Although many laws protect workers in California from harassment, discrimination, and other forms of unlawful workplace treatment, employers violate these laws all the time, leaving victims with financial losses, emotional distress, and other challenges.
If you’ve faced unlawful treatment or retaliation at work, you have the right to hire a California employment lawyer. At Domb & Rauchwerger, our attorneys have the experience necessary to file a strong claim on your behalf and hold your employer liable for the losses you’ve suffered.
What does a California Employment Lawyer Do?
California’s laws provide workers with a number of protections that improve working conditions, safeguard protected groups from harassment, and more. It’s an employment lawyer’s job to help you take legal action against your employer when your rights are violated.
An attorney can build a strong claim on your behalf, guide you through the legal process, and make sure you have the best chance possible at obtaining financial remedies. The right employment attorney for your claim should have extensive experience handling cases like yours. At our firm, we’ve worked on countless cases involving the following matters:
If you’ve been fired from your job because you requested medical leave, are part of a protected class, or reported an illegal activity occurring at your workplace, you may be eligible to pursue remedies by filing a wrongful termination claim.
However, just because you’ve been fired on bad terms doesn’t mean your discharge violated the law. You’ll need to work with an experienced employment lawyer from California to find out if you have grounds for a claim. If you do, our firm can construct a facts-based claim on your behalf and fight for the results you need to move past your unlawful firing.
Getting wrongfully terminated from your job because of your race, gender, pregnancy status, transgender identity, or other protected category is a form of employment discrimination. That said, you don’t have to be fired to have experienced discrimination at work. There are many types of employment discrimination that you may be entitled to seek compensation for.
The Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Fair Employment and Housing Act, and several other laws, protect you from experiencing the following types of adverse employment actions because of your protected status:
- Pay cut
- Failure to promote or hire
- Negative performance review
- Relief of certain job duties
Our California employment lawyers understand how demeaning and painful it can be to experience harassment in the workplace. That’s why we’re here to guide you through the legal process and get the outcome you need to deal with the emotional distress and financial challenges you’ve been burdened with due to workplace harassment.
Whether you’ve experienced verbal, physical, or visual workplace harassment motivated by a protected category or if you’re a victim of sexual harassment, our team will stand by your side and fight for your right to compensation. We’re closely familiar with all forms of harassment, including quid pro quo and hostile work environment sexual harassment.
No matter what kind of harassment you’ve faced, our attorneys can work hard to investigate your case, hold your employer liable, and get the financial remedies you’re owed.
Unfortunately, many employers respond to discrimination claims, sexual harassment reports, and other protected activities with acts of retaliation. A protected activity is one that the law allows you to engage in without facing adverse employment actions. Examples of such activities include the following:
- Requesting reasonable accommodations for a disability or a protected leave of absence
- Reporting workplace activities that you believe to be illegal
- Filing a complaint about your employer with the California Labor Commissioner or another government entity
- Participating in a government investigation that involves your employer
If your employer has fired you, lowered your pay, or given you a poor performance review because you engaged in one of the above-mentioned activities or another protected activity, our California employment attorneys are here for you. We can assess your situation, determine if you’re eligible to file a claim, and work tirelessly to obtain justice and damages.
Other Forms of Unlawful Workplace Treatment We Can Combat
Wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, and retaliation are only a few examples of the forms of unlawful workplace treatment our employment attorneys from California can take legal action against. You can count on us to provide effective legal advice and representation if you’ve experienced any of the following:
- Denial of reasonable accommodation or leave of absence requests for your disability
- Employee misclassification, either because your employer has misclassified you as an independent contractor when you should be an employee, or because your employer has misclassified you as an exempt employee when you are a non-exempt employee
- Unpaid minimum wage or overtime pay
- Not receiving adequate meal and rest breaks
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Compensation We Can Fight for
Experiencing discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and other types of unlawful treatment from your employer can lead to a lot of struggles and hardships. Not only can such forms of treatment impact your finances, but they can also hurt your future employment opportunities and mental health.
The good news is that our employment lawyers from California can identify all the losses you’ve taken on, determine how much compensation you’re owed, and fight for the remedies you need to get your career back on track.
Depending on the type of claim you’re filing, you could receive one or more of the following remedies from a winning case:
- Front pay
- Back pay
- Employers must put a plan in place that prevents future discrimination, harassment, etc.
- Emotional distress
- Punitive damages, if appropriate
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How Much does an Employment Lawyer Cost in California?
While it’s clear that working with an employment lawyer on your case can help you get the best results possible, you might be wondering if it’s cost-effective to hire an attorney. The good news is that we operate on a contingency-fee basis.
We do not bill you by the hour or charge any upfront fee. Instead, we only get paid a percentage if we are able to get you a recovery. If we don’t win your case, we won’t charge you at all.
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Don’t Quit Your Job Until You’ve Spoken to a Lawyer
If you are being discriminated against at your job or are facing another form of unlawful treatment, you should avoid quitting until you’ve spoken to an attorney. While in some cases, quitting your job may be considered “constructive termination,” it’s probably in your best interest to keep working for the time being.
Constructive termination refers to a situation where your employer makes your work environment so unbearable that you have no choice but to quit your job. Since the majority of cases don’t qualify as constructive termination, quitting your job before you hire an attorney will most likely hurt your chances of recovering financial remedies.
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Zack Domb & Devin Rauchwerger were both former partners at one of the largest employment defense law firms in the United States. In their previous positions, Domb & Rauchwerger protected Fortune 500 employers from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims.
As a result, our firm is closely familiar with the techniques employment defense attorneys use to deflect and delegitimize claims like yours. We can use our insider knowledge to stand strong against your employer’s legal team and get the results you deserve.
Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with a California employment lawyer and get the experienced advocacy you need to win your case.