Employment Law

EMPLOYMENT LAW ADVOCACY

We will fight for you to make sure that you’re justly compensated if you have been treated unlawfully in the work environment. When you deal with employment law you will run into qualified attorneys who are able to determine your specific situation and inform you of your rights, governed by California and Federal employment law that may have been violated. If your employer has done any of the following, give us a call to discuss the matter further: wage and hour violations (including overtime), sexual harassment, retaliation, employment discrimination, whistle blower or wrongful termination. If you feel that there has been something not right at work either in an overt or subtle way, have a qualified attorney analyze the facts of the matter and discover together with you if you’ve been treated unfairly in a way protected by law.

WAGE AND HOUR VIOLATIONS

California law protects employees from violations related to overtime, minimum wage and meal breaks. Working for less than the minimum wage is a serious labor violation. Under the current law if there are wages due from overtime that have gone unpaid, then the employer must pay the unpaid wages of an equal amount, plus an additional amount in damages. Also, meal breaks violations state that each work day of an excess of 5 hours are required by law to receive a thirty minute meal break. If employer is in violation with unpaid wages, then the employer must pay the unpaid wages of an equal amount plus an additional amount in damages. Lastly, Overtime violations occur where the employee should receive overtime pay, but the employer leaves that overtime pay as regular pay or unpaid. This shows an overtime violation, then the employer must pay the unpaid wages of an equal amount, plus an additional amount in damages for violation of unpaid overtime pay.

EMPLOYMENT LAW VIOLATIONS

Retaliation directed at you in the workplace for any reason can lead to wrongful termination, hostile work environment or other violation committed by the employer. Such retaliations include the following; cutting hours, demotions or other restrictions related to your position. Retaliation can become an issue after filing a sexual harassment suit or whistle blowing on illegal business practices. Due to the nature of workplace discrimination in these various forms of victimization, it is vital that documentation be maintained of all of the incidents of physical or psychological invasions so that it can be determined if they are lawful or unlawful.

UNREASONABLE WORK INTERFERENCE BY HOSTILE WORK ENVIRONMENT

There are a few ways unreasonable work interference can arise. The two major ways are 1) sexual harassment and 2) discrimination. Whistle blowing can bring about a work environment that makes you want to quit due to the workplace discrimination. After filling a case for one of the above mentioned causes, you may experience unfair treatment in the form of retaliation by the employer, which will increase the remedies available. This developing situation should be brought to light by communicating to the counsel supporting you in this difficult time.

WHAT OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE TO YOU RIGHT NOW?

Knowing what options are available to you will remove all uncertainty surrounding the circumstances. Knowing how you must be treated by law will protect your mind and your workplace from any unfair treatment.