When evaluating a defendant company in an employment claim, an Orange County business lawyer should consider one of the most important issues: the size of the employer. The size of an employer is important for several reasons, which are discussed in more detail below.
1964 Civil Rights Act
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. However, the legal protections of this Act and the majority of state statues do not apply unless the defendant employer has more than a certain number of employees.
Litigating Against Smaller Companies
Generally speaking, smaller companies tend to be offended by the litigation process because they view it as a personal attack. As such, an experienced Orange County business lawyer should be vigilant in litigating against smaller employers because they are often less willing to settle and more inclined to aggressively pursue litigation. On the other hand, larger, publicly held companies view employment claims as a cost of business and tend to settle such claims rather than going to court.
We Can Help
At Daily Aljian LLP, our Orange County business lawyers will look at every aspect of your case before determining what course of action is in your best interest. We will not pursue litigation unless we have properly evaluated your case and determined that it is the best option given the specific facts of your case.
For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation with an Orange County business lawyer, call Reed Aljian or Justin Dialy at (949) 861-2524.