Employment Law Attorney
Protecting employees against discrimination and unethical practices is our goal at Rubin Law Corporation. For over 20 years, we have had a track record for negotiating successful outcomes for our clients, and we can do the same for you.
Federal law prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, gender, and disability. California law holds employers to a higher standard and prohibits employment discrimination against individuals who are gay, transgender, or gender non-conforming. To learn more about how an Orange CA employment law attorney can help you deal with workplace discrimination and other unfair practices, read on.
For the most part, employment is undertaken on an at-will basis, which means employers can terminate an employee without giving a reason, and employees can quit their jobs without giving a reason. However, if you suspect you are terminated as a result of discrimination, you should consult an Orange, CA employment law attorney right away.
Wrongful termination is being fired for a discriminatory reason, such as age, race, or religion. Also, your employer cannot fire you for lodging a complaint against them or because you reported their illegal activities. Termination under these circumstances is considered retaliation and is against the law.
Federal law prohibits discrimination by race, religion, gender/sex, age, or disability. In the workplace, discrimination is categorized in two ways.
The first type alleges that an employer is discriminating when making personnel decisions, such as hiring, firing, and promotions. For example, an employer cannot refuse to give an application to people of a particular race or religion. Another example is refusing to promote an employee who filed a complaint against the company.
The other type of discrimination is harassment or creating a hostile work environment. If you are the object of jokes, inappropriate comments, name-calling, or in extreme cases, physical assault, it’s considered harassment. The law requires your employer to investigate your complaint and correct the situation.
The “Me Too” movement has raised the collective awareness about sexual harassment. Employers are legally responsible for the prevention and resolution of any instances of sexual harassment.
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 required to resolve the situation.
If you reported sexual harassment and your employer failed to address your complaint, visit an Orange, CA employment law attorney for advice. We have zero tolerance for sexual harassment.
Wage and Hourly Issues
Many wage-related lawsuits are related to the practice of employee misclassification. Under this practice, workers are classified as independent contractors rather than employees to save the company money.
When you’re treated as an independent contractor, your employer doesn’t have to pay for benefits, taxes, or workman?s compensation. You lose health benefits, pay more in taxes, and are not covered by unemployment insurance. Not only is that illegal, but it’s also unfair. An Orange CA employment law attorney will make sure you get everything you’re entitled to.
If you act in good faith and report illegal or criminal activity being committed by your employer, they are prohibited from discriminating against you or retaliating in any way. If you experience retaliation, you may be able to sue your employer.
Executives and Professionals
You’ve worked hard and finally made it to the top of your profession. It’s likely that your employment includes a contract that spells out the working relationship between you and your employer. Whenever you receive a contract as part of your job, be sure to consult an Orange, CA employment law attorney before you sign it. We can help you understand the terms of the contract and identify clauses that may not be in your best interest. You can ask for changes to your agreement, as you make sure you request them before you sign.
Entertainment Industry Contracts
When you work in the entertainment industry, it’s essential that you understand your contract. While many people think of the industry as all glamour and excitement, some considerations are unique to this business. Depending on your role in the industry, your contract may specify when and where you work, special considerations, or travel requirements. We know what to look for while reviewing entertainment contracts and can help you get the best deal.
If you believe your rights are being violated or you’re being discriminated against, speak to an attorney at Rubin Law Corporation. We will prosecute employers who violate your rights and conduct their businesses contrary to discrimination law.
Consult an Orange, CA Employment Law Attorney Today
Protect yourself from discriminatory and unlawful practices. Contact an Orange, CA employment law attorney today to learn more about how Rubin Law Corporation can help.
About Our Law Firm
When there are serious problems at work, they affect your entire life. With over 25 years of experience in helping Orange County clients get the justice and the damages that they deserve, Rubin Law Corporation is ready and eager to help you in your harassment, disability, or wrongful termination lawsuit.
Rubin Law Corporation gives exceptional, individualized attention to each client and their concerns. We pride ourselves in maintaining high ethical standards as we represent employees in wage and hour cases, disability discrimination cases, and other violations under federal and California federal law. We understand that facing wage disputes, harassment, or discrimination at work is emotionally distressing.
Call 213-224-9347 to speak to an employment lawyer about your employment discrimination, wrongful termination, or harassment case. We care about workers in Orange County and have helped clients in a variety of sectors, from large hospitals and major retailers to Fortune 500 companies.
About The Lawyer
Rubin Law Corporation is an employment law firm that has been helping clients in Newport Beach in their wrongful termination, workplace discrimination, harassment, and whistleblower retaliation cases for decades. Mr. Steven M. Rubin, the founder of Rubin Law Corporation, is an active member of Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles, California Employment Lawyers Association, Los Angeles County Bar Association, and the National Employment Lawyers Association.
Mr. Rubin built his employee rights law firm by successfully representing clients and developing individualized, strategic approaches to each client’s needs. He is a graduate of Brown University, where he was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest and most prestigious academic honor society in the US. He attended the USC Law Center and graduated in 1979.
How Can an Orange County Employment Lawyer Help?
If you have a valid claim, then we will explain to you your rights under California law, what deadlines you need to meet, and when and what evidence you can provide to us to make your case stronger. Our law firm recommends that you start collecting these key pieces of evidence.
- A copy of your contract and your company or employee handbook
- Copies of emails or other communications, including screenshots of text messages and messages in communication services like Slack, Microsoft Teams, etc.
- A copy of your personnel file, including performance reviews and your attendance records
- Photographs, if applicable, of the conditions of your workplace
- Lewd or sexual photographs or images that were shared with you, if applicable to your harassment case
During your free consultation with an employment lawyer from Rubin Law Corporation, we will discuss with you what we will need from you to build your case, and we can provide advice on what to do as you try to go back to work and maintain your professionalism, which can be very difficult and stressful when you are facing any type of harassment or retaliation.
What Does an Orange County Employment Lawyer Do?
When you have faced workplace discrimination or harassment, an employment lawyer looks into your case and determines which laws apply to your circumstances. During your initial consultation, we determine if you have a valid claim and explain your rights to you. There are many different deadlines depending on your circumstances, and it can be confusing to determine which agency you need to file your complaint with. Our attorneys at Rubin Law Corporation ensure that you meet every obligation necessary. We investigate your claim, verify evidence and build a legal strategy to explain your side.
Your employer will have a team of attorneys representing them who may try to intimidate you, but we have stood up for the rights of employees at major hospitals, retailers, and Fortune 500 companies. We provide aggressive representation for our clients while remaining compassionate and empathetic towards your stress and frustration. We make the process as smooth as possible while fighting for your justice.
Employment Law and Rights
There are various state and federal laws that apply to different cases, such as the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA), Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and others. We explain which state and federal laws apply in your case.
How Do I Know If I Have a Case?
The only way to know whether or not you have a valid claim is to speak to an experienced attorney. A consultation with an Orange County employment lawyer is not only confidential but free with no obligation. Call 213-224-9347 to schedule your consultation with us today.
What Settlement Could I Get?
Call us today to find out how much you could receive in your settlement. You could receive punitive damages for the disregard of your rights by your employer, reinstatement to your position, back pay, lost wages and loss of benefits, damages for emotional distress, and damage to your reputation or damages for future lost earnings.