If you have suffered harm because your employer violated federal or California labor laws, you might be entitled to compensation. If you are unsure about your workplace rights, you should speak with an Aliso Viejo employment law attorney who can help you understand your rights and entitlements under the law. At Aegis Law Firm, we have been helping individuals wronged at work throughout Orange County and Los Angeles.
For experienced legal support to hold your employer accountable, you can count on the team at Aegis Law Firm. Your initial consultation is free, and if we represent you, you pay no fees unless we win. Call us today at (949) 379-6250 to schedule your free consultation.
Employment law is the practice of law that protects the rights of workers. Federal and state laws regulate standard work practices and define certain terms of the employer-employee relationship. When employers violate the labor laws, workers who have suffered harm as a result can seek redress through employment law. Employment law deals with a wide range of issues including pay rate, work hours, health and safety, discrimination, retaliation, harassment, hiring practices, termination of employment, and accommodations under certain circumstances.
Work is not always fun, but the workplace must be fair and employers must adhere to federal and state labor laws that protect employees. When an employer violates the laws that govern their business and an employee suffers damages as a result, they can be held liable for their actions.
Aliso Viejo workers are protected by both federal and state laws that regulate the behavior of employers and set minimum standards for certain labor practices.
Some of the protections under law include:
Federal and state laws provide protections against discrimination of persons based on their characteristics protected under law. The laws that protect against discrimination in the workplace include:
These laws offer protections for persons based on certain characteristics including:
Violations of the law include actions during the hiring process, and adverse actions during employment including, termination of employment, denial of promotions, denial of access to training opportunities for advancement, unequal wages or fringe benefits, and failure to make accommodations for certain protected employees.
Aegis Law Firm handles a wide range of cases involving disputes between workers and employers. These disputes often involve violations of both federal and state law, and can sometimes involve complex issues. At Aegis Law Firm, our Aliso Viejo employment law attorneys have the wealth of experience, acquired over almost 20 years, required to represent clients in any area of employment Law. We handle all kinds of employment law matters including:
Employers are required by law to meet certain minimum standards regarding wage and hours. Employers who do not meet these requirements are in violation of the law and can be held liable for their actions. Failure to pay the legal minimum wage, failure to provide breaks, failure to pay overtime as required by law, and misclassification of independent contractors, are all issues that fall under wage and hour violations.
Generally, in California, as in many other states in the U.S., employment contracts are “at-will”. This means that either party can terminate the employer-employee relationship. However, the law protects employees from unlawful terminations. Wrongful terminations include terminations based on discrimination, retaliation, or harassment. Constructive terminations could also give rise to a claim against an employer. This is when an employee is forced to leave the job because of a hostile work environment. A wrongful termination claim may also be based on a breach of an employment contract.
Sexual harassment in the workplace that creates a hostile work environment is a violation of both state and federal laws. Where sexual conduct such as verbal abuse, inappropriate touching, or sexual innuendos, is severe and pervasive, the victim may be entitled to compensation for harm caused by sexual harassment.
Under the law employers are required to make reasonable accommodations for victims of sexual abuse or sexual assault. Reasonable accommodations include allowing a victim to use their personal days for absences required to secure their personal safety and get legal protection. Employers who terminate an employee or take any other adverse employment actions in violation of the law can be held liable for their actions.
Some employment arrangements require that workers use their own money to cover certain business expenses, which will be reimbursed by the employer. Failure to reimburse an employee for such business expenses as agreed is a violation of the law and an employee may have a legal claim against their employee to recover what is due to them.
If you have been treated unfairly and unlawfully in the workplace, you need an experienced Aliso Viejo employment law attorney who will fight to make sure that you get the compensation you deserve in your case. Workers are extensively protected under California labor laws, and we know the law. With Aegis Law Firm by your side, you can be sure that you have an advocate looking to secure a resolution in your best interest.
You have rights and we are waiting to help you enforce your rights. We offer free consultations and Spanish-speaking services. Call us today at (949) 379-6250 to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced employment law attorneys in Aliso Viejo.