Lawyers for Civil Litigation in Contra Costa County, CA
In civil litigation, every shred of information and every action taken counts. The Vanegas Law Group provides highly-trained litigation representation for clients seeking aggressive advocacy and negotiation skills to resolve serious civil matters involving employment law. From seeking damages for discrimination by a business to advocating for your rights after you’ve been injured on the job, trust in the Contra Costa civil litigation attorneys of the Vanegas Law Group. We are here not just to represent you, but to ensure your circumstances improve.
Civil Rights: Discrimination by a Business or Venue
California’s Unruh Civil Rights Act prohibits businesses, including landlords, from discriminating against people based on their physical or mental disability, race, sex, gender, familial status, religion, age, and other protected characteristics. Refusing to provide services or providing different services and privileges based on a protected class can lead to serious penalties against a private business. This also applies to companies which boycott, blacklist, or otherwise refuse to trade with another company based on protected characteristics of the owner, customers, employees, or other individuals involved in its operations.
The Fair Employment and Housing Act imposes liability on employers who engage in discrimination and harassment and upon landlords, property management companies, real estate agents, and developers in Contra Costa County, CA, for refusing to rent or sell housing based on the following protected characteristics:
- Sexual orientation
- Familial status
In California, the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) has a special housing discrimination unit dedicated to investigating complaints of discrimination and harassment by tenants and buyers. The Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Civil Rights is a federal agency that handles complaints of discrimination in public housing and Section 8 programs.
If you or someone you know believes discrimination prevented you from getting approved for housing or doing business, contact the civil litigation attorneys of Venagas Law Group. We can explain what your rights are and what the next best steps are for your situation.
It’s hard to imagine that you could get hurt sitting at your office desk while processing product orders, but personal injuries at work can occur in the most simple of circumstances. From workplace violence to being in a car accident on a company trip, your whole world can be turned upside down in the blink of an eye when you get hurt.
At the Vanegas Law Group, we have seen firsthand the emotional, physical, and financial damage that personal injuries can cause. While many employees want to believe their employer would ensure their damages are taken care of, this is rarely the case and requires experienced civil litigation attorneys to negotiate and possibly bring suit to get you the justice you deserve. Our firm is your ideal choice because we are also experienced in employment law and understand how these areas of law impact your case.
Civil Restraining Orders
California law provides civil harassment restraining orders (CHRO) to protect one person from another in situations that don’t qualify for a domestic violence restraining order (DVRO). In the context of employment law, this may be necessary if you have a coworker that is harassing you or your employer won’t stop contacting you about a retaliation lawsuit you have filed.
If you or someone you know is being unlawfully harassed at work by someone, the civil litigation attorneys of the Vanegas Law Group can step in and seek relief from this behavior with a CHRO. We have extensive experience litigating cases against private individuals, private entities, and governmental entities.
Speak with Our Civil Litigation Attorneys About Your Case
You don’t have to put up with workplace harassment, discriminatory decision-making from businesses or housing agencies, or face arbitration proceedings on your own. All of these civil matters require skillful and experienced legal representation to ensure you have the best chance at successfully achieving a positive resolution.
Our firm has offered reputable legal services to the residents of Contra Costa since 1979. Because we represent both employees and employers, the Vanegas Law Group can provide you with invaluable insight into how companies defend against wage and hour disputes and workplace retaliation claims. Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation to advise you about your legal matter.