For over two decades, Mesriani Law Group has successfully provided exceptional legal counsel to victims of employment and labor law discrimination. Our attorneys have expert knowledge of California labor laws and can help you understand your legal rights and options.
Employment and Labor Cases We Assist With
If you’ve been a victim of employment discrimination or wrongful termination, you can count on Mesriani Law Group to fight for your rights. Our experienced and dedicated employment and labor attorneys in Los Angeles can help with the following practice areas:
Age Discrimination Attorney
Employers cannot legally discriminate against you because of your age. Withholding bonuses, salaries, or promotions in the workplace because of your age is considered ageism. If you’ve experienced any form of ageism in the workplace, you have a right to file a claim against the employer. Our labor law attorneys have experience fighting for victims in California and can help you with your case.
Civil Rights Discrimination Attorney
Civil rights refer to rights you have as an employee in a work environment. Age, race, gender, disability, religion, pregnancy, national origin, and workers’ compensation discrimination all are protected under this category. If your civil rights have been violated at work, consult with an experienced employment attorney at Mesriani Law Group to get the justice you deserve.
A class action lawsuit occurs when a group of individuals file a single case against a party. Class action lawsuits are especially applicable in employment cases. If you and your colleagues have been discriminated against due to a protect class such as race, religion, or age, you can file a class action claim. Our expert labor lawyers can help you understand your rights and legal options.
Disability Discrimination Attorney
People with disabilities legally have the same rights as those without to obtain employment in California. If an employer has discriminated against you due to a physical or mental disability, you have the right to file a disability discrimination claim. An employment attorney can fight for you and seek the maximum compensation for your pain, suffering, and other losses.
Discrimination in the workplace can include age, race, disability, religion, pregnancy, worker’s compensation, and gender discrimination. If you’re a victim of employment discrimination, you’ll need an experience attorney to fight the injustices you suffered.
Explicit or implicit harassment in the workplace can include harassment in the form of age, race, gender, disability, religion, pregnancy, national origin, and workers compensation discrimination. If your rights have been violated, obtain legal assistance our attorneys who have over two decades of experience with labor and employment law claims.
In California, your employer cannot harass or demote you as you are fighting for your rightful benefits dictated by federal and state laws. If they do, you may be a victim of employment retaliation. Retaliating against employees is illegal and you will need an experienced attorney to fight for your rights.
Equal Pay Act Attorney
Employers must provide similar compensation and benefits to employees who have similar positions. If your employer does not, you may be a victim of compensation discrimination. Our experienced attorneys at Mesriani Law Group can fight to protect your rights.
Gender Discrimination Attorney
Gender discrimination happens in the workplace when a man or woman has been mistreated because of his or her gender. Denial of employment, job position, or advancements are all examples of gender discrimination. But filing a complaint and seeking damages against your employer is difficult. Partner with our lawyers who have experience pursuing discrimination claims against employers throughout California and get the justice you deserve.
Hostile Work Environment
Every employee has the right to feel safe at work. If you were demoted at work, denied a bonus, or wrongfully terminated, you may be the victim of a hostile work environment. An experienced attorney can help protect you from injustices at work and navigate you throughout the entire claims process.
Labor Law Violations
Labor laws refers to the set of standards for wage laws and working conditions. Examples of labor law violations include non-payment or underpayment of minimum wage, overtime, meal, and rest breaks. If you believe that your employer has violated your labor rights, seek help from California’s most trusted labor law firm. Our highly-skilled labor lawyers have over two decades of experience fighting for victims and can you help fight your case.
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
Under federal law, employees can take up to 12 weeks of paid or unpaid job-protected leave during a 12-month period as protected by the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). In California, the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) allows employees can take up to an additional 12-weeks of paid or unpaid job-protected leave during a 12-month period. Both FMLA and CFRA protects employees while on leave and employers are required to reinstate you to the same or a similar job upon return. However, if you were not allowed to take time off or have been retaliated against for doing so, you have rights to file damages against your employer. Seek the expert help of an employment attorney from Mesriani Law Group to protect your rights.
Marital Status Discrimination Attorney
Both federal and California state law protects employees from marital status discrimination. If your employer penalized you because you have a family or are not single, you may be able to file claims against that employer. Protecting your employment rights are important and you need an attorney with employment law experience to get you the maximum compensation you deserve.
Meal and Rest Breaks
If your employer prevented you from taking meal and rest breaks at work, they may be violating state labor laws. Under California labor law, non-exempt employees must receive a thirty (30) minute lunch or meal break if they’ve worked more than five (5) hours a day. Non-exempt employees are also entitled to ten (10) minute rest breaks for each four (4) hours worked. A denial of these meal or rest breaks is a violation of labor laws and our expert labor law attorneys can help you obtain the maximum compensation you deserve.
Pregnancy Discrimination Attorney
Pregnancy discrimination happens when an employer discriminates against an employee who is pregnant or planning to start a family. If your employer denies you time off for doctor visits or provides reasonable accommodation at work, you may able to file a claim for pregnancy discrimination. Seeking damages against your employer can be challenging but our experienced and aggressive attorneys will obtain the maximum compensation for your claims.
Racial Discrimination Attorney
Racial discrimination can take place even before you start working. If an employer discriminates against you as an applicant by not giving you the same opportunity to interview for the same job as someone from another race, you may be a victim of racial discrimination. At work, if you are always given disagreeable tasks that are not given to other co-workers, you may have been victimized. When an employer creates a hostile work environment for employees based on race, they may be liable for racial discrimination.
Every person has a right to their own set of beliefs and that is protected by the Constitution. Additionally, employment laws protect you from religious discrimination at work. If your employer treats you differently because of your religion, you are being discriminated against. Protect your rights with the help of our highly-skilled lawyers at Mesriani Law Group. Our top-rated labor and employment law firm has successfully represented hundreds of clients and will can represent you against your employer.
Severance Package Attorney
A severance package is pay and benefits an employer may offer an employee upon mutual termination of the employment relationship. Severance packages are not legally required by the law and your employer does not have to offer it. However, if you feel that you are unjustly being forced out of work, you are not obligated to sign or accept the severance package. If you’ve been offered a severance package, consult with an experience attorney who can determine if the agreement is legal and fair.
Sexual Harassment Attorney
Sexual harassment can happen to anyone – man or woman. It can also take different forms such as verbal, visual, or physical harassment. Regardless of the form, sexual harassment is illegal and should be taken seriously. Whether your employer physically touches you inappropriately or calls you a name of a sexual nature, they should not get away with it. Don’t hesitate to seek help from our intelligent and aggressive sexual harassment attorneys who will obtain the justice you deserve.
Wage and Hour Attorney
Calculating your wage isn’t just your salary. To correctly calculate it, your employer must pay any and all compensation granted in exchanged for services rendered. In California, wage calculation includes your basic pay, split-shifts, alternative work schedules, night differential, tips, and other income or compensation. If you believe your employer miscalculated your wage, you have the right to file a claim. An attorney experienced with California’s wage and hour laws at Mesriani Law Group can help you determine the nature of the violation and figure out next steps.
Federal and state whistleblower laws protect employees from retaliation from employers who have been reported for wrongdoing. If you’ve been harassed for reporting the illegal activities of your employer, you have the right to seek damages for whistleblowing. Our attorneys are labor law experts and have over two decades of experience protecting employee rights.
Wrongful Discharge in Violation of Public Policy
California labor laws protect employees against public policy discrimination at work. A violation occurs when an employer infringes upon an employee’s physical, emotional, psychological, or professional well-being. Common examples of public policy discrimination at work includes racial, religious, ethnic, disability, sex, or gender discrimination. If you’re a victim of wrongful discharge in violation of public policy, you have rights to file a claim against your employer. Seek legal counsel with our top-rated employment attorneys that will protect your rights and hold your employer liable.
Also known as illegal dismissal, wrongful termination happens when an employee is terminated without a valid reason. An employment termination is illegal when there’s discrimination involved such as age, gender, disability, religious, pregnancy, national origin, or worker’s compensation discrimination. If you’re the victim of wrongful termination, our experienced and fearless attorneys can help you navigate the legal process ensuring you get the maximum compensation you deserve.
Representing Employees in Los Angeles, California
Mesriani Law Group has successfully represented employees in California for over two decades. From sexual harassment to wrongful termination cases, our knowledgeable and aggressive attorneys have resolved hundreds of employment cases. We pride ourselves on giving each client quality service and obtaining the best outcome possible for each case.
No Fee Unless We Win
Mesriani Law Group have over two decades of experience protecting the rights of employees in California. Through our experience, we understand that clients are hesitant to file claims against other parties due to high legal fees. To resolve this issue, Mesriani Law Group offers a No Win, No Fee guarantee to all our clients. If we don’t win your case, you don’t have to pay us anything.
We are able to offer this guarantee because we are confident that our expert attorneys will get you the maximum compensation you deserve. Let us focus on wining your case while you focus on moving forward.
Why Do You Need an Employment and Labor Attorney
Employment cases are challenging. Employers have the financial and legal resources to protect themselves but most employees do not. However, don’t let that stop you from protecting your rights. An experienced employment and labor law attorney can make sure you get proper legal representation and the maximum compensation for your damages. With Mesriani Law Group by your side, rest assured that you will be represented by the most experienced employment and labor law attorneys in Los Angeles.
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 Everything
Before 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 Complaint With Your HR
You 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 Own
Regardless 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 Angeles
Mesriani 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.