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Michael J. Berry AttorneyAt MJB Law Group, we understand that your job is more than just a source of income. It is a significant part of your life and identity. You’ve invested considerable time and energy into advancing your career, and when your workplace rights are violated, it can be a devastating experience.

Unfortunately, the long-term effects of employment issues can stay with you, causing emotional distress and financial hardship. When your employer or another coworker violates your workplace rights, you may not know what to do or where to turn for help.

The Tustin employment lawyers at MJB Law Group are committed to advocating for employee rights throughout Orange County and across California to ensure that justice is served. We believe that every worker deserves to be treated fairly and with respect. Whether you have been discriminated against, wrongfully terminated, or denied fair compensation, we will work tirelessly to protect your rights and seek the compensation you deserve.

Our Tustin Employment Lawyers Have Experience Handling Workplace Violations

The California employment lawyers at MJB Law Group are dedicated to protecting employee rights in California. We will stand up for you when it seems darkest, so you can obtain the justice you deserve. Our areas of expertise include but are not limited to:

Workplace Discrimination: Every individual has the right to a fair and equal opportunity in their employment, regardless of their race, color, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, military or veteran status, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information.

Discrimination can take various forms, including harassment, unequal pay, denial of promotions or training opportunities, and wrongful termination.

If you have been discriminated against, our Tustin employment law attorneys can help you get the justice you deserve.

Sexual Harassment: Every employee has the right to work in an environment free from harassment and discrimination. Sexual harassment can include sexual advances, unwanted physical touching, or sexual jokes. This behavior creates an uncomfortable and hostile work environment, negatively affecting the victim’s well-being and work performance.

If you feel that you’ve been sexually harassed, we can help you get the justice you deserve. Contact us for a free claim evaluation.

Retaliation: Retaliation in the workplace is a severe violation of your rights as an employee. It is also against the law. Employers cannot take negative action against employees for engaging in protected activities, such as reporting discrimination, sexual harassment, unsafe working conditions, unpaid or unequal wages, or other illegal activities.

If you believe you have been the victim of retaliation in the workplace, you have the right to take legal action and seek justice.

Whistleblower: California law protects employees who report their employer’s or co-workers’ illegal activities or violations. This is known as “whistleblowing.” When employees blow the whistle on illegal activity, the law prohibits their employers from retaliating against them.

At our firm, we protect employees who speak up and work tirelessly to hold their employers accountable.

Wage Theft: You should be paid fairly for the work you perform. However, not all employers do so. Your employer is required by law to pay you at least minimum wage, pay for all the hours you have worked, and provide overtime pay if you have worked more than eight hours a day or 40 hours a week.

Unfortunately, some employers engage in wage theft, which involves various illegal practices such as failing to pay commissions owed or due, not paying for missed meals and rest breaks, withholding paid sick leave, failing to reimburse employees for work-related expenses, and making unlawful deductions from your paycheck.

If you suspect that your employer is committing wage theft, you have the right to take action to protect yourself. Our legal team has extensive experience handling wage and hour disputes and can help you understand your rights under the law.

Meal and Break Violations: As an hourly employee in California, you have the right to take meal and rest breaks during your workday. These breaks are essential for your health and well-being, and California law requires your employer to provide them. If your employer fails to provide the required meal and rest breaks, they are breaking the law, and you may be entitled to compensation.

You may be entitled to significant compensation if you are not getting your breaks. Our Tustin attorneys can help. Call us today!

Misclassification: Misclassification occurs when an employer wrongly classifies you as an independent contractor instead of an employee, depriving you of essential rights and protections under California law. This can result in significant financial losses for the affected employees.

If you feel you have been misclassified, we can take legal action to protect your rights and recover compensation for any losses you have suffered.

Health & Safety: Under the California Labor Code, all employers in California must provide workers with a safe and healthy workplace. They must identify and fix potential hazards and have safety measures to prevent injury and illness. If employees raise concerns about unsafe or unhealthy working conditions, the law protects against retaliation from their employer.

You should not face punishment when you bring up health and safety issues. Our Tustin employment lawyers can protect your rights and fight back after facing unfair treatment.

Leave Violations: California law provides numerous protections for employees who need to take a leave of absence, including maternity leave, disability leave, caring for a sick member, and attending to one’s health needs. Employers must provide eligible employees with protected leave and must not discriminate or retaliate against them for exercising their rights to leave.

If you feel you were terminated and/or punished for exercising your rights to a leave of absence from work, we can help you get the justice you deserve.

Our Employment Law Firm Serves Orange County and Southern California

Our team of experienced Tustin employment lawyers serve all of Orange County and understand the complexities of California employment law and the intricacies of workplace dynamics. We take the time to learn more about your unique situation and tailor our approach to meet your specific needs. Our extensive knowledge and resources enable us to handle even the most challenging employment cases.

At MJB Law Group, we are passionate about empowering employees and holding employers accountable for their actions. Contact us for a FREE case evaluation and consultation. Call us today at (949) 266-0880 or fill out our confidential contact form.