Our work attorneys represent employees at all workplace levels from minimum wage workers to executives and professionals whom earn more than $1,000,000 a year. Worker lawyers are the same thing as employee lawyers, labor lawyers, and employment attorneys. In workplace lawsuits our worker lawyers represent all employees on a contingency which means we are only paid when and if we win.
Work related Breach of Contract Cases include breaches of implied, oral, or written contracts. By way of example, we presently represent an executive in a breach of written contract case in which he was not paid his bonus, nor were his stock options ever granted to him. In this particular lawsuit we also sued for breach of an oral and implied contract as well as promissory estoppel because the employer made promises they never kept.
Workplace Discrimination includes age discrimination against employees over 40, disability discrimination, California Family Rights Act Leaves also referred to as FMLA leaves of absence, national origin discrimination, pregnancy discrimination, race discrimination, and sex discrimination.
Family Medical Leave Act cases involve employees who qualify for CFRA/FMLA leaves of absence. These workers are either denied the leave, or retaliated against for taking the leave of absence from work. These leaves of absence are due to serious medial conditions of the employee, or their family members.
Sexual Harassment can be verbal, physical, or even in writing. We represent employees who have been sexually harassed by bosses, customers, managers, supervisors, and the owners of the business.
Unpaid Wage Claims involve violations of the Labor Code. These wage and hour issues include unpaid bonuses, commissions, double time, meal breaks, minimum wage, overtime, prevailing wages, and rest breaks. Some wage and hour issues are straight forward. Others involve an employer’s complex scheme to rip-off their employees and avoid paying wages due. Wages due include salaries, commissions, bonuses, and money promised through contract. Wages also include hourly wages. Unpaid wage cases also occur when workers are not reimbursed for expenses they incur while working which benefit their employer.
Our work lawyers handle class action lawsuits in which multiple employees suffer the same type of wage injury. We are presently handling a class action involving the nonpayment of meal breaks. Another one of our class action lawsuits involves the nonpayment of prevailing wage. A third involves the nonpayment of minimum wages, overtime, not paying employees for all hours worked, and paystubs which fail to comply with the California Labor Code.
Whistle Blower Lawsuits occur when employees complain internally or externally their employer is violating the law. The employee’s assertion the employer is violating the law does not have to be legally accurate. If the employee reasonably believes the employer is engaged in suspicious or illegal conduct and complains they are whistleblowers. Some whistleblowers complain to the government. Other employee whistleblowers merely complain within the company to managers and high level employees or officers of the employer. If an employee is fired for blowing the whistle they can sue for wrongful termination.
Wrongful Termination occurs if there is whistleblowing. Wrongful termination also occurs if an employee is fired due to discrimination. Additionally, engaging in protected conduct at work such as complaining on behalf of others about a protected workplace right such as the right to be free from sexual harassment and then being fired leads to wrongful termination. In certain circumstances the employer intends to terminate the employee’s employment in an effort to avoid paying them wages. Firing an employee to avoid paying them any wage is wrongful termination.
If you have any questions about whether a work related event is illegal please contact our employee labor lawyers at 1-877-525-0700 for a confidential consultation.