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There are many state laws put in place in San Jose, California – that are intended to protect employees and ensure fair and safe working environments. Unfortunately, there are many employers who break these laws every single day. Employees should be treated fairly at all points of employment and even termination. If you feel that your employer has disregarded your legal rights, our San Jose employment lawyers are here to stand up for you and secure the compensation that you deserve. Call today to schedule a free and confidential consultation!
Examples Of Employment Law Cases We Handle
Unpaid Wages/Unpaid Overtime
When an employer withholds wages, specifically overtime wages, they may be doing so unknowingly (which is still inexcusable, as employers are required to know the laws regarding overtime pay) or they may be intentionally trying to keep more money in their own pockets.. Whether it’s by giving you a phony “management” title so that you’re exempted from overtime pay, by asking you to work “off-the-clock” or during unpaid lunch breaks, or even simply denying the wages you’ve earned, it is illegal. When you work in a non-exempt profession and work longer than a standard 8 hours a day, and 40 hours a week, you are entitled to overtime pay! (California law also states that if you exceed 12 hours of work in a single day, or 8 hours a day for more than 6 consecutive workdays, you are entitled to double time pay!)
Being treated differently by coworkers or supervisors in your workplace is not only harmful and upsetting, but it’s illegal. Even so, prejudice still exists in a workplace. You deserve to feel valued and respected at work for the quality of your performance, not have to deal with feelings of shame and anger. Harassment also comes in different forms. If you are experiencing any of the following at work, it is important you seek legal representation:
- Hostile work environment
- Physical harassment
- Digital harassment
- Workplace sexual harassment
- Discrimination based on race
- Discrimination based on gender or sexual orientation
- Discrimination based on age
- Discrimination based on parental status
While California law allows employers to fire employees without cause (at-will employees), it outlaws the termination of an employee on the basis of race, age, religion, sex, disability, parental status or other discriminatory reasons. If an employer terminates your employment for any of these reasons, you are entitled to compensation.
Ignoring Health & Safety
There are health procedures and equipment that many jobs require in order to ensure a safe working environment. However, many employers will cut corners with such things in order to save themselves money. If you’re in a workplace with improper equipment, blocked safety exits, and a lack of safety procedures, you may be entitled to compensation.
About The Firm
If you feel your employee has violated your rights through wrongful termination, healthy & safety violations, discrimination, harassment or withheld wages, we can help you file a lawsuit!
Southern California Attorneys, A.P.C. is a full-service law firm primarily focused on employment law and the important issues that can arise in a workplace. Our San Jose employment lawyers have 60 years of combined experience and our firm is ranked in the top 10% of California law firms. When you find yourself in a bind at work and feel that your rights have been violated by your employer, we will hold them accountable and help you recover your deserved compensation.
Many employees who are immigrants are often taken advantage of as they typically don’t seek legal guidance due to fear of deportation. Our multilingual lawyers can protect undocumented workers under California law – you don’t have to be afraid to work with us, even if you don’t have papers!
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Southern Califirnoia Attorneys, A.P.C. offers a free, confidential consultation where we will evaluate your claims and help strategize a plan to stand up to your employer in order to secure compensation on your behalf. There are no out of pocket costs, as we only get paid if and when we win. When we do, your employer will be the one to pay our fees. They also won’t know about our consultation unless you decide to move forward with us!
Don’t wait to obtain a San Jose employment lawyer who will fight for your rights in the workplace! Call now!
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