L.A. Based Employment and Labor Attorneys
Los Angeles Employment Law Attorneys
Greater Los Angeles workers and federal United States employees rely upon an assortment of local, city, county, and state employment regulations. You must know how to navigate employment law cases in the age of Obamacare and COVID-19 shutdowns. But you must find an attorney or attorneys and other experts with advanced knowledge of the various rules and protections offered to employees if you stand a chance at filing and winning your case. You will see right away that a different regulation appears to exist depending on your race, gender, religion, and sexual preferences.
Many employers and employees in Los Angeles face the terrible prospect of employment litigation every day. First of all, a low-level worker may be from the inner city, such as residents living in Compton or Hawthorne, California. Demographically, this type of laborer will be less educated, so they may feel oppressed or obligated to be patsies. But no one deserves to be mentally or physically violated just so that they can keep their job.
But a big reason a worker may not know what is going on could be because of the worker's status as ESL or English as a Second Language speaking person. And due to the legal complexities, even an employee with a college degree will be hard-pressed to know everything. Heck, many Los Angeles injury lawyers don't even know all the procedures without an excellent workplace rights attorney subbing in to help out.
Who Do Employers Hire to Defend Against Employment Discrimination Cases?
Employers sometimes make innocent mistakes. And other times, they tried to use plausible deniability or some other pretext to mistreat workers. Whether it was on purpose or intentional discrimination, ignorance of the law is no excuse. Thus, employers are required to educate themselves about what they can and can't do when it comes to their employees and labor laws.
The cost of an employer doing business means complying with employment laws regarding fair worker employment. Most employers will find it challenging and quite costly to maintain compliance with the ADA, the Unruh Civil Rights Act, and local L.A. City affirmative action laws. Because employers are hindered and armed by this, private and public employers hire defense attorneys to teach them risk mitigation and to help defend them when they get sued, or they pack up and leave the country or go on welfare and stay in the U.S. like many of the people who sneak across our border illegally.
Who Helps Injured or Mistreated Workers?
Employment benefits and discrimination lawyers will be best suited to help with your employment law claims. Sometimes you may not even know you have a potential employment law action. But employees who were injured or discriminated against will tend to hire inexperienced private attorneys for workplace-related problems or boss related matters. The state or federal government may take your case in conjunction with OSHA, CAL OSHA, or under FEHA, etc.
In unique cases, the city or district attorney may elect to bring a private attorney general's action. You must hire an aggressive lawyer with knowledge covering all the above if you want to receive your case's most extraordinary compensation award. The superior lawyers at Ehline Law Firm Personal Injury Attorneys, APLC, understand and handle these matters in the regular course of practicing California law.
What Makes Ehline The Best Choice for Your Plaintiff's Employment Law Matters?
Our employment attorneys have won numerous awards for assisted injured employees who were taken advantage of or mistreated at work. Our efficient and lawyerly staff help workers all over the United States understand their rights as employees. We also employ a foreign language speaker to assist ESL clients or those unable in speaking English. Only then can we thoroughly educate you about your fundamental rights, helping you understand workplace etiquette, what to say and not say to your bosses, etc. Making a record is vital in holding a bad employer's feet to the fire in these adverse, complicated workplace exchanges. And this will require lodging complaints with your employer and potentially facing retaliatory actions.
What Are Some Common Legal Workplace Issues We Handle?
There are several pay-related issues and types of insidious employer practices that can arise on the job. Sometimes employers are dumb, and in other cases, employers are systemically racist or bigoted.
These Generally Fall Into Four Categories:
- Failure to Pay Overtime, Halftime, Etc. Not getting overtime, being forced to work off the clock, or not taking mandatory meal and rest breaks are illegal and compensable. The cat and mouse game of making workers do stuff for free, off the books, almost always will require legal help. Untrustworthy employers are subject to a myriad of penalties and charges for failing to pay overtime.
- Wage and Hour Disputes. If you believe that your employer is not following minimum wage laws or feel you are not receiving the money you earned for your work, consult an employment attorney's advice.
- Place of Work Harassment: Whether your fellow employees or your employer engages in sexual or other harassment, you have rights. Hostile workplace cases like these are known to cause constructive termination cases in the local L.A. Courts.
- Unlawful Termination:
Your termination can be unlawful based upon:
- Physical or mental disability.
- Whistleblower Status.
- Race Discrimination.
- Sexual Harassment.
- Age Discrimination.
- Sexual Preference.
- Quid Pro Quo.
Above are among some of the many silent reasons untrustworthy bosses will fire or demote you under the pretext of something you did in violation of their employment policies or procedures manual, for example. But for many of these civil rights types of cases, you must be in a protected class of person or condition to be able to bring a claim against your employer for unlawful termination. Our veteran lawyers can even help with certain discrimination cases arising from your military service based upon the Uniformed Services Employment and Re-Employment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA).
Also, sexual harassment and retaliation against a worker on light duty are pervasive. You have reporting duties as an employee too. And failure to follow the employment laws for filing a lawsuit will often leave you high and dry and possibly without a job. And that is just one of many reasons you need to speak to a seasoned, effective employment law attorney now!
What About Worker's Compensation Laws?
Yes, worker's compensation laws can quickly become entangled in a worker's rights case. So naturally, we help people with these disability types of cases. Work Comp claims happen when a person gets injured at work and needs to be on light duty or have special accommodations to keep working and get healed. At Ehline Law Firm Personal Injury Attorneys, APLC, our labor dispute, and injury attorneys understand that many fact patterns could exist.
For example, you may have been run over by a city bus while delivering a package for Amazon. Now you have a broken back, and your job is at risk. No amount of unemployment and disability insurance will make you whole. And there is a disability rating ceiling limiting how much you can get from California Workman's Comp Insurance. So now you will need to make a third-party claim against a municipal DASH bus driver, for example.
But you also need to understand Government Tort Claims and the shortened time to sue under the statute of limitations. Our talented staff acknowledges the stress of work-related issues you are facing. But our seasoned, trustworthy, bright lawyers will leave no stone unturned in carefully examine all aspects of your case and help you decide the strategically and tactically best course of action.
If you are scared, disgruntled, and seeking representation in employment discrimination or labor-related matter, you must contact the masterful and responsive employment law attorneys at Ehline Law Firm Personal Injury Attorneys, APLC today. Our injury attorneys in Los Angeles County have the capability of helping customers anywhere in the U.S. to help them fight for justice, as Pro Hac Vice, as the case's law determines.
Call us right now to learn more about what your rights may be. Our time to explain over the phone is Pro Bono. So we aren't charging to talk about your problem. Our number is (213) 596-9642.