Employment Law Attorney
At Rubin Law Corporation, we are dedicated to protecting employees from behavior and practices that don’t belong in the workplace. Anti-discriminatory laws exist at both the federal and state levels. In addition to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act, California’s anti-discrimination laws give employees added legal protection.
If you think you have been the victim of discrimination based on your race, gender, or age or other characteristics, turn to a Fullerton CA employment law attorney at Rubin Law Corporation for help. We can help you hold your employer accountable for their unethical behavior.
Types of Cases We Handle
Steve Rubin has over 20 years of litigation experience in the field of employment law. We have a proven track record of prosecuting civil rights suits, as well as wage theft/misclassified employee lawsuits, against employers. As experienced negotiators, we may be able to help you resolve your case in your best interest.
Most of the time you can quit, or your employer can terminate your employment, for any reason. However, if your employer fired you because you complained about the behavior of a more senior employee or a peer, as retaliation for whistleblowing, or because you refused to comply with an unethical practice, you are the victim of wrongful termination. Also, your employer cannot legally demote you as a result of any of the situations described above. A Fullerton CA employment law attorney can help you fight back against wrongful termination.
Every employee should know that federal law prohibits discrimination by race, sex, disability, religion, and age. California law adds more protection for employees, making it illegal to discriminate against a person based on;
- sexual orientation,
- gender identity or nonconformity,
- medical condition,
- genetic information, or
- marital status.
A Fullerton CA employment law attorney can represent you in the two types of discrimination lawsuits governing employers.
1. Alleged workplace harassment or hostile work environment
This type of discrimination occurs when an individual is subjected to a recurring pattern of abusive behavior due to his or her race, sexual orientation, or gender. If you are the target of jokes or inappropriate comments, you are working in a hostile environment. The law requires your employer to investigate your complaint and correct the situation.
2. Alleged key employment decisions based on illegal discrimination
The law bars employers from making decisions about hiring, promoting, or firing based on discriminatory reasons.
Unwanted sexual advances, inappropriate or suggestive language, or requests for sexual favors are sexual harassment and constitute a hostile work environment. When an employee reports such behavior to their supervisor or Human Resources department, your employer is under legal obligation to resolve the situation. If they fail to address your complaint and rectify the problem, then you may be able to bring a suit against the company.
Wage and Hour Claims
You have the right to get all the pay you deserve for the work you perform. A common employment lawsuit involves the misclassification of an employee. An employee who is paid by the hour is entitled to overtime pay. Your employer may classify you as an independent contractor instead of an hourly employee in order to avoid paying overtime.
Most executives and professionals are salaried employees and don’t receive overtime. If you’re on salary but your work does not qualify as executive or professional, and your employer still expects you to work overtime, this is another way for your employer to avoid paying overtime.
If you report your employer for illegal or criminal wrongdoing, they are prohibited from retaliating against you under the law. Your employer cannot retaliate against you if you report a situation or practice that may result in harm to the public or others. If you experience retaliation, you can sue your employer.
Executives and Professionals
It takes a lot of effort, education, and experience to the rise to the level of an executive position or to be recognized as a professional. Many such employees are subject to contractual clauses as part of their employment. If you believe a portion of your contract is not in your best interest, a Fullerton CA employment law attorney can provide sound advice to help you decide the best course of action in your case.
Enjoying entertainment and working in the entertainment industry are two different things. The realities of the so-called glamorous lifestyle can result in challenges for employees in the entertainment industry. Contracts are a common condition of employment; a Fullerton CA employment law attorney can review your agreement as well as advise you about areas that may put you at a disadvantage.
Speak to a Fullerton CA Employment Law Attorney Today
Take control of your career and protect yourself from discriminatory practices. Contact a Fullerton CA employment law attorney at Rubin Law Corporation to learn more about how we can help.