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The Law Offices of Kesluk, Silverstein & Jacob assist clients in various labor and employment matters. Each employment law attorney at our Los Angeles firm is available to assist those workers subjected to adverse and unlawful treatment by a specific superior or by company administration as related to California employment laws.
Many labor and employment issues arise from discrimination and harassment at work, which both can also create hostile work environments for employees. An employment law attorney can assist with other common issues, such as wage and overtime disputes, wrongful termination, whistleblowing cases, maternity leave, violations of the Family Medical and Leave Act and employer violations. This is in addition and related to our work in assisting with other matters tied to running your business smoothly, such as business disputes, filing employment law class actions, personal injury and receiving fair workers’ compensation benefits.
Types of Cases Our Los Angeles Employment Law Firm Handles
If you believe you have been discriminated against by an employer, labor union or employment agency when applying for a job or while on the job because of your race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age or disability, or if you believe that you have been discriminated against because of opposing a prohibited practice or participating in an equal employment opportunity matter, you may be entitled to file a charge of discrimination with the EEOC.
A Los Angeles discrimination attorney can explain California discrimination laws as well as help you file a discrimination claim. We offer a free attorney case review to discuss discrimination questions. To prepare for that meeting, we provide a discrimination questionnaire to help you get us the right information. Types of discrimination that workers may experience on the job include:
If you believe you have experienced disability discrimination at work in Los Angeles, you have rights under disability discrimination laws. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to applicants or employees with physical or mental limitations who are otherwise qualified to perform their job duties. However, these reasonable disability accommodations must not impose an undue hardship to the employer.
Regardless of employee ancestry or the nationality of a job applicant, every California worker is entitled to the same employment opportunities.
The Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) protects pregnant employees from discrimination at work.
You have rights under federal law for racial discrimination based upon Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. People who work for smaller employers are usually protected by similar state anti-discrimination laws.
Gender harassment is also a form of sex discrimination but does not need to be sexual in nature.
If you believe you have been subjected to sexual orientation discrimination in a California workplace, there are both state and federal laws that prohibit these actions. Eleven states, including California, currently have laws prohibiting sexual orientation discrimination in both private and public jobs.
There are various kinds of harassment that can take place at work. Read these harassment in the workplace resources for more information about your employee rights. Our Los Angeles harassment lawyers have also put together a guide that explains what to do after sexual harassment.
California employees have both federal and state rights to go on leave from work to take care of themselves or family members under certain conditions with the FMLA or the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). Maternity and paternity leave is also protected under the FMLA.
California employment laws on leave for pregnancy, childbirth, disability due to pregnancy, adoptions and general family leave are generous. However, not all employees or their employers are aware of their maternity leave and paternity leave rights. Our maternity leave lawyers explain pregnancy disability leave laws and California maternity disability on our pregnancy leave resource page.
Federal and state laws require that your employer pay you minimum wages. Additionally, in most instances, employers must pay overtime wages for hourly workers who put in more than eight hours in a workday and 40 hours in a workweek. The California minimum wage law requires your employer to pay you at least the state-mandated rate. Our unpaid wages attorney can help explain other California wage disputes.
Our litigation attorneys can help resolve a number of business disputes, whether with customers, suppliers, contractors, employees, business partners, co-directors and shareholders. We use our experience to achieve the most speedy and economical solution possible. In fact, most of your problems should not have to go to a court. Our business law attorneys can also prepare contracts of employment and compromise agreements with your employees to avoid future disputes on terms and conditions.
Filing a class action is not a choice to take lightly. However, our employment class action attorneys know that sometimes it can be the best choice for groups of employees with similar claims against their employers. For employers needing to defend against these cases, our class action lawyers can help address the current issues while taking additional legal actions to mitigate future suits. We know both sides of the class action process. Thus, we can bring our resources, knowledge and experience to every class action lawsuit we represent.
California personal injury law may cover a serious injury that is the result of the careless actions of another person or company. For example, if you slip and fall in a store, personal injury law upholds your right to injury compensation for the injuries you suffered because of falling. Personal injury lawsuits may also allow you to seek a financial recovery for the pain and suffering you experienced due to falling.
Our law firm can help explain personal injury law and your right to injury compensation. We also have experience with:
Workers’ compensation protects workers hurt on the job, no matter who is at fault. Some employees who are seriously injured at work from a person or company that is not your employer may have the ability to file a third party lawsuit.
Did you refuse to take part in illegal or unlawful practices your employer is violating? Did you report your employer (or blow the whistle) for these actions and are now experiencing workplace retaliation? You have rights under federal whistleblower protection laws as well as under whistleblowing laws in California. Our Los Angeles whistleblower attorney can help explain protections under the California Whistleblower Protection Act.
Our lawyers can explain wrongful termination causes and specific examples of wrongful termination cases in Southern California.
If you have a problem in the workplace, call a Los Angeles employment law attorney at our firm today to set up a free consultation.