Orange County Employment Lawyer
Call our team of skilled Orange County Employment Lawyers at 949-203-3814 for immediate assistance and a Free Consultation to discuss your legal options.
There are a number of rights that all employees have under California and Federal Law. When an employee's rights are violated, he or she would be well advised to discuss his or her legal options with an experienced Orange County personal injury lawyer.
In cases where a number of employees have been mistreated by the same employer, the workers can combine their claims into one class action lawsuit against the company.
What Types of Employment Cases Are There in Orange County?
- Unlawful termination
- Unfair wage and hour
- Class action
- Harassment on the job
- Hostile work environments
- Fair severance packages
We represent employees in Orange County. Our Newport Beach office is centrally located near you and we offer a free consultation and a no win, no fee guarantee. Our lawyers have recovered over $650 Million for our clients and we may be able to help you too. Call 949-203-3814 for a free consultation with our highly skilled employment lawyer in Orange County.
Like many states California is an "at-will" state, which means that an employer can fire an employee without repercussions. That does not, however, give them the supreme right to let go of an employee, especially if they fired a worker by violating state or federal labor codes.
In cases where an employee's rights are violated, an experienced Orange County Wage and Hour Attorney can help determine the victims' legal options while protecting their rights and best interests. If you have an employment issue please call our legal team for a free consultation. An employment lawyer may be able to help you recover compensation.
Examples of Unlawful Termination in Orange County
Despite California being an at-will state, there are a number of acts that may be considered as "wrongful or unlawful termination." Under California law, an employer may not fire an employee for:
- Taking time off for jury duty (230.a)
- Being a victim of a crime or taking time off to appear in court in accordance with a subpoena (230.b)
- Taking time off to perform emergency duty (230.3.a)
- Taking off up to 40 hours each year, not exceeding eight hours in any calendar month of the year, to participate in activities of the school or licensed child day care facility of any of his or her children. (230.8.a)
- Disclosing the amount of his or her wages (232.c)
- Disclosing information regarding the employer's working conditions (232.5)
- Using, or attempting to exercise the right to use sick leave for a child, parent or spouse. (233.c)
It is also against the law to fire someone because of their race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or age. Have our high skilled and successful team of Orange County Employment Lawyers represent you and your case.
Speak Up Against Wrongful Employment Taking Place in Orange County
Many workers and employees fail to report or speak up when the job becomes hazardous and caused them an injury or other harmful aspect in result of their duties. Usually, excuses consist of the following:
- Accepting pain as part of the job
- Not wanting to be labeled a “complainer”
- Believing home treatment would be sufficient
- Not being sure if the injury was work-related
- Fearing the loss of future or current jobs
- Not being able to afford time off without pay to see a doctor
- Not wanting to lose out on the safety incentive for no lost work time
If you have been injured on the job you should report the situation to your supervisor, seek immediate medical attention and contact a skilled Orange County Employment Attorney. For immediate assistance call 949-203-3814.
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Additional Labor Codes Pertaining to CA Terminations
Employees who are in the process of being let go still have a number of rights. A few important labor codes to remember include:
If you've lost your job, you have certain rights, such as the right to continue your health care coverage and, in some cases, the right to unemployment compensation.
Visit the United States Department of Labor to learn more info, and if you believe you are ready to take strong legal action, contact the highly skilled Orange County Employment Attorneys at Bisnar Chase.
Top Employment Lawyers Orange County
Jerusalem Beligan and Ian Silvers are top rated employment lawyers in Orange County, CA. Both attorneys aggressively represent those affected by wage and hour claims, employee class actions and harassment in the workplace. Labor laws are very strict in California and you'll need a very experienced labor law legal team to fight for your rights and prove your case.
What Does an Employment Lawyer do
There are lawyers that represent both employees and employers. Bisnar Chase only represents the employees in any given case. Our job is to determine if you were treated fairly and in a considerate manner; one that does not violate your rights. California Labor laws can be complicated and an experienced employment law firm will have a great deal of experience in this specialized area. It is for this reason that you should always look for an attorney with this specialized area of training who understands employment law and regulations.
The employment lawyer will begin ordering documents and records pertaining to your case to build a foundation to support your claims. It's a good idea to hire one that has trial experience. You don't want your case handed off to another law firm should a trial option arise.
When Should You Hire an Employment Attorney?
If you think you've been discriminated against, had your rights violated or know that your employer violated labor laws. You should immediately begin protecting yourself and keep a journal of every action that took place that leads you to believe there has been a violation of your rights in California when it comes to labor and employment. Seek out a qualified labor law attorney and make sure they are in good standing with the California Bar. Bisnar Chase does NOT charge a fee to evaluate your case and we are only paid if you win.
What Should I bring to My Appointment with the Law Firm?
Bring in anything you feel may have an impact on your case. This can include;
- Witness statements (other employees, supervisors etc)
- Employer communications (email, written, phone recordings)
- Employee to employee communications
- Written statements that lay out the facts of your case or why you are taking action
- All performance reports, job descriptions
- Pay stubs, reimbursement invoices, employee handbooks, written policies
Do You Believe Your Orange County Employment Rights Were Violated?
If you have recently lost your job and you believe your rights as an employee were violated, it may be in your best interest to take extensive notes regarding the reasons you were told you were let go.
Keep any information you were given at the time of your termination and write out any concerns you had about your employment. Then, contact an experienced Orange County Employment Attorney who has a successful track record handling similar cases.
Our knowledgeable employment law staff have successfully fought for the rights of employees for decades. We have a successful track record of standing up against large corporations on behalf of the "little guy" who has either been hurt by the corporation's negligence or has been mistreated.
Remember, you do have rights as an employee.
Contact our Orange County Employment Lawyers today for a Free, No-Obligation, Case Consultation. Call 949-203-3814.