Employment Law Attorney
If you feel you have not been treated fairly in the workplace, contact a Newport Beach CA employment law attorney. As an employee, you have rights. Federal laws such as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and the Americans With Disabilities Act work to provide you with a fair employment environment. The State of California has additional laws that further protect workers.
At Rubin Law Corporation, we have extensive experience working with people who have faced discrimination and other inequities in the workplace. Contact us today to find out more about how we can protect your rights.
Types of Employment Cases We Handle
With more than 20 years of experience in employment litigation, attorney Steven Rubin knows the laws and legal procedures that apply to employment cases. He’s not afraid to go up against an employer and fight for your rights. Rubin Law Corporation can help with an array of employment legal case types.
If an employer fires you for an illegal reason, you may have been wrongfully terminated. Wrongful termination often happens when an employee reports harassment or discrimination or speaks up about illegal practices in the business. A Newport Beach CA employment law attorney can help you seek damages or reinstatement of your job, if you desire.
Most types of discrimination in the workplace are illegal. Federal law protects employees from discrimination based on characteristics such as race, sex, disability, religion, and age. However, California law extends that to protect sexual orientation, gender identity, medical conditions, marital status, and genetic information. If you feel you’ve been discriminated against based on any of these characteristics, then you may have a case against your employer.
Discrimination in the workplace can take two forms:
- Harassment or the formation of a hostile work environment; or
- Illegal discrimination through key employment decisions.
When you face harassment based on a protected characteristic, you may be able to file a lawsuit against your employer to correct the situation. You may also be eligible for other damages through a hostile work environment claim.
If key employment decisions are being made based on discriminatory practices, then you may be able to recoup anything you’ve lost because of those decisions. This may include hiring, firing, promotions, and other employment decisions that impact your work.
A Newport Beach CA employment law attorney can evaluate your situation as well as help you file claims under state law, federal codes, or both.
If someone is creating a hostile work environment by sexually harassing you, they may be discriminating against you based on your sex, gender, or identity. Sexual harassment often involves unwanted advancements or repeated sexual comments or jokes. A one-off comment may not qualify as sexual harassment. However, if someone is making comments repeatedly or frequently enough to create a hostile work environment, then it may be sexual harassment. It’s best to consult with a Newport Beach CA employment law attorney to find out what you can do about sexual harassment in the workplace.
Wage and Hour Claims
If your employer has not paid you properly for regular wages or overtime, then you may have a wage and hour claim against them. Even if you are salaried, you may have a claim against your employer. Employees are often misclassified, which impacts their collection of wages. A Newport Beach employment law attorney can review your specific situation and help you file a claim.
If your employer is doing something illegal and you report it, your employer cannot retaliate against you for that action. State and federal laws protect employees who report wrongdoing that is not in the best interest of the public. For example, if you report your restaurant employer to the California Department of Public Health, your employer cannot fire you. If they do, you should contact a Newport Beach CA employment law attorney.
Executives and Professionals
People who have moved higher up the employment ladder often have to deal with complex employment issues. Executives and professionals often have contracts and salaried issues to face. A Newport Beach CA employment law attorney can help you manage your own best interests.
The entertainment industry can be dark, especially for those employed by large entertainment corporations. Contracts should be reviewed by a Newport Beach CA employment law attorney, and any issues that arise should be dealt with swiftly.
Call a Newport Beach CA Employment Law Attorney Today
If you feel your employer treated you unfairly or in a way that violates a state or federal law in Orange County, you need a lawyer who can advocate for you. Your employer will have a team of attorneys to back them up. You need an attorney who can help you fight back. Call a Newport Beach CA employment law attorney at Rubin Law Corporation today.