Buena Park Employment Lawyers
Bisnar Chase Employment Lawyers represent people who work or live in Buena Park.
Our employment lawyers have been a part of a successful team that's been serving California since 1978 with over 500 million dollars in settlements and verdicts for injury and accident cases.
Do you work or live in Buena Park? If you believe your employer violated your rights or committed an unlawful act, it may be in your best interest to discuss your concerns with an experienced employment lawyer that serves the Buena Park area.
Compensation may be available for your losses. An employment lawyer can help people who have been discriminated against because of their age, gender, race or because of a disability.
They can also help those who have not been provided proper pay, forced into a constructive discharge (intolerable working conditions) or given legally mandated breaks. If you have been wrongfully terminated or you believe your former employer violated state and federal labor laws, please do not hesitate to call a skilled employment lawyer to better understand your legal rights and options.
Age discrimination, or ageism, is the act of stereotyping someone based on his or her age alone. Ageism in the workplace may involve the wrongful termination of an experienced and capable employee for being too old.
The Age Discrimination Act of 1967 provides protections for job applicants and employees from ageism, but that doesn't mean that victims of age discrimination will automatically qualify for compensation. There are certain circumstances in which companies may be exempt from paying damages to a wronged former employee. Each case is different, but employees who believe that they were treated unfairly because of their age would be well advised to discuss their rights with an employment lawyer.
Gender discrimination may seem like a thing of the past, but it is a common and tragic reality for many working individuals in Buena Park. There are a number of companies that still violate the Civil rights Act of 1964, the Equal Pay Act of 1963 and the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 by treating men and women differently and maintaining inequity in pay.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 deals specifically with discrimination in the workplace. Under the law, employers may not discriminate against any employee or job applicant because of race. This includes discrimination relating to hiring, salary, job training, promotions and termination's.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Disabilities Act of 1990, individuals with disabilities may not be discriminated against in the workplace. Employers may not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities during the hiring process or with regard to firing, advancement, job training and compensation considerations. Under California law, employers with five or more employees must make reasonable accommodations to a qualified applicant who has a disability.
Hours and Wage Disputes
It is common for companies to cut corners by violating the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 or California labor laws. Employees have a number of rights regarding when they must receive overtime pay. While there are exceptions for executive level employees, in general, anyone working over 40 hours a week or eight hours a day must receive overtime pay. Employees who do not receive overtime pay over weeks, months or even years may be able to pursue compensation for the substantial pay they have missed.
Under California law, workers are classified as at-will employees. This means that they may be fired at any time if their employment is not under contract. Being an at-will employee also means that a worker can quit at any time. There are, however, cases in which a person has been wrongfully terminated. If you believe that you were let go because of your sexual preference, you age, sex, race or because you were a whistleblower on a serious labor dispute, you may have a wrongful termination case.
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