No matter the reason, losing your job is traumatic. You may have been wrongfully terminated if you lost your job for any reason that is illegal.
Workplace harassment is a serious legal issue for employees. In California, any harassment based on a person’s sex, sexual orientation, skin color, race, religious beliefs, and other protected classes is illegal.
Unfair treatment or discrimination in the workplace based on sex, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, marital status, and other protected classes is illegal in California and under federal law.
Whistleblower & Other Retaliation
It is a brave act to blow the whistle on your employer’s misconduct, such as waste of funds, fraud, abuse, illegal conduct, and dangers to public health and safety. As a result, you may experience whistleblower retaliation including possible termination. Your rights are protected under California and federal law.
Medical Leave & Reasonable Accommodation
Disability and FMLA discrimination is against the law in California. Eligible employees have the right to unpaid leave without losing their job under the FMLA. Employers must also provide reasonable accommodations in the workplace for employees with physical or mental disabilities.
Breach of Contract
An employer may breach a contract by, for example, failing to pay wages or denying benefits. If your employer broke any terms of an employment agreement, you may be able to recover damages, including lost pay, or other damages.
Negotiation of Severance Agreements
It can be a stressful and emotional situation when your employment is terminated. Securing severance pay is primarily based on negotiation as it is not required by law in California. We can help negotiate compensation and other considerations before you sign your agreement.
Wage & Hour Disputes and Claims
Wage and Hour Disputes are the most common form of employment litigation in the United States. Non-exempt employees are protected under California and federal law to earn the state or local minimum wage, overtime, and paid breaks. You may be eligible for compensation if you were not provided with what you are legally entitled to under the law.