Los Angeles Employment Attorney
Employment law is subject to many changes. Government and courts agencies issue new opinions and guidelines that can sometimes overturn what you knew as an employer. We also live in a highly litigious society, and it is very likely that an employer will dispute a lawsuit filed against them. Our Los Angeles employment attorneys understand the legal framework that protects employees. Here are 5 ways in which our Los Angeles employment attorney can help you.
One of the issues that expose companies to lawsuits is the hiring and firing process. There are several circumstances when a termination can create legal issues. For instance, an existing contract may limit an employer’s right rights to fire an employee. Employees are also afforded specific protection after filing a complaint with a government agency citing unethical or illegal activity in the workplace.
These and other employment termination issues call for legal expertise. Our Los Angeles employment attorney can advise you of your legal options in any of these circumstances. We have handled numerous employment law cases involving wrongful termination and we can advise you on the best course of action depending on your circumstances.
Employment Law Litigation
If you are considering filing a lawsuit against your current or former employer, it is wise to speak to an employment lawyer immediately. Cases of discrimination and harassment are taken seriously and your employer will have experienced legal representation. Employment lawsuits are complicated and should not be attempted without the assistance of an experienced Los Angeles employment attorney. There are also time limits to filing employment lawsuits. It is wise to have a Los Angeles employment attorney by your side.
Claims and Complaints
It is common for employers to deny any and all allegation of wrongdoing. For instance, an employee can file a retaliation, discrimination or a harassment charge and the employer will deny that it took place, even if they know it occurred, in an attempt to avoid accountability. Complaints can be also filed with the state agency or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. In such situations, a hearing may be held to give each party to present their account of what took place.
Contracts and Agreements
Our lawyers are able to review and assess employment contracts and agreements. We will help you determine what your rights and responsibilities are, under the contract. Employment agreements include employment contracts, releases and severance agreements. Contracts also contain legal terms that are enforceable in a court. We will check for any language that can be subject to misinterpretation. Contracts are a major source of litigation issues.
Wage and Hour Claims
Your employer must pay you for the hours that you work. You are also entitled to specific rest periods and meal breaks. If your employer does not pay you for the hours you work or does not give your breaks, you are entitled to compensation. Our attorneys can evaluate your circumstances and help you collect what you are rightfully due.
Discrimination and Harassment Claims
In this day and age, there are many protections against discrimination and harassment in the workplace. If you know or suspect that you are the victim of workplace discrimination or harassment, you should contact our Los Angeles employment attorneys for a case evaluation.
Contact Our Los Angeles Employment Attorney
When you are a victim in the workplace, you likely do not know how to proceed especially if you are still working for the organization that you may have a claim against. Employment law is a complex area of law that is hard for a person, not experienced in the law, to understand and apply to specific circumstances. Our Los Angeles employment attorney can help you. Give Kesluk, Silverstein & Jacob a call today to discuss your circumstances.