About Doug Kane
Douglas Kane is an attorney in Santa Cruz, California, representing plaintiffs in employment discrimination, harassment and wrongful termination cases. His understanding of the complex rules of employment litigation, strong analytical and writing skills, and deep commitment to defending the rights of individuals make him a valuable ally to people whose rights have been violated by employers.
Doug's passionate and knowledgeable approach has helped him successfully litigate wrongful termination, employment discrimination and sexual harassment cases against some of the largest employers in Santa Cruz, Monterey and Santa Clara counties.
Were you wrongfully terminated? California employees who were wrongfully terminated can collect lost wages, benefits, and more.
Employees who are fired in violation of an employment contract, for discriminatory reasons, or for exercising certain legal rights may have a wrongful termination claim. In California (as in other states), most employees work at will, which means they can be fired at any time, with or without notice. However, employers may not terminate employees for an illegal reason.
Discrimination & Harassment
What kinds of discrimination are against state law in California? The California Fair Employment and Housing Act makes it illegal for an employer to discriminate because of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, or military and veteran status of any person..
It also makes it illegal for an employer or any person to create a hostile work environment because of sexual harassment or harassment because of any the protected classes mentioned above.
Wage & Hour Laws
California law requires that employers pay overtime. California law provides protections for workers’ wages and hours. Many employers, however, violate those protections. While in some cases the violations may be unintentional, you may be entitled to to fair payment and treatment relating to minimum wage, overtime, meals & rest breaks as well as paid sick leave.