Riverside Employment Lawyers
Skilled Advocacy for Wronged Workers in California
Our experienced employment lawyers have extensive experience representing wronged workers in Riverside and the surrounding areas. If you were victimized by an unethical employer, it’s imperative to take swift legal action to safeguard your rights and economic security in the workplace.
Even seemingly minor disputes at work can take a heavy toll on California employees and their loved ones. Given that the average U.S. worker spends one-third of their lifetime working, it’s no surprise that California employees have the right to work in a safe and healthy work environment free of discrimination and harassment.
Mistreated at work? Our Riverside employment lawyers can protect your employee rights. Contact us online to discuss your case.
Understanding Employment Law in California
Unfortunately, workplace misconduct and other unethical behaviors by California employers are common in Riverside. If you were wronged by your boss or company, it’s crucial to consult with a trusted employment lawyer who can protect your rights and fight for the full and fair compensation you deserve.
In California, workplace misconduct can manifest in numerous ways. In many cases, employment law violations can be subtle or difficult to detect, making it all the more crucial for Riverside workers to understand and exercise their employee rights accordingly. Fortunately, our employee rights advocates have a longstanding reputation for representing wronged workers in Riverside and beyond.
Common Employment Disputes We Handle
At Kesluk, Silverstein, Jacob & Morrison, P.C., we have aproven track record of successfully representing wronged workers in a variety of employment law disputes, including:
Workplace discrimination occurs when employees are treated unfairly based on their protected characteristics outlined by the EEOC. These protected classes include:
- National origin
- Age (40+ years old)
- Sex (including sexual orientation)
- Gender (including gender identity)
Our firm is committed to fighting against every form of employer discrimination. You can count on us to advocate fiercely for your rights while fighting for the compensation you deserve.
Sexual harassment creates a hostile work environment and can cause immense distress for the victim. Our firm is dedicated to supporting those who have experienced sexual harassment by providing compassionate legal counsel and pursuing legal remedies to hold responsible parties accountable.
Sexual harassment can take various forms in Riverside workplaces, such as:
- Unwanted sexual advances – Examples include unwelcome or inappropriate sexual comments, gestures, or physical contact, such as touching, groping, or hugging without consent.
- Sexual comments or jokes – Examples include sexually explicit jokes, comments, or discussions that create an offensive or hostile work environment for employees.
- Virtual advances – In some cases, unethical coworkers or companies may send explicit or inappropriate materials, messages, and images electronically that constitute sexual harassment.
- Quid pro quo –This form of sexual harassment involves a person in a position of power conditioning employment benefits, promotions, or job security on receiving sexual favors from an employee.
- Hostile work environment – A hostile work environment is created when unwelcome sexual comments, advances, or related behaviors make it difficult for an employee to perform their job and negatively impact their well-being.
- Retaliation against rejection – Retaliation occurs when an employee faces adverse actions, such as demotion or termination, after rejecting or reporting unwanted sexual advances or harassment.
- Inappropriate displays of explicit materials – Examples include displaying or distributing sexually explicit materials in the workplace (e.g., pornography) that serve to create an uncomfortable or offensive environment for affected workers.
Wrongful termination occurs when an employee is fired in violation of their employment contract, public policy, or anti-discrimination laws. Our attorneys have a strong track record of successfully representing clients in wrongful termination cases, fighting for their rights and seeking appropriate compensation for their losses.
If you’ve faced adverse actions from your employer after engaging in legally protected activities, such as reporting illegal conduct, filing a complaint, or participating in an investigation, you may be a victim of employer retaliation. Fortunately, our employee rights lawyers are experienced in employer retaliation cases and can work tirelessly to protect your rights.
California law provides extensive protections for pregnant employees, including the right to take pregnancy leave. If you've experienced pregnancy discrimination, such as being passed up for a deserved promotion, excluded from important company meetings, or discriminated against during hiring or training processes, our firm is here to demand justice and protect your employee rights.
Keep in mind that pregnancy discrimination isn’t limited to current pregnancies, but also encompasses various pregnancy-related conditions, including:
- Past pregnancies
- Future pregnancies
- Post-partum depression
- Contraception (birth control)
- Having or not having an abortion
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Violations
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal labor law that provides eligible employees with job-protected leave for qualifying reasons. If your employer has violated your FMLA rights, we will guide you through the legal process, ensuring your rights are upheld and seeking appropriate remedies.
Whistleblower claims arise when employees report illegal activities or violations of laws within their workplace. Our firm provides comprehensive legal representation to whistleblowers, protecting them from retaliation and seeking justice for their courageous actions.
Wage & Hour Claims
California employment law sets strict standards regarding minimum wages, overtime laws, and various wage and hour requirements. If your employer has failed to pay you the lawful minimum wage, misclassified your employment status, or violated other wage and hour laws, our firm will fight to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
Overtime Law Violations
Overtime laws in California protect employees who work beyond a certain number of hours in a workweek or workday. If your employer has failed to pay you overtime wages or violated other overtime laws, our experienced attorneys can vigorously pursue your claim to recover the wages owed to you.
Contact a Skilled Riverside Employment Lawyer
No one deserves to be mistreated in the workplace. If you’ve been victimized by an unethical employer in California, look no further than the superior representation from our experienced Riverside employment lawyers. Our skilled team can help you exercise your employee rights by representing your best interests throughout the duration of your case and fighting tirelessly to obtain the justice you rightfully deserve.
If you’ve experienced workplace misconduct, our Riverside employment lawyers can protect your rights. Call (310) 997-4431 to request a free consultation.
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