When it comes to workplace rights, California leads the way in progressive and extensive employee protections. Unfortunately, workplace injustices still frequently occur. Moreover, understanding California’s ever-changing employment law landscape and the protections it provides can be tricky.
Are you currently facing workplace injustices such as discrimination, sexual harassment, wage and hour disputes, or wrongful termination? Or are you a whistleblower who needs protection?
Luckily, working with an experienced Glendale employment attorney at Workplace Rights Law Group can help simplify the law and protect your rights. Take action today by contacting us for a free case review. With 75 years of experience to cull from, our team will fight to ensure justice.
Whether you’re an employee experiencing unfair workplace practices or merely have questions about employment issues, we’re committed to your cause and to offering you unparalleled representation.
Let Workplace Rights Law Group stand by your side as an unwavering force in pursuing and correcting unfair workplace practices.
How Can a Glendale Employment Lawyer at Workplace Rights Law Group Help?
Working with a lawyer generally results in a faster and more favorable outcome. At Workplace Rights Law Group, our attorneys will meet with you, evaluate your case, honestly assess its chances of success, and provide expert advice and guidance tailored to your specific situation.
We also have a unique advantage in deeply understanding employer strategies, allowing us to foresee specific tactics and build stronger client cases.
Whether negotiating a severance package, fighting wrongful dismissal, resolving a wage dispute, or addressing workplace discrimination, our employment attorneys can negotiate on your behalf for a just resolution. If we can’t settle your dispute out of the courtroom, we will fight for your rights in court.
With Workplace Right Law Group in your corner, you can sleep well knowing you have an aggressive, knowledgeable attorney and a compassionate advocate who can provide peace of mind during a stressful and uncertain time.
What Types of Employment Law Claims Does a Glendale Employment Attorney at Workplace Rights Law Group Handle?
Workplace Rights Law Group’s skilled advocates have extensive experience handling a wide range of employment law cases. Here are just a few examples of the claims we’re equipped to handle.
Wrongful termination occurs when an employer terminates employment without just cause. Examples of wrongful termination include when an employer fires someone in retaliation for whistleblowing or when termination violates a binding employment contract.
Employment discrimination can take various forms, including being unfairly passed over for a promotion due to factors like race, gender, age, disability, religion, or other legally protected attributes. This type of workplace injustice can hinder an employee’s career progress and mental health.
Wage and Hour Disputes
Wage and hour disputes include numerous issues, from employee misclassification and unpaid wages or overtime to concerns about an employer’s compliance with California’s mandated minimum wage and overtime regulations. Additionally, wage and hour disputes include meal and rest break violations.
Sexual harassment includes a range of unwelcome behaviors, including unwanted sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or verbal and physical conduct of a sexual nature that disrupts the work environment. Ongoing sexual harassment can lead to what’s known as a “hostile work environment.”
What Laws Protect Glendale Employees?
A combination of California codes and laws and federal acts and regulations safeguard Glendale employees’ rights.
At Workplace Rights Law Group, we’re committed to remaining at the forefront of these laws so we can always fight for and protect your interests. Several central protections employees can turn to include:
- California Labor Code—these regulations cover wages, hours, overtime, mealtime breaks, sick leave, and other compensation aspects;
- California Family Rights Act (CFRA)—the CFRA allows eligible employees to take unpaid, job-protected leave for family and medical issues for up to 12 weeks in 12 months while continuing to receive group health insurance benefits;
- Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA)—California’s FEHA protects employees from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation in the workplace based on protected characteristics such as race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, and disability; and
- California Occupational Safety and Health Act (Cal/OSHA)—Cal/OSHA regulations ensure workplace safety and health and require employers to uphold a hazard-free workplace.
Other state and federal laws protect equal opportunities, whistleblowers, bargaining rights, sick leave, and retraining opportunities for all employees. These include the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
What Is Employment Law?
Employment law deals with employer-employee relationships, protecting workers from unfair treatment, and enforcing employer obligations. It provides solutions and safeguards if an employer violates an employee’s rights.
How Do I Know If I Have a Work-Related Claim?
You may have an employment law claim if your employer violates your rights or engages in unlawful behavior. If you think your employer treated you unjustly, a skilled Workplace Rights Law Group attorney can advise you and help you decide whether to file a complaint or lawsuit.
How Does a Hostile Work Environment Occur?
A hostile work environment occurs when an employer harasses, discriminates, or subjects an employee to offensive conduct based on their protected characteristics for an ongoing amount of time. A hostile work environment can involve physical threats, violence, verbal or nonverbal behaviors, or all of the above.
Is Employer Retaliation Legal?
No. It is illegal to retaliate against an employee—for example, firing or demoting them—because they engaged in legally protected activities or exercised their rights.
Can Employers Pay Less Than Minimum Wage?
No. While the minimum wage varies depending on the city or state and, in some cases, a person’s age and job, employers must pay employees the minimum wage set by federal, state, or local regulations.
Can I Collect Damages If I Win My Employment Case?
In many cases, you may collect compensation for lost wages, emotional distress, attorney’s fees, and other damages.
Can I File an Employment Law Case Without a Lawyer?
Yes. However, filing an employment law case on your own can be complicated and overwhelming. It can also delay a settlement and result in poorer outcomes. It’s best to consult an employment attorney before deciding to go at it alone.
Workplace Rights Law Group Your Glendale Employment Law Advocates
If you need a formidable but compassionate employment lawyer, Glendale firm Workplace Rights Law Group is here to assist.
Our team of five dedicated attorneys has almost 75 years of combined experience in employment law, allowing us to offer clients winning strategies based on a longtime understanding of employer tactics.
We specialize in all areas of employment law but only take on a limited caseload, so we have the time to provide uniquely tailored strategies and customized client attention.
When you work with us, you can bank on an attorney who takes the time to understand your case’s unique aspects and goals—one who will never treat you like just another case file but a valued client.
Reach out to us today. We offer free case reviews so you can investigate your options without cost or obligation.
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