Every employee has certain rights and legal protections while in the workplace. They have the right to be paid on time and in full for their work, the right to rest and meal breaks as required by state law, and the right to a workplace free of harassment and discrimination. Unfortunately, not every American employee is afforded these rights, and many people face undue hardship because of mistreatment from their coworkers, managers, supervisors, and employers.
If you work in Los Angeles, CA and experience any type of legal issue involving your employment or your employer, you need a Los Angeles employment attorney who can guide you through the various legal proceedings you will face. The fact is that many different employment law-related matters have tremendous negative impacts on employees’ lives. Workplace injustices can result in economic losses, emotional distress, and even exposure to dangerous physical elements in the workplace. Park APC can provide the legal counsel you need to hold an employer accountable when they violate California and/or United States employment laws.
Confronting an employer regarding any legal matter, whether it involves harassment, discrimination, or a wage and hour dispute, can be incredibly daunting for an employee. In many instances this is because most employment in California functions on an “at-will” basis, meaning both an employer and an employee have the legal right to terminate their working relationship at any time, for any reason or no reason at all, with or without prior notice. This can lead many employees to assume that if they cause any type of dispute at work, there is nothing preventing their employers from firing them outright.
The reality is that, while it is true employers have the flexibility to fire employees as they see fit, they may not base firing decisions on an employee’s protected personal traits, such as their race, skin color, nationality, religion, age, sex, or medical status. Additionally, employers may not take punitive actions against employees who engage in protected actions, such as testifying in a court case involving the employer or filing for workers’ compensation benefits after an accident at work. Employers must also abide by the wage and hour laws of California and pay their employees accordingly.
An experienced Los Angeles employment attorney can help employees navigate the complex laws and statutes surrounding employment law in California. An employee who attempts to take their legal matters into their own hands and pursue any type of employment law-related claim against an employer faces an extraordinarily complicated process. Working with an experienced legal team is the best way to assess the available solutions to any employment-law related matter in Los Angeles, CA. In most cases, you will need to file a claim against your employer with a state or federal agency, and this process is much more streamlined—and often more fruitful—with an experienced attorney’s assistance.
Park APC has extensive experience providing comprehensive legal counsel to employees across all industries in the Los Angeles, CA area. We know how stressful and isolating it can be to face any type of legal dispute with an employer and that many employees in this situation feel powerless. Our goal is to guide you through each stage of your employment dispute no matter what it entails.
Our firm can provide the legal counsel you need in a wide range of employment law matters, including:
These are just a few examples of the employment law matters Park APC can help you address with your California employer. It is highly likely that your case will involve a claim through the California Wage and Hour Division, the EEOC, or various other state and/or federal agencies. Our goal is to help you understand your rights as well as your options for legal recourse after experiencing any form of mistreatment from your employer.
Depending on the type of employment case before you, it is possible to hold an employer accountable in several ways. A successful claim could entitle you to compensation for back pay for unpaid wages, unpaid benefits, and even statutory damages. If you were wrongfully terminated, you may be able to secure reinstatement if you desire to return to your job. Perhaps most importantly, your successful case may prevent your employer from similarly affecting others in the future.
It is natural to feel uncertain regarding what you should do when you have experienced mistreatment at work. Park APC are the Los Angeles employment lawyers you need to address your situation expediently and effectively, holding your employer accountable for their failure to respect your rights. If you are ready to discuss your legal options with a Los Angeles employment law attorney, contact Park APC today to schedule a consultation with our team.