Cypress Employment Lawyers
The workplace is one of the most important places in the average American life, and this place houses some of the most important relationships in your life as well.
For most people, the thought of a workplace lawsuit is very intimidating. These people take the attitude that work is far too important to risk filing a lawsuit just to collect a few dollars when it may ruin the important relationships you have with your co-workers and the possibility it may leave you unemployed.
However, what do you do when your workplace is taking away some of your most basic human rights? What if workplace abuse has reached a level so high that you can no longer tolerate? What if you are being unfairly penalized in a monetary sense and see no way to increase your income? How do you know when the time has come to file a work-related lawsuit?
The experienced Cypress personal injury lawyers at Bisnar Chase know all the "ins and outs" of employment law and have answers you need to defend your rights at work.
If you feel harassed or that you are not being treated fairly at your current place of work, call us now at 949-203-3814.This is a free, no-obligation call to discuss the facts of your case with our Cypress employment lawyers and to see if you qualify for compensation.
No one should feel threatened or to act a certain way to keep their job that compromises their rights. If you feel this way, we urge you to call us now.
What are an Employee's Basic Rights?
Employees are guaranteed basic rights under California’s wage and hour laws. Included in these rights are the right to fair compensation for work performed and the right to be free of harassment and abuse at work.
While each state interprets employment law differently (and the laws are applied differently based on the size of the company involved) these basic rights are agreed upon by all states and the federal government. Workers have the right to pursue lawsuits when these rights are taken away.
Many employees are frightened at the idea of filing a lawsuit against an employer, co-workers, or others in his or her company, but this may be the only way to preserve the employee’s rights.
For example, some employees have found themselves denied fair pay to the extent that they have left a job to seek another one. Instead, it would be better to force the current employer to pay a fair wage not only for the employee’s benefit but also for those who might work for the company in the future.
In addition, if an employee is considering new employment due to harassment at his/her current workplace, it would be a better idea to hire an experienced Cypress employment lawyer who knows the law well and can help both to defend the person in question that is being harassed and also to help said person receive compensation for their pain and suffering. Regardless if it is a boss or a co-worker, these individuals that incite harassment should be held responsible for their actions.
Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
Unfortunately, sexual harassment in the workforce is not all that uncommon. Data indicates that about 25% percent of women have been sexual harassed in the workplace. The EEOC had also reported that there had been over 28,000 claims in one year. Companies over time have pushed the message that employees must come forward if they have been sexually harassed, but 75 percent of those victim’s experience claim to experience retaliation after they reported the harassment.
If you have been terminated after claiming sexual harassment the law firm of Bisnar Chase is here to fight for your rights. Our Cypress Employment Lawyers believe that employees should not feel intimidated when speaking out about their concerns. When you call you will receive a free case analysis with one of our top legal members. Call 949-203-3814.
What is a Whistle blower?
A whistle blower in the workforce refers to person who discloses information that is illegal or unethical actions taking place within the company. Whistle blowers do have protections set in place to ensure that their employment is not compromised due to their actions.
Whistle blowers possess the right to file a claim against their employer if they have responded to the employee’s whistle blowing with termination or intimidation. Under the OSHA ACT the whistle blower has 30 days to file a complaint stating that their employer has retaliated against their actions. You can download an online complaint form here.
Filing a lawsuit involving Workers Compensation
When a worker is injured or claims to have been mentally impaired during their employment, those injurers have the right to file a worker’s compensation claim. Each state obtains a “no fault” system. A “no fault” system states that even if your injury was not due to your employer’s carelessness, if you were hurt on the job you need to be compensated.
To be eligible to file for workers compensation in California you need to be a paid employee of the company or organization. If you a volunteer or an independent contractor, you will not qualify for workers compensation.
Is there ever a time that you can file a lawsuit against your employer specifically; yes, in special incidents. If your employer performed an action to intentionally harm you then this is grounds for a lawsuit. For instance, if your employer was angered with you stating an opinion and then proceeded to punch you, you can file a lawsuit.
Contacting a Cypress Employment Attorney
Cypress Employment attorneys understand the anxiety and stress that can keep employees from filing workplace lawsuits (even if the harassment or unfair treatment reaches a very high level.)
At Bisnar Chase, we understand that it is frightening to think that you might be subject to recriminations and fired for no reason other than standing up for your rights, however, we won't tolerate threats like these and we will fight to defend your basic human rights.
It also may be helpful to know that many employers take a more serious note an employee’s claims when he or she is represented by an expert employment lawyer.
Furthermore, Cypress employment lawyers, such as the prestige attorneys at Bisnar, Chase, are well aware of the possibility of repercussions on the part of the employer and know how to avoid these situations effectively.
If you have a wage/hour dispute, a harassment claim, or any claim involving unfair treatment at work, it is time to talk to the professionals at Bisnar Chase personal injury attorneys about your case.
Please call us now at 949-203-3814 for a free, no-obligation consultation.
You owe it to yourself and the ones that care about you to make your work relationship one of the best relationships in your life and to help your company provide a safe and healthy work environment for everyone who is employed there.
Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys
1301 Dove St. #120
Newport Beach, CA 92660