California Employment Law Protects Your Rights
Employment laws established by both the state of California and the federal government define how employers must treat their employees. From providing a safe and reasonable working environment to ensuring employees are given proper breaks and wages, employment law permeates virtually every aspect of an employment relationship. If you have reason to believe your employer has committed a violation or if you wish to pursue a claim, it is imperative you fully understand your rights and how to exercise them with the help of a Southern California employment law attorney.
Attorneys Who Know California Employment Law
At Diefer Law Group, P.C., we have spent decades focusing exclusively on employment law. As former employment defense attorneys, we bring a unique understanding of the other side into every case. From out-of-court negotiations to complex litigation, the cases we have handled span the spectrum of California employment law issues.
Disability – Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as well as other various laws, employers are legally obligated to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified employees with disabilities. Our firm helps clients understand their rights under the law and how employers can be held liable for their violations.
Discrimination – There are numerous laws enacted to protect employees from unlawful discrimination. With our extensive knowledge, we vigorously represent employees who have suffered adverse employment actions as the result of discrimination based on age, race, gender, sexual orientation and other characteristics.
Ethics investigations – Ethics investigations can arise when employees file whistleblower claims or otherwise raise concerns about discrimination, harassment or unlawful activity in the workplace. Our legal team guides clients through the process, ensuring that their rights and confidentiality are protected.
Employee benefits – Most employee benefits are not mandatory under the law. Employers who do offer such benefits, however, are required to abide by certain laws. Our firm protects the rights of employees who seek to raise benefit disputes, including matters concerning leave and disability or workers’ compensation insurance.
Family and Medical Leave Act – The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal law that requires employers to provide eligible employees with job-protected unpaid leave and benefits for qualified reasons, including pregnancy, personal and family illness as well as military leave, among others.
Hostile work environment – A hostile work environment refers to employee harassment that interferes with work performance or creates an intimidating or offensive work environment. Our employment lawyers in Southern California fight to ensure that responsible parties or employers are held liable so you can obtain the justice you deserve.
Meal/rest periods – California law establishes strict guidelines regarding the obligations of employers to provide adequate meal and rest periods. When employers fail to meet these standards, they may be subject to penalties and employees may be eligible to receive compensation.
Overtime/unpaid wages – When employers fail to pay employees proper wages or fail to pay the required overtime rate, they can be held fully liable for violating state and federal employment laws. Our Southern California employment attorneys have experience handling wage disputes and can help secure the compensation to which you are entitled.
Employer retaliation – Employers are prohibited by law from retaliating against employees for engaging in legally protected rights. If you have experienced an adverse employment action after filing a whistleblower claim, taking family or medical leave, or participating in any other protected action, allow our firm to help you assert your rights. If you were fired for doing something that is protected, we can ensure your case is assessed and pursued when warranted.
Sexual harassment – Sexual harassment is a serious, hot-button issue in the workplace and can take many forms, all of which boil down to unwanted sexualized conduct. Whether it is verbal or physical, sexual harassment should never be tolerated. Work with a firm that strives to protect your rights and confidentiality during this difficult process.
Severance agreements – No employee should ever blindly sign a severance agreement without first having an experienced Southern California employment law attorney review the document. Our lawyers use a proven, thorough agreement review system to ensure that your severance agreement is in your best interests. We can help at any stage of the process.
Whistleblower claims – Employees have the right to speak out against their employers for claims of discrimination, misconduct or unlawful acts. Our team of Southern California employment attorneys helps you understand the various whistleblower laws and works zealously to protect your rights and confidentiality if you blow the whistle at work.
Wrongful termination – Various state and federal laws protect employees from being terminated for unlawful reasons. Common examples of wrongful termination may include termination based on discrimination, protected activities and employer retaliation. Allow our employment lawyers in Southern California to guide you.
Discuss Your Case In A Free Case Evaluation
No matter how challenging the issue or how powerful the opposition may be, at Diefer Law Group, P.C., we fight for you. We treat you as we would want to be treated ourselves. We draw from our careers as former employment defense attorneys to provide you with insight to strengthen your case. We assign two fully qualified Southern California employment attorneys to every case. This way, you can be confident to receive attentive, bold and compassionate legal guides.
Find out about your rights and how our firm can be of assistance in a free case evaluation. Consultations are absolutely free and can be conducted over the phone or in person. We often choose to use contingency fees, meaning that if there is no positive recovery in your case, you owe us nothing. Trust in a firm that truly cares about your rights. Call 888-703-4573 and speak to a member of our staff today.