California Employment Attorneys
California employees deserve a safe, respectful working environment. If your rights as an employee have been violated and your employer hasn’t taken steps to correct it, Wilshire Law Firm's award-winning attorneys are ready to stand up and fight for you. The time you have to file a claim may be limited, so ACT NOW. Call Wilshire Law Firm today at (800) 522-7274 or fill out our online contact form to start your FREE case consultation.
Employment Cases Wilshire Law Firm Handles
Wilshire Law Firm’s highly-skilled lawyers understand the unique challenges that employee rights victims confront—the loss of livelihood, the alienation from friends, the uncertain future. From administrative complaints to civil trials (and everything in-between), Wilshire Law Firm knows how to tilt the legal scales in YOUR favor no matter how big the employer. Our California labor and employment attorneys handle the following employment cases on a contingency fee basis:
- Wrongful Termination—Even at-will employers are required to adhere to all applicable laws and public policy when hiring and firing employees. California employees are protected from being fired based on their race, religion, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic that is legally protected from discrimination at the state or federal level. Employees who engage in whistleblowing are similarly protected and may not be terminated for bringing forward a claim of unlawful or unethical conduct.
- Workplace Retaliation—Retaliation occurs when an employee engages in a legally protected act and suffers an adverse employment action as a result. Employees are protected from termination (including wrongful constructive termination), demotion, or any other adverse action under Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) statutes passed by the federal government, along with the State of California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA).
- Workplace Harassment—California’s FEHA gives workers the right to a workplace free of verbal, physical, sexual, and other abusive behaviors, including quid pro quo and hostile work environment harassment. Workplace conduct is legally considered harassment when it is: offensive; unwelcome; severe; creates an intimidating or hostile work environment.
- Workplace Discrimination—Laws and statutes such as the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protect employees from workplace discrimination on the basis of sex, race, national origin, religion, and many other protected statuses. Common acts of workplace discrimination include denying pay raises, promotions, or benefits to certain protected statuses, as well as paying employees with similar qualifications different salaries based on a protected status.
- Unpaid Wages—California and federal laws exist that require employers to pay employees for their work, but some businesses are nevertheless guilty of withholding that money. Using tactics like rest and meal break violations, employee misclassification, and bonus pay adjustments, employers sometimes attempt to avoid wage and hour obligations, a violation that is often remedied through a class action lawsuit.
- Leave of Absence—When a California worker requires time off to attend to serious family matters or medical concerns, laws such as the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) and the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) require employers to grant time off from work without the employee suffering an adverse employment action as a result. Pregnancy, disability, medical, military, workers compensation, and even leave for jury duty are all forms of work leave that are legally protected.
How Do I Build My Case?
Victims of employee rights violations are often afraid to assert their legal rights, fearing retaliation that will threaten their families, their careers, and their livelihoods. Wilshire Law Firm is here to calm those fears. Our legal expertise and financial resources allow you to pursue your case without worry—we’ll negotiate on your behalf and help you gather the important evidence you need to prove your case, including:
- Internal correspondence between you and your employer
- Statements and testimony from coworkers or witnesses
- Notes detailing illegal behavior by your employer
- Employee handbooks, contracts, and past performance reviews
- Pay stubs and other work records
The statute of limitations for filing an employment claim varies depending on the type of complaint filed and which administrative agency your complaint is directed towards—in some instances, you may have as few as 180 days to draft your claim. The agencies who may be involved in a California employment law case include:
- California Division of Labor Standards and Enforcement (DLSE)
- California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH)
- United States Department of Labor
- United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
Because California has enacted arguably the most extensive employment laws in the United States, workplace victims in the state have a number of avenues through which they can pursue remedies. Our California employment lawyers will advise you of your options and walk you through every step of the process.
How Much is my Case Worth? What Damages are Recoverable?
The specifics of your case will have a large effect, both on how much your case is worth and what damages you can recover. Ultimately, the federal or state law through which you pursue your claim, along with the unique facts of your claim, will determine how much your case is worth.
Only a proven California employment attorney can accurately assess the value of your claim
The consequences are severe for any violation of California labor and employment laws. When a business is found liable for workplace harassment, discrimination, or any other illegal employment action against you, you may be able to recover the following damages:
- Lost Wages
- Lost Benefits
- Diminished Earning Capacity
- Emotional Distress
- Punitive Damages
- Attorney Fees
The specific facts of your case may merit other remedies, but without a call to the California employment attorneys at Wilshire Law Firm, you won’t know the full extent of the damages you are entitled to.
How Can Wilshire Law Firm Help Me?
Although there are many excellent attorneys in locations like Los Angeles, Oakland, and throughout California, not all attorneys are equally qualified to represent employee rights victims. Wilshire Law Firm’s award-winning team of 100+ legal professionals has a proven record of successfully handling the toughest employment law cases from start to finish.
Our highly-skilled employment attorneys use the legal system to the advantage of clients like YOU and have favorably recovered more than $400,000,000 in damages on behalf of employee rights victims. We bring a personalized approach to every employment law case we take on, tailoring our services to the specific challenges of your case while delivering optimal results. And because we provide our services on a contingency-fee basis, there are no upfront costs on for you!
Not every firm has the legal expertise, the resources, or the talent to help employees get the justice they deserve—Wilshire Law Firm does. Call and tell us your story—dial (800) 522-7274 NOW or fill out our online contact form to get started with your FREE case consultation.
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