California Employment Law Attorneys
Absolutely no one deserves to feel unsafe or mistreated at their place of work. It is a fact that some people experience harassment, discrimination, retaliation and more in their workplace. This is unacceptable and a violation of labor laws. If you or someone you know is dealing with a problem at work, please call our California employment law attorneys today to talk about getting started.
Myers Law Firm is dedicated to supporting their clients through various employment law matters. We want you to be able to efficiently work through your employment law issue, and we aim to make it easy on you. What follows are some of the most common types of employment law cases we handle.
Not every person who is let go will be eligible for a wrongful termination lawsuit, but sometimes employers let go of workers for illegal reasons such as:
- whistle blowing
If you have been let go for one of these reasons, it is best to reach out to one of our California employment law attorneys to see how they can help you recover your rightful unpaid wages, as well as some other possible compensation.
If you feel you are being treated differently because of your ethnicity, race, gender, age, religion or disability, you may have an employment lawsuit. This is illegal discrimination and you can and should hold your employer responsible for your discrimination.
Examples of workplace discrimination include:
- Not getting hired based on your perceived race
- Not getting promoted based on being a female, even though you’re more qualified than they male who was promoted
- Being excluded from opportunities based on your religion
- Excluding disabled applicants from being hired
- Letting someone go based on them being too old, even though their work performance isn’t affected by that
Our California employment law attorneys have handled many discrimination cases in the past.
Harassment makes people feel unsafe at work. The act of harassing can include anything from unwanted sexual advances to being threatened or assaulted and more. Even being told offensive jokes, being ridiculed and having people use slurs against you is harassment and is illegal in the workplace. This creates a hostile work environment for people.
Here are some common examples of workplace harassment that our California employment law attorneys have handled:
- A coworker commenting on a woman’s body at work
- Sexual jokes being told to a female coworker
- Calling someone a racial slur
- Ridiculing a coworker for their sexual orientation
- Making snide comments about someone else’s religion
- Making fun of someone’s ethnic background
- Joking about a coworker who is over the age of 40 being old
Wage and Overtime
Anyone who works more than their 40 hours in one workweek period is entitled to overtime pay. Workers also deserve to get the wages they are promised.
There have been numerous cases in which our California employment law attorneys have represented workers who are being shorted money they earned by bosses who are trying to cut corners and save money.
This is illegal and is referred to as wage theft. Here are some examples of wage theft:
- an employer paying a worker less than federal minimum wage
- offering more paid time off to a worker in replacement of overtime when they work more than 40 hours in a workweek
- making tipped workers pool their tips with workers who do not receive tips (like managers)
- labeling a worker as exempt from paid overtime when they aren’t actually doing a job that would exempt them from receiving overtime (like managers)
Wage theft most commonly happens with job positions such as waiters, sales agents, IT tech workers, mortgage brokers, call center employees, food delivery workers, FedEx drivers and more. If you think you are a victim of wage theft, it is important that you reach out to an attorney right away.
Your employer is not legally allowed to punish you or retaliate against you if you are involved in a lawsuit against them. This is unacceptable behavior and can be punished. While you have the law on your side, this doesn’t necessarily stop your employer from retaliating. Our California employment law attorneys won’t stand for this mistreatment. Some common ways employers retaliate include:
- lowering your salary or wages
- having you demoted
- assigning you to a lower ranking position
- giving you new hours that would disrupt your life outside of work
Call Our California Employment Law Attorneys Today
If you or someone you know has been mistreated by an employer, please get in contact with us right away. You deserve to have someone on your side protecting your rights. Call our California employment law attorneys today to discuss your legal options.