Employment Law

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Employment Law

MJB Law Group understands the importance of your job. Your job is your livelihood. You spend more time at your job than you do with your family. Your job can become a part of your identity. When your workplace rights are violated, it can be both financially and emotionally devastating. We are dedicated to protecting employee rights and will be there to help you obtain the justice you deserve. Our areas of expertise in employment law include, but are not limited to, the following:

Discrimination

 

Workplace discrimination is unlawful. This means it is illegal for an employer or co-worker to discriminate against you because of your 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. If you feel you have been discriminated against for any of these reasons, we can help you get the justice you deserve. Contact us for a free case evaluation.

Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment is illegal and can take many forms. Sexual harassment could be unwelcome sexual advances, unwanted physical touching, sexual jokes or other visual, verbal, or physical conduct of a sexual nature. This includes gender/sex-based harassment of a person of the same sex as the harasser. If you feel you have been sexually harassed, we can help you get the justice you deserve. Contact us for a free case evaluation.

Retaliation

Workplace retaliation due to engaging in protected activities is illegal. Unlawful retaliation will usually involve a termination of employment or a demotion after an employee has complained about something. This will include, but is not limited to, complaints about discrimination, sexual harassment, unlawful activity, unsafe work conditions, health and safety violations, not being paid wages or being paid unequally, and many more. The matter complained about does not necessarily have to be something that happened to you. If you feel you have been unlawfully retaliated against, we can help you get the justice you deserve. Contact us for a free case evaluation.

Whistle Blowing

California law protects employees who “blow the whistle.” This means that if you complain because your employer or coworker is violating the law and get terminated or demoted for lodging the complaints, you could be entitled to significant compensation. If you feel you were retaliated against for “whistle blowing,” we can help you get the justice you deserve. Contact us for a free case evaluation.

Health & Safety

California law requires employers to provide employees with a work environment that is safe and healthy. Employers are prohibited from punishing or retaliating against employees for expressing concern about, or reporting, unhealthy or unsafe working conditions. If you feel you were retaliated against for complaining about unsafe or unhealth work conditions, we can help you get the justice you deserve. Contact us for a free case evaluation.

Leave Violations

California law provides numerous protections for employees who need to take a leave of absence for a variety of reasons. This includes, but is not limited to, pregnancy disability leave, baby bonding, caring for a sick family member, and/or your own health reasons. If you feel you were terminated and/or demoted for exercising your rights to a leave of absence from work, we can help you get the justice you deserve. Contact us for a free case evaluation.

Wage Theft

It is unlawful for your employer to commit wage these. Wage theft will generally include, but is not limited to, any of the following: fail to pay you minimum wage; fail to pay you for all hours you worked; fail to pay you overtime at all or the legally required amount for the overtime you worked; failing to pay you commissions owed or due; failing to pay one hour of wage for missed meal and rest breaks; failing to give you paid sick leave; failing to pay you accrued but unused vacation pay at the end of your employment; making unlawful deductions from your paycheck; not paying you final wages on time; and/or failing to reimburse employees for work-related expenses. If you feel your employer is committing wage theft, we can help you get the justice you deserve. Contact us for a free case evaluation.

Meal and Rest Break Violations

California law requires employers to provide their non-exempt, hourly employees with meal and rest breaks. If you are not getting these breaks, you may be entitled to significant compensation. Contact us for a free case evaluation.

Misclassification

It is unlawful for an employer to misclassify you. Misclassification is often found where an employer claims you are an independent contractor so they can avoid paying you overtime and complying with certain wage and hour laws. It can also be found when an employer claims you are exempt and pays you a salary, but you are not exempt for wage and hour laws governing overtime and meal and rest breaks and should be receiving those benefits. If you feel you have been misclassified, you could be entitled to significant compensation. Contact us for a free case evaluation.

Unequal Pay

California law requires employers to pay you the same as employees of a different sex, race and/or ethnicity for substantially similar work. This means that if you are performing nearly the same job as someone of a different sex, race or ethnicity, you should be paid equally. If you feel you are being paid less than someone of the opposite sex, race or ethnicity, you may be entitled to significant compensation. Contact us for a free case evaluation.

Wrongful Termination

California law provides broad protections to employees. Employers often try to hide their unlawful actions and may give you a reason for your termination that sounds legitimate. Trust your instincts and do not believe everything your employer tells you. If you feel you were terminated for unlawful reasons, we can help you get the justice you deserve. Contact us for a free case evaluation.