Employment and Labor Law
Age discrimination becomes prevalent at work due to lack of knowledge of employers relating to the laws and fear of employers who might retaliate against them.Read More
Civil rights and liberties do not only apply to free speech, right to life, to travel or to vote. The same rights find specific application in the workplace.Read More
Class action lawsuit is a legal term which means that a class of persons can file a single case against one party or one cause of action.Read More
If you are discriminated against because you are physically disabled in some form, then you have a right to fight for your employment rights and seek damages against your employer.Read More
If you are a victim of any of the foregoing type of maltreatment at work, you should know that you have a right to obtain damages against your employer by filing a claim.Read More
There are various laws relating to employment harassment and there are as many legal processes you can take to protect your rights and to pursue your claims against your erring employer.Read More
Employees are protected by law against any form of discrimination, whether in the treatment of employees or the grant of compensation at workplaceRead More
Under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), employees may file for leave for the above mentioned family emergencies.Read More
If you are serious in protecting your rights at work and getting the best compensation you deserve, the only thing that you should do is seek help from our highly skilled employment attorneysRead More
Marital status discrimination at work happens when you are penalized in some form or another by your employer because you are not single or have a husband or a family.Read More
If you really want to obtain the best claim for your damages, you should seek help from top employment lawyers to help you fight for your rights against your employer.Read More
Discriminating against a person is repugnant in any of its forms and regardless of the reason. There is no justification for violating a person’s human rights.Read More
Religious discrimination happens when you are treated differently or poorly because of your religious affiliation, religious beliefs or association with other persons with different religious denominations.Read More
Severance packages are agreements between an employee and his employer as to the compensation or benefits to be provided the employee upon mutual termination of the employment relationship.Read More
Work place sexual harassment or discrimination happens regardless of the nature and scope of industry you are employed in, i.e., Multi-national Corporation or a small company or family owned business.Read More
Whistle blowing happens when an employee informs the proper authorities or government agencies of his employer's illegal acts.Read More
It is an insurance obtained by employers to pay for damages and injuries suffered by employees while on the job.Read More
GUIDELINES IN STARTING YOUR EMPLOYMENT CLAIM
Employment and labor laws are being violated all the time. However, most employees are not able to react or protect their rights because they don’t know what to do. The foregoing are just some of the employee rights violations that are happening in California:
Some are being harassed for no apparent reason.
Others are being retaliated against by their bosses due to acts of whistle blowing.
Still some mistreats their employees for claiming their rightful benefits and leaves protected by law like rights to minimum wage, overtime pay, meals and rest breaks, vacation leaves, sick leaves, holiday leaves, jury duty leaves, voting leaves and severance packages, among others.
At other times, employees get discriminated against in the work place, from age discrimination, racial discrimination, gender discrimination, disability discrimination, religious discrimination, pregnancy discrimination, national origin discrimination and workers compensation discrimination.
Mesriani Law Group is committed to helping all employee victims from harassment, discrimination and other violation of labor law rights. Hence, if you feel you are among those employees whose rights are being violated at work, you need to remember to do the following in order to protect your rights and pursue your claims against your unjust employer.
Gather Evidence and Document EverythingBefore you start with your claim, you must have proof of the violation you are alleging against your employer. In case of discrimination or harassment, for example it pays to make sure that you write everything down, i.e., times and dates when you feel you were discriminated against or harassed, exact words or acts done which constitutes discrimination, location and people around you whom you believe saw or heard your employer’s unjust acts. You can also ask your co-employers to sign a statement verifying your claims. Furthermore, you can seek a copy of CCTV footage of any actual harassment or ill treatment done against you in your work place.
File a Complaint with Your HRYou need to file a formal complaint with your HR for documentation purpose. A lot of employees say that filing a claim with the HR is futile as the HR is a part of management. True or not, you still need that stamp in your formal complaint before you can file a claim in court for employment and labor law violations. Hence, if for no other reason, at least you can tell the court that you have exhausted internal means to address your grievance but nothing happened.
Never Negotiate Your Claims on Your OwnRegardless if your employer talks to you about your complaints or not, it is never a good idea to pursue or negotiate your claims on your own. Your employer might ask you to sign a waiver and a non-disclosure agreement, which practically bars you from filing a law suit or claiming anything after the fact and you will not be able to tell your co-employees about the settlement, regardless if the amount given to you was unjust. Aside from these, your employer will definitely be protected by insurance examiners who are knowledgeable in scrutinizing your claims and this will obviously be to your disadvantage as you are not adept in the technicalities of employment laws and procedures.
Seek Help from Top Employment Lawyers in Los AngelesMesriani Law Group’s expert employment lawyers in Los Angeles have been helping employee victims get the maximum compensation they deserve against unjust employers for at least two decades now. We have the experience and resources to go toe to toe even with multi-national corporations in order to make sure that all your damages, pain and suffering and other losses are all recovered at the swiftest time possible. Hence, if you are serious in getting the maximum compensation you deserve, just let us handled your legal claims and we can assure you of fast and successful recovery of your damages against your erring employer.