Confronting Discrimination And Other Illegal Behavior In The Workplace

Federal and state laws provide employees with legal rights in the workplace. These rights address many aspects of the employer-employee relationship, including discrimination, wrongful termination, wages, disability accommodations, privacy and occupational safety. These basic legal rights also apply regardless of any additional contractual obligations you may have with your employer.

Helping You Assert Your Workplace Rights

We have heard many stories from employees who were experiencing illegal behavior from their employers, yet did not speak up for fear of jeopardizing their jobs. Yet ignoring a problem in the workplace seldom makes it go away. Fortunately, we have the experience to advise employees in all stages of a workplace issue, including those who may not have suffered an adverse employment action but nevertheless want to come forward as whistleblowers to report on an employer's unlawful actions.

Providing Advocacy Throughout All Stages Of An Employment Dispute

If you are still employed, we will explore proactive strategies for protecting your rights. One of the biggest obstacles in employment claims is a lack of evidence. To avoid this dilemma, we recommend working with your human resources department to document the conditions you are experiencing. Even if unsuccessful, this strategy will create a written record, not only of your complaints, but also of your company's responsive actions.

If you have already suffered an adverse employment action, we will explain the claim process to you, which may include prerequisite administrative filings with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing.

Holding Employers Accountable With Class Action Lawsuits

We take the time to listen to your story and investigate your workplace, utilizing the full extent of civil discovery techniques. We may discover that the same illegal behavior has harmed other, similarly situated employees. Our experience also includes class action lawsuits. In fact, we have obtained several class action victories involving wage and hour disputes, arising from workers denied overtime pay and/or misclassified as independent contractors, rather than employees.

Contact An Experienced Employment Attorney

With over 25 years of experience, we have fought against nearly every type of employment injustice. We are conveniently located in Woodland Hills and offer a free initial consultation. Call 818-924-2066, or complete our online contact form.