Everyone working in California has unique legal protections designed to shield them from unfair and exploitative employment practices. Employers throughout California in all industries must adhere to strict laws pertaining to how they hire, fire, and compensate their employees. Unfortunately, that does not always happen. There are times that employers try to cut corners in paying employees minimum wage and overtime, discriminate on the basis of an employee’s identity, or retaliate against an employee for whistleblowing.
Our team at MM Law is dedicated to representing employees throughout California in all industries, across all professions, and at all employment levels. Our attorneys help employees understand and protect their rights against injustices in the workplace. In fact, many employees do not even realize that their rights have been violated until they consult an attorney.If you have encountered any legal issue with an employer in Glendale, CA, please consult with us as soon as possible, so we can work with you to preserve your legal rights and explore all of your options for obtaining justice, compensation, and other appropriate relief.
You might think you can resolve your current legal situation with your employer on your own, saving money on attorneys’ fees. However, the reality is that any employment-related legal dispute can be far more challenging to resolve than the average person is prepared to handle. In addition, these cases often involve very complex legal statutes, and most employers have access to powerful legal counsel that the average person could not hope to match on their own.
Hiring an experienced Glendale employment lawyer dramatically increases your chances of success with your case. You will be able to focus on your personal life and professional obligations while your attorney handles your case proceedings on your behalf. In addition, they can assist you in making informed decisions about your case, help you determine the best strategies for approaching your proceedings, and guide you through every phase of your case as efficiently as possible.
Ultimately, the outcome of your current employment dispute has the potential to impact your life in several ways for years to come. It’s vital to have legal counsel you can trust on your side as your case begins to unfold. We offer client-focused legal counsel in every accepted case. You can rely on your Glendale employment attorney for ongoing support and guidance through your case proceedings until you reach the best possible results.
Our team at MM Law offers comprehensive legal representation for a wide range of employment cases in Glendale, CA, including:
Employers across all industries in the Glendale, CA, area must meet strict legal requirements for compensating their employees. If your employer has failed to pay you properly, refused you overtime pay, or taken unlawful deductions from your paycheck, you have the right to seek compensation for your lost income and any other damages inflicted by your employer’s actions.
When it comes to discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, all employers in California must follow strict laws and regulations set forth by the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (called “FEHA”). If you believe an employer discriminated or retaliated against you in any way, or if you have been harassed and mistreated at work based on your race, religion, age, or other protected characteristic, we can provide compassionate and responsive legal counsel.
It’s also essential to note that you cannot be fired, demoted, paid less, or treated differently for opening a harassment or other employment case against your employer. State and federal laws prohibit retaliation in this manner to ensure that employees always feel safe to come forward. If your employer is engaging in retaliatory behavior because you came forward with a complaint, you can take further legal action.
Employment cases can be incredibly daunting for employees who do not typically have access to the same breadth of professional legal resources as their employers. You may feel intimidated by the thought of filing any legal action against an employer, especially one with a strong in-house legal team. Whatever your case entails, you can rest assured that our team will work closely with you through every phase of your case, ultimately helping you reach the best possible result and holding your employer accountable for any mistreatment you’ve experienced at work.
Every employment case filed in Glendale, CA, will unfold uniquely. If your case involves illegal harassment or discrimination in your workplace, you cannot directly sue your employer in California. Our team can help you to file a Department of Fair Employment and Housing complaint if that is the appropriate course of action. Otherwise, you may proceed with a civil claim against your employer.
If your case involves a wage and hour dispute, our Glendale employment lawyers will help you calculate the compensation you should have received from your employer and likely initiate settlement negotiations to help you secure what the employer owes you.
As far as damages are concerned, the amount you could potentially receive from a successful case largely depends on the nature of your complaint. For example, you could seek reinstatement and compensation for back pay if you were wrongfully terminated due to illegal discrimination. You may also seek compensation for lost future earnings and benefits, and California state law allows civil claim plaintiffs to seek compensation for emotional distress. If you are unsure of the potential value of your case and the various damages you can seek, it’s vital to consult our experienced attorneys as soon as possible.
Our team at MM Law has the experience and resources you need to better understand your legal options regarding any type of dispute with an employer. We take a client-focused approach to employment disputes, learning as much as possible about a client’s situation and carefully reviewing all evidence in play to develop a cohesive and functional legal strategy on the client’s behalf.
We understand the stress and anxiety that employment disputes can create and want to assist you in approaching your case with peace of mind. If you are ready to discuss your employment dispute with a Glendale employment attorney, contact our team at MM Law to schedule a free initial consultation.