entitled to:

 

Find Out If You Have a Wrongful Termination Claim

If you believe that you have been a victim of Wrongful Termination: (1) be prepared with documentation of the events that transpired; (2) don’t limit yourself by attempting to analyze what happened, on your own; and (3) SEEK THE ADVICE OF A QUALIFIED EMPLOYMENT LAW ATTORNEY IMMEDIATELY.

NOTE: Your case can be lost if it is not filed within the time provided by State and Federal Laws.

Contact the experienced Wrongful Termination Lawyers of SANFORD A. KASSEL, A Professional Law Corporation, today, for a FREE consultation. 909.884.6451  Our attorneys will evaluate all the facts, and provide you with a plan for the best course of action. We get results!

 

 

 

Can You Spot Age Discrimination in the Workplace?

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Quiz: Can You Spot Age Discrimination in the Workplace?
Test your knowledge about legislation that protects older employees.
by Carole Fleck, AARP, June 2014. (Image Source: iStock)

Losing a job can be difficult for anyone, but it often provides special challenges for older workers. Individuals over 55 are likely to face long job hunt times in a tough economy. The ranks of older workers among the long-term unemployed have swelled of late. Many of them have lost their jobs in this economy, while others are finding it difficult to find new ones, and the harsh reality is their age is part of the reason. Age discrimination is viewed as an acceptable bias in many of the Nation’s workplaces and it has only worsened in this tough economy.

According to recent AARP research, 1 in 5 workers in the U.S. is 55 years of age, or older. 64% of workers say they have seen or experienced age discrimination in the workplace.

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AARP: Age Discrimination Infographic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Importance of Having a Trusted Age Discrimination Employment Attorney In Your Corner

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 protects workers 40 and older from personnel decisions based solely on age in hiring, firing, layoffs, promotions or demotions. The act applies to employers with at least 20 workers. That law was weakened in 2009, advocates say, when a U.S. Supreme Court ruling made it more difficult for workers to prove age discrimination. The court ruled that the burden of proof was now on the worker to show that age was the deciding factor — rather than one of a number of factors, as previously held — in a dismissal, demotion or other adverse action.

 

If you have been a victim of Age Discrimination, you need to speak to an experienced and trusted Employment Attorney right away.  At SANFORD A. KASSEL, A Professional Law Corporation, we keep up with current State and Federal Laws affecting our age-discrimination clients’ cases. We work with a team of top-notch legal experts, to put together the most compelling case on your behalf. We always prepare each case as though it will go to trial in a court of law. We are trial attorneys, and if we can’t get you a top settlement offer, we will proceed to trial. We are widely respected among the legal community for being tenacious and always well prepared to go up against the opposition. We are zealous advocates for our clients, and will guide you carefully through every step of the litigation process. You will be working directly with one of our Employment Attorneys.

 

Website Accessibility For Disabled Persons

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SANFORD A. KASSEL, A Professional Law Corporation. Southern California Disability Discrimination Attorneys. 909.884.6451

Disabled individuals now have many more assistive technology (AT) devices available to them for accessing computer technology and the Internet (i.e., screen readers, screen enlargement programs, voice recognition software, audio enhancement software, etc.). One of the biggest challenges to Web developers is to produce Websites that will interface smoothly with the countless numbers of AT devices now being used. The guidelines set forth by the W3C help Web developers meet with these challenges. Our firm is always striving to improve on our own Website’s readability and accessibility.

 

 

 

Website accessibility is but one of many challenges that disabled persons are faced with in their daily lives, and in particular in the workplace. At SANFORD A. KASSEL, A Professional Law Corporation, we believe that all individuals should have equal access in the workplace. If you are a disabled person who is being discriminated against in the workplace, in any way, please contact one of our experienced and understanding Employment Law Attorneys. From our San Bernardino-based law offices, we serve the disabled throughout all of Southern California.

 

 

 

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W3C Celebrates 20th Anniversary: This month, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) turns 20. On October 29th, global strategists, business leaders and developers will join the consortium to discuss “The Future of the Web” at an anniversary symposium in Santa Clara, CA. For 20 years, the W3C has been pursuing their vision of “one Web available to all”. It is this commitment that has united the World Wide Web developing community, and produced the “Open Web Platform”—giving persons with mobility and sensory impairments much greater accessibility to the Web.

According to Director, Tim Berners-Lee, “The decision to form the consortium came at the urging of many firms investing increasing resources into the Web, whether in creation of software products, selling information, or for sharing information within their own companies, with business partners and the public at large.”

Social Media Access Policy

Does an employer have the right to ask for access to an employee’s personal social media accounts?


  • If an employer fires an employee for refusing to provide the employer access to the employee’s personal social media, the termination could be deemed a Wrongful Termination.
  • If a prospective employer refuses to hire a job applicant for refusing to provide the employer access to their personal social media, the job applicant may be a victim of Employment Discrimination.
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In recent years, it has become increasingly popular for employers, or prospective employers, to use social media sites as a way to monitor employee conduct, and check the backgrounds of job applicants. A recent California law regarding an employer’s right to access an employee’s personal social media accounts may be changing this practice.

California Labor Code, § 980, prohibits an employer from requesting a job applicant or employee for access to his or her personal social media, except in limited circumstances.

 

California Labor Code, § 980 further states that an employer may not take retaliatory actions against an employee or a job applicant, for refusing to comply with the employer’s demand to provide access to his or her personal social media account, or to divulge a personal social media password.

“Social media” means an electronic service, platform, or account, where users share and exchange electronic content, including, but not limited to, videos, still photographs, blogs, video blogs, podcasts, instant and text messages, emails, online services or accounts, or Internet website profiles or locations.

If your employer requests access to your personal Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, or any other social media account, you should immediately seek legal advice from an experienced Employment Law Attorney.

Although certain exceptions and special circumstances may apply, generally speaking, you should not disclose your personal social media username and/or password to any employer, before having first talked to a qualified Employment Law Attorney.

 


What about company-issued electronic devices?


California Labor Code, § 980, does not apply to employer-issued electronic devices. Generally, employees can expect to have no privacy rights with company-issued computers, smartphones, or tablets. For this reason, it is unadvisable for an employee to store their personal login information, or to even access any social media sites with their personal username and password on company-issued electronic devices.

 

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If you have recently been denied employment, or have been discharged, retaliated against, or believe you may soon be retaliated against, intimidated, or wrongfully terminated for refusing to provide your employer access to a personal social media account, you need to know your legal rights. Contact the law office of SANFORD A. KASSEL, A Professional Law Corporation, and talk to one of our experienced Employment Law Attorneys. We serve all of Southern California, from our San Bernardino-based offices. Call 909.884.6451 or complete our online Contact Form, to schedule a FREE consultation.

 

Single-Vehicle Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcyclist who died after crashing into falling tree felled by Boy Scouts identified (Fox 13 News - Salt Lake City)

Motorcyclist who died after crashing into falling tree felled by Boy Scouts identified (Fox 13 News – Salt Lake City)

It is a common misconception that a motorcycle accident usually involves another vehicle, and not just the motorcycle. This is not always the case. Frequently, a motorcycle accident is the result of the motorcycle driver attempting to get out of the way of another vehicle, or swerving to avoid debris in a roadway.  This type of accident is referred to as a “Single-Vehicle Motorcycle Accident”.

Recently in the news, there was tragic Single-Vehicle Motorcycle Accident, which was caused when the motorcyclist crashed after hitting an Aspen tree that had just been felled by a Boy Scout troop.

Road hazards that are considered minor irritations for an automobile can be a major hazard to a motorcyclist. Types of road hazards include: debris, potholes, puddles, railroad tracks, uneven pavement, oil slicks, or other objects on the roadway.

Motorcycle riders must be aware of their legal rights. Learn what remedies are available to them, in the event they are involved in a Single-Vehicle Motorcycle Accident.

Motorcycle insurance laws usually differ from automobiles. Therefore, it is helpful to consult with a knowledgeable attorney, regarding the applicable laws in your state.

Identifying any and all at fault parties in any Single-Vehicle Motorcycle Accident is a very complex task. If you or someone you care about has been involved in a motorcycle or other motor vehicle accident, contact the experienced accident team at SANFORD A. KASSEL, A Professional Law Corporation for assistance. Our firm offers a FREE consultation. We work with a top-notch team of investigators, and  will use our resources to get you the answers you need, and the compensation you are entitled to.

Call:  909.884.6451, or Email Us

 

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Teen Auto Accidents | Fatal | Wrongful Death

The death of a loved one is tragic… the Wrongful Death of a loved one also brings many legal challenges to deal with. Grieving families struggle to understand: What happened? How did it happen? Why did it happen? Who is responsible for us so tragically losing our loved one?

All too often, investigations that are performed by either law enforcement, or some other public agency, fall short of providing these answers. With any sudden, unexplained, Wrongful Death of a loved one, it is vital for those left behind, to have a team of independent investigators working on their behalf.

Recently, in Southern California, there were two horrific auto accidents occurring hours apart. The total lives claimed in these two crashes was 10–most of them teenagers #teenautoaccidents. The circumstances surrounding each of these devastating accidents are extremely complicated, and will pose many legal challenges.

If you or someone you care about are dealing with the sudden death of a loved one, call the Wrongful Death Attorneys at SANFORD A. KASSEL, A Professional Law Corporation, 909.884.6451 Our highly-skilled attorneys, staff, and team of top-notch investigators can assist you through the difficult time you are facing.

2 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CRASHES CLAIM 5 LIVES EACH – ABC News

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Police were investigating a multi-vehicle crash in Chino on Friday. (Credit: KTLA)

Multiple Fatalities Reported in Fiery Three Vehicle Crash in Chino – KTLA 5 News

Irvine Crash

Five teenagers were killed in a single-vehicle accident on the southbound 5 Freeway in Irvine early Saturday. (KTLA)

Three of five teens killed in Irvine crash died from impact, not fire – LA Times

 

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What To Do After A Truck Accident Has Occurred

The Importance of Obtaining an Independent Investigation After a Big-Rig Trucking Accident:  Have you recently been involved in a California truck accident?  If so, call 909.884.6451. It is imperative that you have a thorough and complete investigation conducted right away. No matter the cause of the accident, you will need to have an independent investigation done, in order to identify and hold accountable all liable parties. In order to be certain that you recover any and all medical expenses and other out-of-pocket damages, for which you are entitled, you will need a highly-experienced Trucking Accident Investigation Team on your side.

San Bernardino Truck Accident Attorneys | SANFORD A. KASSEL, A Professional Law Corporation | CALL: 909.884.6451

San Bernardino Truck Accident Attorneys | SANFORD A. KASSEL, A Professional Law Corporation | CALL: 909.884.6451

If you have been injured, or have a friend or relative who has been injured or killed in a Southern California semi truck or tractor trailer trucking accident, you need to know what rights you have under California law.

Contact SANFORD A. KASSEL, A Professional Law Corporation at 909.884.6451, and ask to speak with one of our Truck Accident Attorneys. There is no obligation to speak with one of our Attorneys. All initial consultations are FREE.

Insurance Companies Hire Accident Investigators–So Should You:  Most trucking companies, and their insurance carriers, dispatch experienced investigation teams out to the scene “immediately” following an accident. These investigative teams work for either the trucking companies, or they are hired by the trucking company’s insurance carriers The primary focus of these investigators is to obtain any and all evidence they can to protect the truck driver and the trucking company. During litigation of any trucking accident, it becomes the truck driver’s word against the other driver’s word. If you are that other driver, or you are a witness to a big-rig trucking accident, your version of the story may differ greatly from the trucker’s recollection. An independent investigator, hired by your attorney, will gather the critical evidence that will support your statement of how the collision happened. This independent investigation will reveal whether or not the trucking company, or owner of the truck, complied with all maintenance requirements for the semi truck involved in the accident.

If you have been in an accident with a semi truck, it is best that you be represented by your own attorney, before you provide any statements (oral or written) about the accident. Following any type of accident involving a big-rig truck, you will be contacted by the insurance company who represents the trucking company. Their adjusters, will be protecting the interests of the truck driver and the owner of that truck.  If you give any statements, prior to seeking the advice of an experienced Trucking Accident Attorney, you can jeopardize the outcome of your claim. In order to ensure that your rights are not jeopardized, and you receive all the medical benefits and other compensation you may be entitled to, you need a skilled Personal Injury Attorney in your corner.

 

Contact a Skilled Southern California Semi Truck Accident Investigation Attorney: The San Bernardino accident attorneys at SANFORD A. KASSEL, A Professional Law Corporation work directly with a top-notch team of investigators. They are experts with semi truck accident investigations. Together with our skilled Truck Accident Attorneys, we will work hard to protect your legal rights. We will gather all the necessary evidence, so that we can know the true value of your claim, and get you the maximum recovery for your injuries.

 

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