When your employer is causing serious harm to you and your fellow employees, it can be tough to know where to turn. Civil litigation attorneys in California have the exact skillset you need to handle bad business practices, unpaid wages, and other issues.
Our team has spent years dealing with companies and helping their employees get fair pay, safe working conditions, and more.
California Civil Litigation and Employment Attorneys – Fighting for Employees’ Rights
Employment attorneys defend employees from abusive employers who break the law. Many individuals have had an experience or two with an employer who constantly withholds wages, discriminates against employees, or fires people unexpectedly.
California employment attorneys use the law to build cases against these people, protecting labor rights and winning employees fair settlements.
Labor Issues Employment Attorneys Can Help You With
Employment attorneys are well-equipped to help you navigate many complex labor issues. Experienced attorneys have worked with people who have been wrongly fired, had their wages withheld, and much more.
Here are some other areas that fall right under the umbrella of employment law:
Wrongful termination can occur if your company fires you for an unlawful reason. Although California is an at-will employment state, which means your employer can fire you for many different reasons—there are a few laws in place.
Termination in retaliation to whistleblowing, lawsuit, or similar act is illegal—in addition to political acts or speech outside the work setting.
If you believe that your employer has wrongfully terminated you, attorneys can offer customized legal advice.
Workplace harassment describes any teasing, bullying, or harassment that affects the work environment and harms the victim.
Harassment can be verbal, physical, or even sexual. Anyone who is targeted at work by an employee or management is experiencing harassment and can seek legal representation.
Wages and Hours Worked
Employers must meet state requirements when it comes to wages and employee payments. Some of them refuse to meet the local minimum wage, withhold pay, or skip overtime payments.
A lawyer can stand up to companies that refuse to pay wages owed in a timely manner. If you and your coworkers deal with this behavior regularly, it may be worth it to consult with a legal expert.
In California, there are certain protected classes that cannot be discriminated against. For example, it is illegal to discriminate against a woman for being pregnant by denying her a promotion.
Treating someone poorly in the workplace because of their race, age, or other demographic information is illegal. Other protected classes include:
Most companies offer employees contracts to set the terms of their work relationship and establish requirements. This also sets up responsibilities for the employer.
For example, the contract may list your benefits, grounds for termination, working conditions, and even employee standards. If your boss violates those terms, you may have a case on your hands.
Ensure You Get Fair Treatment at Work with LibertyBell Law Group
Since we spend so much time at work, it’s essential to fight for fair treatment. If your employer tries to fire people unfairly, avoid paying wages, or discriminate against minority groups, California employment attorneys can help.
We have handled many labor disputes of all kinds. Our team is passionate about fighting for clients and getting them the highest settlement possible. Past clients always mention our hard work and research.
To schedule a free consultation with an attorney from our team, you may fill out our online form or contact us at 866-320-4854 at LibertyBell Law Group today!