Entertainment Jobs

If you have had or are currently seeking entertainment jobs, you likely have the protections of Federal and California laws concerning employees.  These laws include protection against:

Age Discrimination (If you are age 40 or older, you are protected by the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). The law forbids discrimination in any aspect of employment including hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, layoff, training, fringe benefits, and any other term or condition of employment. It is also unlawful to harass someone because of his or her age. Harassment can include offensive remarks about a person’s age).;

Race/Color Discrimination (Race discrimination involves treating someone (an applicant or employee) unfavorably because he/she is of certain race or because of personal characteristics associated with race (such as hair texture, skin color, or certain facial features. Color discrimination involves treating someone unfavorably because of skin color complexion. Race/Color discrimination also can involve treating someone unfavorably because the person is married to (or associated with) a person of a certain race or color or because of a person’s connection with a race-based organization or group, or an organization or group that is generally associated with people of a certain color);

Sex Discrimination (Sex discrimination involves treating someone (an applicant or employee) unfavorably because of that person’s sex. Sex discrimination also can involve treating someone less favorably because of his or her connection with an organization or group that is generally associated with people of a certain sex. The law forbids discrimination when it comes to any aspect of employment, including hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, layoff, training, fringe benefits, and any other term or condition of employment)

Equal Pay/Compensation Discrimination (The Equal Pay Act requires that men and women in the same workplace be given equal pay for equal work. Job content (not job titles) determines whether jobs are substantially equal. All forms of pay are covered by this law, including salary, overtime pay, bonuses, stock options, profit sharing and bonus plans, life insurance, vacation and holiday pay, cleaning or gasoline allowances, hotel accomodations, reimbursement for travel expenses, and benefits);

National Origin Discrimination (The law forbids national origin  discrimination when it comes to any aspect of employment, including hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, layoff, training, fringe benefits, and any other term or condition of employment);  and

Sexual Orientation Discrimination (The law forbids sexual orientation discrimination when it comes to any aspect of employment, including hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, layoff, training, fringe benefits, and any other term or condition of employment).

It is also unlawful to discriminate against an employee or applicant for a job due to pregnancy or religion.

If you feel that you have the victim of any type of discrimination at entertainment jobs, it is crucial that you immediately consult with an entertainment attorney to discuss your legal rights at entertainment jobs.

In addition to your Federal and California protection against discrimination, Federal and California Law provides you with protection against:

Sexual Harassment (Harassment can include “sexual harassment” or unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature. Harassment does not have to be of a sexual nature, however, and can include offensive remarks about a person’s sex); and

Retaliation (It illegal to fire, demote, harass, or otherwise “retaliate” against people (applicants or employees) because they filed a charge of discrimination, because they complained to their employer about discrimination on the job, or because they participated in an employment discrimination proceeding (such as an investigation or lawsuit).

If you feel that you’ve been the victim of sexual harassment or retaliation at entertainment jobs,  you should immediately consult with an experienced entertainment employment attorney.

Everyone knows how difficult it is to get entertainment jobs and once you get entertainment jobs, you don’t want to “rock the boat” and risk losing your job due to what you may consider a violation of employment law.  But you shouldn’t give up your rights and let your employer discriminate against you or otherwise treat you illegally.

For further information and a free consultation regarding your legal rights at entertainment jobs contact Richard Freiman at (310) 917-1024 or via the form on the right.