Many California and federal laws are in place to protect employees’ rights. Many employers count on the fact that most employees do not understand the laws to protect them.
The lawyers at JML Law, A Professional Law Corporation in Woodland Hills, have been representing workers treated unfairly or wrongfully fired for over 40 years. During that time, JML Law has taken employers to the California Supreme Court to protect our clients’ rights in Los Angeles County, Orange County, San Francisco, and throughout California.
At JML Law, our discrimination attorneys represent employees in Los Angeles County, Orange County, San Francisco, and throughout California who have suffered unlawful discrimination on the job and bring discrimination claims on behalf of employees.
There are many reasons why your employment may have been terminated, but if the reason given constitutes wrongful termination, you should seek legal representation immediately. At JML Law, we have the knowledge, resources, and experience to provide the outstanding legal service you deserve.
Employers who needlessly punish employees for engaging in legally protected activities are committing a form of retaliation. Punishable through civil litigation, retaliation costs employees their reputation and financial stability, not to mention their opportunity to advance within the company. At JML Law, we’ll provide a retaliation attorney well-versed in employment law for clients seeking financial retribution.
If you’ve been subjected to harassment in your workplace, there’s a good chance you’ve already suffered severe emotional distress. No occupation is immune from various forms of harassment, and while most complaints come from women, several are filed by men, too. The legal team at JML Law is standing by to hear your story and is ready to fight for the justice you are entitled to.
Employees try hard to follow workplace rules, perform their jobs, and climb the company ladder. Sometimes, companies themselves don’t obey laws of ethics and moral standards. When employees finally ‘blow the whistle’, retaliation may happen. At JML Law, our highly experienced attorneys can litigate alongside whistleblowers who were harassed, terminated, or physically for reporting internal wrongdoing.
When an employer makes a false statement that defames an employee’s character, that employee may have the right to sue the employer for defamation. Workplace defamation can have a serious and long-lasting impact on your reputation, career advancement, and employment prospects. At JML Law, our qualified and experienced Los Angeles employment defamation attorneys will investigate your case immediately.
Employers who breached their duty to pay medical and retirement benefits owed under The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) can be held civilly liable. As ERISA mandates employee pension plans and benefits, a minimal standard of providing benefits when requested must be upheld. The legal team at JML Law has recovered millions for retirees denied their pensions and workers denied medical benefits, and we are standing by to help if you are going through this issue.
Workplace disturbances that upset workers deter their ability to perform duties, or threaten their well-being constitute hostile environments. Employees are under no obligation to accept continuous hostility, though many feel their standard of living will suffer if they leave their positions. Those exposed to unwarranted hostile actions, whether from another employee or employer directly, may be entitled to compensation. JML Law provides exceptional legal counsel to those seeking an experienced hostile work environment attorney.
Our employment law attorneys are creative, compassionate, and seasoned. We litigate the full spectrum of employment claims and dispute topics. We understand that losing a job can have a devastating effect on not only our clients’ financial well-being but also on their emotional well-being and that of their families. We are sympathetic to our client’s needs and will help them obtain professional medical help if necessary. We handle challenging cases involving large corporations and complex, consequential non-compete agreements. We stand up for the rights of employees and groups of employees in claims involving:
We have the resources, experience, and network of expertise to represent your case in any legal forum. We guide you through state and federal legal procedures, claim filing, and lawsuit filing if necessary.
In all cases, it is important to consult an experienced employment law attorney as soon as possible. Short statutes of limitations apply in many cases, and achieving justice and fair compensation in your case may take time. In many instances, it is critical that employees obtain legal counsel even while still employed to protect their rights. We are here to provide that counsel.
Loss of employment, discrimination, harassment, unlawful restrictive covenants and other employment law violations in California have significant financial consequences for most people. Additionally, many of our clients suffer traumatic psychological consequences.
We will work to ensure that you are fairly compensated, your rights are protected and your future holds promise. Our attorneys specialize in employment law for executives, salespeople, engineers, tech industry workers, hospitality workers, service industry workers, union employees, nonprofit organization employees among others.
Employees in California are protected under both federal and state laws concerning discrimination in the workplace. In general, the protections afforded at the federal level coincide with those at the state level, though California does offer additional protection above and beyond what federal law offers. Generally, it is illegal to discriminate against a person based on their
In addition to these protections, the state of California also affords certain rights to undocumented migrants. This is a group of workers that historically suffers from significant persecution from employers in the workplace, but we want you to know that these employees do have legal recourse when it comes to illegal treatment.
Additionally, the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission states that sexual harassment in the workplace is defined as:
In California, workers who have been discriminated against, experienced harassment, been wrongfully terminated, or experienced wage fraud may be entitled to various types of compensation for their claim. At JML Law, our qualified Los Angeles employment law attorneys are regularly able to help clients recover the following:
The total amount of compensation available for these claims will vary depending on the facts and circumstances surrounding each particular situation. A skilled employment law attorney in LA will thoroughly investigate the claim and help determine the appropriate amount that you should be entitled to.
As with any other lawsuit, there are deadlines in place for employment law cases. In California, most claimants will seek to pursue relief under federal law. However, a person must file their complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) within 300 days from the date of the last alleged unlawful act in the workplace. Often, this coincides with the date of a person’s wrongful termination, but it may include the date when a person last experienced discrimination or harassment in the workplace.
After a claim has been filed with the EEOC, the claimant will need to request a “Right-to-Sue” letter from the agency. If the claimant received this letter, they will have 90 days to file their lawsuit in federal court.
For employment law cases that revolve around unpaid wages or wage fraud, the claim generally needs to be filed in civil court or with the California Labor Commission within three years from the date the wages were earned but subsequently not paid.
We handle all cases on a contingency fee basis. We don’t get paid unless we obtain a favorable settlement or verdict in your case.