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Lawyer’s Help In Winning Labor Hearings

Labor hearings are usually conducted in order to resolve conflicts that may arise in the workplace. It is a legal proceeding wherein a specific issue is tried and pieces of evidence are presented to help in determining the issue.

Employees who feel that they are being unjustly treated in their company can seek legal representation from employment lawyers. These professionals will represent employees in labor hearings concerning different cases such as:

Wrongful termination

A wrongful termination happens when an employee was laid off in violation of his or her legal right. It is also referred to as illegal discharge, wrongful discharge, wrongful dismissal, or illegal termination.

Discrimination

Employment discrimination happens when employees or job applicants are unjustly singled out by employers either because of their disability, age, religion, pregnancy, race/color, or national origin.

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination based on the mentioned traits. This act covers labor organizations, employment agencies, and the federal government.

According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), job applicants or employees cannot be discriminated in any area of employment including:

- Promotions, transfers, and layoffs

- Hiring

- Termination

- Disability leave

- Job advertisements and recruitment

- Perks and benefits

- Retirement plans

- Use of facilities

- Testing

- Compensation

- Apprenticeship and training programs

Meal Breaks

Under California labor law, employees are allowed to have meal breaks. They are allowed to have a meal period which is not shorter than 30 minutes if they have a work period that will exceed five hours. Employees whose working hours will not exceed six hours are exempted from this rule.