Southern California Firm Protecting Employees
The Barkhordarian Law Firm has dedicated its services to employees experiencing adversity. Though initially handling workers’ comp-related claims, our firm has since expanded our services to include a wide range of employment law-related cases. If you’ve had your rights violated as a worker, don’t hesitate to reach out to our Los Angeles employment lawyers. With decades of collective experience and a deep understanding of California’s laws, we can provide legal solutions for the most complex issues. Our state’s laws are always changing, which is why you deserve to be represented by a team that remains informed of every single update and can educate you about your rights.
What Is Employment Law?
Employment law is the pillar when it comes to the relationships between employees and employers. These are a collection of laws and regulations that seek to establish a set way for this relationship to be conducted, such as those governing pay, working hours, and other working conditions.
Some of the rights that employees have include:
- The right to be paid fair wages for the work being performed
- The right to a safe work environment that is free from dangerous conditions
- The right to a safe work environment that is free of discrimination and harassment
- The right to not be retaliated against
There are a large number of laws and regulations that employers must follow, and more often than not, they rely on lawyers who focus on employment law in order to assist them. Vice versa, employees need to ensure that labor laws are being enforced and abided by. Many employees turn to employment lawyers in order to check if their employer has violated any laws and ensure their rights are being upheld.
Employment Law Violations
If you’re unsure of whether or not your employer has violated your rights, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team. Our attorneys have years of experience to help determine if your work situation meets the eligibility requirements for California’s employment law violations.
Our team frequently handles cases involving the following types of violations:
Discrimination or Harassment
If you’ve been discriminated against or harassed at work because of your gender, race, or other protected characteristic, you may be eligible to take legal action. The California Fair Employment and Housing Act makes it illegal for employers to discriminate based on things like sexual orientation, ancestry, race, physical disability, and more.
Discrimination and harassment cases we handle include:
- Age discrimination
- Gender discrimination
- Race discrimination
- Hostile work environment
- Sexual harassment
- Disability discrimination
Wage and Hour Violations
You have worked “off the clock” without receiving compensation, or have worked more than eight hours in a day without being paid overtime, your rights have been violated and your employer must be held responsible. Similarly, an employer is violating your rights if they’re denying you meal periods and rest breaks. Employees can file wage and hour claims against their employers.
Wrongful Termination & Retaliation
Were you fired because you complained about being the victim of harassment, or because you complained about unlawful activities taking place at your job? You may be able to take legal action if you can prove that you were terminated for an illegal reason. Hiring an attorney is essential because these claims can be incredibly difficult to prove. California also has whistleblower protection laws in place to prevent employers from retaliating against employees who see and report violations.
Being Classified as an Independent Contractor
Were you classified as an independent contractor, a commissioned salesperson, or a piece-rate worker and not paid overtime or given breaks? It’s common for employers to classify their workers as independent contractors so they don’t have to provide them with protections like paid sick leave or minimum wage. Employee misclassification is a violation of California’s labor laws and legal action can be taken against the employer in question.
How We Can Help
Our lawyers know our state’s labor laws inside and out and have the resources needed to determine whether your employer is in violation and can be held accountable. We understand how overwhelming this time may be for you, and it can be daunting to speak out against your employer. We can protect you every step of the way and make sure you achieve your legal goals without having to sacrifice more than you already have.
Call our Los Angeles employment lawyers today for help at (888) 514-5112. We’re happy to meet with you in our office and learn more about your unique issue.