Everyone has the right to a safe workplace, somewhere free from hostility, discrimination, and harassment. However, we know that there are times when you may need a Los Angeles employment law attorney to help you.
There are times when people face difficult situations in the workplace. When an employer does something out of line, they do so thinking there will not be any repercussions. If you have been the victim of unfair work practices, The Kaufman Law Firm is ready to help. Let us get to work so you can get the compensation you deserve.
The scope of employment law is vast, but we want to discuss the main types of cases our Los Angeles employment law lawyers handle.
Discrimination: The history of our country has been filled with cases of discrimination, particularly in the workplace. While the situation has improved, we still deal with this today. You need to know that both federal and state protections cover a wide range of types of illegal discrimination in the workplace against a person because of their:
In California, the rights of undocumented migrants within the state are also protected. We know that this group has historically been taken advantage of, but they have legal recourse when it comes to illegal treatment.
Sexual Harassment and Assault: The “Me Too” movement has brought to light the enormous problems that still exist when it comes to sexual harassment and abuse in the workplace. This behavior is inappropriate and illegal and can include both physical and non-physical contact. The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says that sexual harassment is:
Wage Fraud: Everyone deserves to be paid a fair wage. Wage fraud in California includes a range of illegal activities. Thankfully, workers are protected when it comes to:
Please understand that many employers in California have been illegally classifying workers as independent contractors or freelancers to avoid paying benefits or a fair wage. This is illegal.
Whistleblower Protection: There are times when an employee discovers wrongdoing on the part of their employer, and they want to bring this to the attention of authorities. Whether you have been a part of the illegal actions or not, it is important to come forward. In most cases, you will be protected. Here are some common whistleblower cases we handle:
If you have been the victim of unfair workplace practices and are not sure what to do next, then The Kaufman Law Firm is standing by to help. Let our compassionate and knowledgeable team work investigate what happened so we can secure the compensation you need right now. This can include:
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.