If you have suffered from any of the following, you may need a California Employment and Labor Lawyer in Orange County:
- Wrongful Termination
More importantly, you may have a claim against your employer for violating California law. California law has many protections for employees that require that wage, hour, and overtime laws be complied with. Employers are prohibited from policies or actions that constitute any of the following:
Discrimination based upon any protected class. Federal protected classes (which are also illegal under the State of California’s Unruh act), include:
- Religion or creed.
- National origin or ancestry.
- Physical or mental disability.
- Veteran status.
- Genetic information.
Harassment can be sexual harassment, which includes quid pro quo harassment or a hostile work environment, or discrimination for any of the protected classes above.
Retaliation based upon violating the whistle-blowing statutes, which include demanding that employers currently violating the law comply with the labor laws. Firing or demoting employers based upon this can be illegal.
Terminating an employee without cause or in violation of a contract might be illegal in certain circumstances, including as a pretext for other violations.
Unpaid Minimum Wages, Unpaid Overtime, Meal and Rest Periods,. Commissions
All of the above categories of wage, hour, and labor violation claims might be illegal. Travel Time that is unpaid, Harassment related to claims for overtime (or forbidding overtime pay), Employee Bonuses and disputes between employers and employees over Leaves of Absence might all be cause for a claim under Employment laws in California.
While California is an “at will” employment state, which means that employees can be fired for any reason that is not illegal, or for no reason at all, a contract changes that. It’s presumed that all dealings under contract, which in employment means a specific term of time and control under the agreement.
If you need a California Employment and Labor Lawyer in Orange County, please contact our firm. We can advise and help you.