Employment

Employment Law

We are experts in employment law, exclusively representing employees only in cases against their employers. Below is a list of some of our key practice areas, but the below list is not exhaustive and there are other areas not listed that we likely handle if they are related to employment law. If you don’t see the category for your type of case, please call in us to discuss your legal matter and find out how we can help you.

Age Discrimination

Protects applicants and employees 40 years of age and older from discrimination.

Breach of Employment

When the employer or employee breaks the employment contract terms.

Contract

To ensure that your rights and future interests are protected.

California Family Rights Act (CFRA)

Employment leave to care for the employee’s own health or for ill family member.

Commission Issues

Issues on sales commission that were legally earned.

Disability Discrimination

When a person with disability is treated less favourably than a person without disability.

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

Protection for unpaid leave for qualified medical and family reason.

Gender Discrimination

Discrimination based on a person’s gender or sex.

Gender Identity & Expression Discrimination

Treating individuals differently in the workplace because of their gender identity.

Religious Discrimination

Discrimination against individuals because of their religions or beliefs.

Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment in the workplace whether it’s verbal or physical.

Sexual Orientation Discrimination

Differential treatment based on someone’s perceived gender.

Unpaid Overtime Wages

Employer fails to pay overtime wages that the employee worked.

Pregnancy Discrimination

Discrimination on based on pregnancy in any aspect of employment.

Race Discrimination

Discrimination in employment or application based on race.

Wrongful Termination

Wrongful termination from employment or for no particular reason at all.

Whistleblower Retaliation

Protection from workplace whistleblower retaliation.

Hostile Work Environment

When one’s behavior within a workplace creates an environment that is uncomfortable or difficult.

Inaccurate Wage Statements

Inaccurate or missing wage statatements.

Meal and Rest Break Violations

The employer fails to give the right to have regular and rest periods.

National Origin Discrimination

Treating employees or applications unfavorably because they are from other country.

Questions You Might Have

Can I afford your service?

Cases on behalf of employees generally are taken on a contingency basis, which means we advance all costs and fees and are only paid, when and if we win or settle the case. Since we are using our resources to help you, we carefully evaluate every potential case before taking it. Due to work load and cash flow, we may limit new cases to those where clients are able to provide an initial reasonable payment towards anticipated costs.* When a case is resolved, the amount is divided in three portions:

Contingency fee – a law firm portion. Percentage we get after successful outcome on a case. Before signing an agreement, we will inform you what we believe to be a reasonable contingency fee.

Expenses reimbursement – we advance all necessary litigation expenses on each case. Those expenses include but are not limited to: court filing fees, deposition costs, transcripts costs etc. Expenses will be recovered after successful outcome of the case.
Your portion – during a case you will be in constant contact with your lawyer, who, after investigation, will discuss with you an amount you can expect to get or settle for. We will negotiate with the opposing party for you with your best interest in mind. You will be the one to make a final decision.

Will you take my case?

Since we are using our resources to help you, we carefully evaluate every potential case. Most of the time we will give you an answer almost immediately. In other instances, we may need additional time for investigation. Because of the small number of cases we accept, we develop strong personal relationships with our clients.

Who will work on my case?

Everyone in the office works on some aspect of each case. We have developed an approach, where all team members meet every week to discuss all cases, plan strategy and exchange information. Your case would be worked on by a lawyer, a paralegal, and other specialists. They will work closely together and you would benefit from it.

How long will this process take?

Nearly all cases settle, which means a resolution between disputing parties is reached before or during the trial. Some cases get resolved within a couple of months, some may take a year or more. With a contingency fee, we don’t get paid until you do. That is why we are motivated to resolve your case quickly. We will constantly keep you posted on the timeline of the case and do our best to resolve it as soon as possible.

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