Employers have to follow laws like everyone else. When they don’t, let our San Diego team represent you.
The workplace is the source of financial life for individuals and the machine that keeps society going. Workers come in every day looking to do their job and be compensated for their labor. If an employer ignores employment regulations and allows for a hostile environment, the workplace can quickly become an unpleasant place. Fortunately, legislators have recognized that workers need basic rights that need to be protected and have created laws to ensure employers are held accountable if they violate those rights.
Employment law is the area of law that governs the interactions of employees, managers, and owners to ensure that employees are treated fairly and respectfully. The area of law sets standards for when an employee can work, how much they should be paid, and the expectations for the working conditions that are safe and appropriate. Employment law also governs the rights for which employees can be hired or fired.
Your job is your livelihood. You work for countless reasons – your future, your family, your hopes and dreams. When your employer treats you unfairly, discriminates against you, or fails to pay you wages that you earned and are rightfully owed, your employer takes this from you. Allow Walker Law to take it back. Walker Law fights for the little guy, and has a proven track record of standing up against bullies, including employers who disregard the law and prey upon their employees. Our San Diego employment lawyers will do everything possible to hold your employer accountable for their actions.
When you are experiencing workplace issues that rise to the levels mentioned above, you need to reach out to a skilled San Diego employment law attorney as soon as possible. These claims are notoriously hard to prove, but when you have an attorney with resources, your chances of success significantly improve.
A lawyer will be the one to initiate and carry out an investigation into your allegations. These investigations are nuanced, and they can take time. There are many state and federal laws that apply to employment law issues, and your attorney will be the one to navigate through them to prepare you case.
An employment law attorney will handle all communication with other parties involved, including any negotiations for a fair settlement on your behalf. If necessary, an attorney will fully prepare to take the claim to trial.
In the state of California, there are various laws that will help protect employees from unfair workplace practices. This includes laws at both the state and federal levels. Some of the primary laws that could affect San Diego employees include the following:
This is a broad overview of protections available to most workers in California. Every employee in this state has the right to a fair and safe workplace. This includes protection from discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination.
Employment law is a broad area of law that covers a variety of different legal areas. Here are some of the more common areas of employment law seen at Walker Law:
San Diego Employment Law Cases We Handle
California’s labor code protects employees when their employers violate their rights. You have a few options at your disposal if your employer has violated the labor code in regard to you.
Employees are permitted to participate in protective activity, like discussing work conditions, how much they are being paid, or organizing a union. Following an employee engaging in a protected activity, that employee’s employer is forbidden from retaliation.
If your employer violates the labor code, you are permitted to report that violation to the appropriate government agency. These agencies include the following:
Your San Diego employment law attorney can help you connect with the appropriate channels.
If you have evidence of a violation, you can file an administrative complaint with the Labor Commissioner or the DFEH. They are there to enforce labor laws in San Diego, California. An investigation will take place to determine what remedies are available for you.
Following the above avenues, you may proceed with a lawsuit requesting compensation for damages from your employer. Navigating employment law can be tricky. We will ensure that the correct steps are taken as we fight for the damages you are due.
We can help you to recover damages for the following:
You may also receive punitive damages, depending on whether the actions of your employer were of an egregious enough nature.
When you have an inkling that you are being mistreated by your employer or on the job, consider the ways this is happening so that you can speak to one of our experienced team members.
If you are being negatively impacted at work, speak to a skilled employment law lawyer about how we can help. We will review your case and start an investigation into your allegations. If we find that you have a case, we will determine which of your rights are violated and the damages that you incurred.
If communication with your employer is awkward and too uncomfortable, allow us to handle the communication on your behalf. We are happy to handle every aspect of correspondence so you do not have to.
Individuals may be able to recover various types of compensation if their San Diego employment law claim is successful. The team at Walker Law will work diligently to recover:
There are numerous laws and acts that govern employer/employee relationships, rights, and obligations under California and federal employment laws. Which laws apply and how they apply to a given case can be a complicated issue. Many important legal safeguards are available to American workers. Unfortunately, the fact that state and federal laws frequently provide slightly different protections makes it difficult to understand and exercise your rights.
At Walker Law, our San Diego employment law attorneys will sort through the details to make sure you get the representation you deserve. Our attorneys will hear your case and figure out what laws will best serve you for the justice you seek. Call today for your free consultation.