Santa Clarita Employment Lawyers
Solve Your Employment Law Concerns with Our Help
Are you encountering discrimination or unlawful treatment at work? Did you get shortchanged on your last paycheck due to a violation of your employment rights? It might be time to file an employment lawsuit.
The Law Offices of Wax & Wax in Santa Clarita can assist with employment law cases, claims, and lawsuits. We have a partnership with a respected local law firm that focuses primarily on employment law cases. With our combined efforts, we are confident that we can find a positive outcome for your case.
Call us today at (818) 946-0608 to learn more.
Why Would You Need an Employment Lawyer?
Bringing a case against your employer is difficult. Even speaking up to your supervisor can be difficult if your work environment is not inviting to questions and criticisms. For many people who seek the assistance of an employment law attorney, they do so because they don’t think they can get the support or clarification they need from their employer. Or they know for certain that they have encountered an unlawful situation at work and have decided that legal action is necessary to correct it.
Examples of common employment law cases are:
- Workplace harassment
- Wrongful termination
- Overtime/pay disputes
What is Considered Unlawful Workplace Harassment?
Workplace harassment can come in many forms, which might make it seem more difficult to identify when it happens.
In California, workplace harassment is usually considered to have happened if it involves:
- Negative, inappropriate, or unwanted conduct.
- Repeated or severe incidents of potential harassment.
- Protected characteristics or classes for the reason of the harassment.
As such, not all incidents of potential harassment are harassment under the law. For example, if a coworker asks you to go to dinner with them, you say no, and they never bring it up again, then it is not harassment. But if they repeatedly ask you or ask in a way that makes you feel unsafe, then it could be sexual harassment that warrants a lawsuit.
The first step to take after encountering workplace harassment is usually to notify your company’s Human Resources (HR) department. If notifying HR is not an option for one reason or another, or if HR does not do anything to rectify the situation, then you should call (818) 946-0608 and talk to our attorneys. We can assess your situation and refer it to our partnered Santa Clarita employment law firm if the situation calls for it.
What Qualifies as Wrongful Termination in California?
California is an at-will employment state, which allows an employer to fire a worker at any time and for any lawful reason. However, wrongful termination can and does still happen in at-will employment states.
An employee has likely faced wrongful termination if they were fired due to:
- Discrimination against a protected class or characteristic
- Exercising their legal rights
- Whistleblowing against the employer
- Reasons that are specifically prohibited in their employment contract
The outcome of a wrongful termination lawsuit can include a lump-sum settlement paid to the claimant. The settlement should reflect the pay they have lost due to the wrongful termination, which could include pay that would have been earned in the future.
Helping Workers Stand Up for Themselves
Don’t let your employer in Santa Clarita push you around and violate your rights as given to you by both the State of California and the federal government. Stand up for yourself with the assistance of the Law Offices of Wax & Wax. With the help of our partnered employment law attorneys in Santa Clarita, you can see what can be done to fix your work situation and possibly collect compensation, too.