Resolute California Employment Law Firm Stands with Workers
Understanding attorney helps resolve workplace rights violations for clients
Workplace disputes with employers often cause great anxiety and stress. Workers may be worried about losing their jobs and how they will pay their bills. If you are facing an issue at work, M Law Attorneys in Pasadena can help. Our skilled attorney is deeply familiar with California employment law and assists workers throughout the Los Angeles area who are facing discriminatory practices, wage disputes, unsafe working conditions and other issues.
Determined lawyer aids workers facing discrimination, defamation and retaliation
There are a variety of ways employers may cause their workers undue and unlawful stress and hardship. These illegal workplace practices include:
- Discrimination and sexual harassment — State law protects workers from discrimination and harassment based on protected characteristics such as race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, gender or sexual orientation.
- Defamation — Employers who intentionally say false and negative things that damage an employee’s reputation and cause them actual harm, such as preventing them from getting another job or promotion, may be liable for defamation.
- Whistleblower retaliation — Employees who are retaliated against for reporting an employers’ illegal or unethical activities can sue the employer per whistleblower protection laws.
If you are facing discrimination, retaliation or defamation, our lawyer will stand up for your right to a harassment-free workplace and help you explore your legal options.
Experienced legal firm answers questions about wage and termination disputes
You depend on your employer to pay you fairly, but what happens when they don’t pay the overtime or other wages you are owed? In California, if you are an employee who works more than eight hours a day or 40 hours in a week, you are typically entitled to receive one-and-a-half times or more your rate of pay for the extended hours worked. There are some exemptions and exceptions to this law. If you believe overtime or other wages are being unlawfully withheld, our attorney can review your case and advise you. Likewise, if you believe you have been unlawfully terminated or you were laid off and are owed unemployment but it is being denied, they will review the facts of your matter and counsel you about your options.
Committed attorney assists clients alleging unsafe working conditions
Every employee has the right to work in a safe environment, so when an employer does not provide it, employees should report safety violations. If nothing is done, or they are not comfortable making a report to their employer, workers can file a complaint with Cal/OSHA, the state agency responsible for enforcing workplace safety laws. You can also refuse to work if there is not enough time to report the unsafe condition to Cal/OSHA and there is no reasonable alternative to completing the work without accepting the risk. By law, employers cannot punish you for reporting unsafe conditions. If you have been the victim of retaliation, we can advise you on how to take legal action against your employer.
Contact a steadfast California law firm for help with your employment problem
The California employment law firm of M Law Attorneys in Pasadena protects the interests of Los Angeles area workers who are facing rights’ violations and other legal problems with their employers. To schedule a free consultation with our attorney, call our firm at 626-626-4422 or contact us online.