In California, an employee has two choices for filing a wage and hour claim: (1) they can file with the Labor Commissioner’s Officer, or (2) they can file with the Superior Court of California. It is important to know where to file your claim, as it may affect the outcome of your case. The attorneys […]read more
Losing your job can feel quite unnerving, and when you are terminated without just cause, it can feel infuriating. It is understandable to feel that you were wrongfully terminated, but do you have a valid claim for wrongful termination that will stand up in court? California is an “at-will” state giving employers significant leeway in […]read more
Despite the Me Too Movement exposing the extent of the problem, despite laws prohibiting and the dishonor surrounding it, despite updated programs to root it out; it appears sexual harassment continues digging deeper into the foundation of the workplace. Recent research reveals shocking insights regarding the details of this illicit and illegal behavior. Effectively explaining […]read more
In California, it is wage discrimination for an employer to pay employees doing essentially the same thing different wages without a legitimate justification based on the qualifications of the employee and the requirements of the work being performed. After decades of having an Equal Pay Act in force to prohibit unequal wages paid on the […]read more
The workplace can feel like a warm cozy cabin in the woods or a volatile landscape of land mines and drones. Okay, maybe that’s hyperbole, but workplaces can create challenging dilemmas that often feel like a war zone in your head. You know what is right, but should you risk everything you have accomplished to […]read more
We have all been impacted by COVID-19 in different ways. We cannot listen to the news without hearing about its ramifications, its testing, and what it has done to businesses around the country. We have done our best to adjust our lives and make the best choices for ourselves and our families. But when we […]read more
I entered the workforce one summer at fourteen. I was a hostess at Johnny Rockets a few days a week and loved having my own money. My father worked across the boardwalk and came in every day for lunch. I had no idea what sexual harassment was, and I’m sure my father thought that was […]read more
No one wants to get fired, especially in this economy. With the ups and downs of coronavirus, getting fired from a job is the last thing we want to think about. Yet, even during a global pandemic, employers will do shady dealings. Wrongful Termination is more than just feeling slighted by your job. It’s not […]read more
Growing up, we all heard that no one likes a tattletale. Typically, a tattletale told the adult in the room everything that some kid was doing. The kid may have been doing some naughty things, but mostly the adult just got tired of hearing this kid give them the play-by-play of someone’s behavior. The lesson […]read more
Workers with disabilities have various rights provided to them under both federal and state laws. Unfortunately, there are times when employers violate the rights of employees with disabilities. At The Kaufman Law Firm, our skilled Los Angeles workplace discrimination attorneys have extensive experience helping clients who have been treated unfairly by their employers. Here, we […]read more
Your job is more than just a source of income. It is a major part of your lifestyle. If you have been the victim of wrongful termination, wrongful demotion or any kind of discriminatory business practices, it is time to take action and contact a Ventura employment law attorney that can help. Attorney Matthew A. Kaufman and the team at The Kaufman Law Firm bring experience and a vast arsenal of legal resources to help clients recover the money they deserve.
To learn more, contact our Westlake Village or Los Angeles law office today and schedule an initial consultation to discuss your case.