Labor laws intimidating
Under federal law, employees may not be terminated on the basis of their race, gender, ethnicity, religion, disability or age.
Employers who do so may be subject to civil liability for wrongful termination.
Employment Law Attorneys If you or a loved one is involved in an employment law dispute, it's in your best interests to consult with an attorney.
Since employment is such a broad area of the law, employment lawyers typically specialize in one or a few aspects of practice.
One of the most common circumstances occurs when an employee is fired for an illegal reason.
"Behavior may include, but is not limited to, epithets, derogatory comments or slurs and lewd propositions, assault, impeding or blocking movement, offensive touching or any physical interference with normal work or movement, and visual insults, such as derogatory posters or cartoons."(1) A person commits the offense of intimidation when, with the purpose to cause another to perform or to omit the performance of any act, the person communicates to another, under circumstances that reasonably tend to produce a fear that it will be carried out, a threat to perform without lawful authority any of the following acts: (1) A person is guilty of ethnic intimidation if that person maliciously, and with specific intent to intimidate or harass another person because of that person's race, color, religion, gender, or national origin, does any of the following: (3) Regardless of the existence or outcome of any criminal prosecution, a person who suffers injury to his or her person or damage to his or her property as a result of ethnic intimidation may bring a civil cause of action against the person who commits the offense to secure an injunction, actual damages, including damages for emotional distress, or other appropriate relief.
A plaintiff who prevails in a civil action brought pursuant to this section may recover both of the following: A felony criminal threat is a strike under California's three strikes law. For example, in Oregon a violation of the state criminal statute for intimidation results in a civil violation.
"Threat of harm generally involves a perception of injury...physical or mental damage..or instance of injury, or a material and detriment or loss to a person." Threatening behaviors may be conceptualized as a maladaptive outgrowth of normal competitive urge for interrelational dominance generally seen in animals.
Alternatively, intimidation may result from the type of society in which individuals are socialized, as human beings are generally reluctant to engage in confrontation or threaten violence.