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Employment Law Attorney

Problems at work can have very harmful effects on your physical and mental well-being. Luckily, there are various federal, state, and local laws which entitle employees and workers with certain rights. These laws, however, can be confusing and not taking the correct course of action within the prescribed legal or contractual deadlines could potentially lead you to inadvertently waive these rights. This is why it is imperative that you contact an experienced employment attorney. Contact us, we can help.

Employment Law Practice Areas

Wage and Hour

“Wage and hour” law refers to the numerous state, federal labor, and sometimes city or county, labor laws that employers must follow.

Discrimination and Harrassment

California and federal law prohibit most employers from discriminating against or harassing employees or job applicants based on or motivated by certain factors.

Unlawful Termination

If your scenario falls under an exception when you are terminated, the law considers you to have been wrongfully or unlawfully terminated and you may be entitled to compensation for your damages.

Disability Discrimination

In California, employers with at least five employees, cannot discriminate against a job applicant or employee based on that person’s actual or perceived physical or mental disability, or medical or genetic condition.

Family & Medical Leave

The federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) allow eligible employees to take up to 12 weeks off of work (unpaid) for family and medical leave purposes.

Pregnancy Leave & Discrimination

Pregnancy is a protected class under California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). This means that most employers with 5 or more employees cannot discriminate or retaliate against or harass an applicant or employee on the basis of pregnancy or childbirth.

Whistleblower Retaliation

Employees who report or disclose, or threaten to report or disclose, unlawful practices by their employer are sometimes referred to as “whistleblowers.” California offers robust protections for whistleblowers.

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Do I Need
An Employment Lawyer?

It depends. Some employers require you to first attempt to resolve a problem by speaking with your supervisor, manager, or human resources director. Failing to do so may be detrimental to your claim. In other cases, however, you may need to hire a lawyer immediately.

Employees in California have many rights and protections. Unfortunately, most people don’t know what these rights are or how to enforce them. Complicating matters further is that there are certain critical steps that an employee must take to enforce those rights. If these steps are not taken within the allotted amount of time, an employment claim may be forever barred. This is why it is so important that an aggrieved employee hire an experienced attorney to help them navigate employment or labor problems.

Because of the many laws that confer rights and protections to California employees, and the complexity of these laws, many employers may not know they are doing something wrongful. Others, don’t care. Many of these employers also know that their employees will keep quiet about their wrongful conduct for fear of losing their jobs. Whether your employer is breaking the law inadvertently or knowingly, there are several remedies, including monetary compensation, that may be available to you.

Employment and labor law is very detail-driven and can be very difficult to navigate. This includes evaluating whether conduct by an employer is illegal. Conduct that violates employment laws may be very subtle and oftentimes employees are unaware that such conduct is illegal at all. On the other hand, not all unfair treatment or hurtful actions, no matter how egregious, are illegal. For example, it is not necessarily illegal for an employer to fire you because the employer doesn’t “like” you. It may be illegal, however, if the reason your employer doesn’t like you is because you are of a certain race.

Attorney April Ramirez has significant experience dealing with employers big and small to obtain justice and maximum compensation for her clients. If you have an issue at work and want to know what your rights are, contact us for a FREE consultation.

What Kind of Compensation
Am I Entitled to If I Have Been Treated Unlawfully at Work?

If your employer has treated you unlawfully or failed to pay you your full wages, you may be entitled to the following compensation:

Past and Future Lost Wages

Unpaid Overtime

Loss of Professional Reputation

Past & Future Lost Benefits

Unpaid Wages

Reimbursement for Expenses

Emotional Distress

Attorneys' Fees

Physical Pain


Reinstatement to Prior Job / Position


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