Los Angeles Employment Retaliation Lawyers
All employees working in California and throughout the U.S. are protected against any form or type of employment and labor law violation, to include wrongful termination and even constructive dismissal. If you are being singled out by your employer because of obtaining or pursuing your employment and labor law rights, then you are being retaliated against by your employer. Your employer cannot demote you or harass you just because you are fighting for your rights or claiming your rightful benefits provided for by federal and state laws.
Aside from claiming your rightful benefits, if you help the government agencies in the investigating the wrong conduct of your employer, your employer cannot later retaliate or harass you for participating in said lawful act. If your employer retaliates or treats you poorly or unjustly, while you are engaged in whistle blowing acts, then your employer can even be made liable for whistle blowing laws.
In any of the foregoing, you should seek damages against your employer by negotiating your claims against the latter or by filing a case with the proper government agency or the courts of law. If you are serious in getting the maximum compensation you deserve against your employer, seeking legal help from expert Los Angeles employment lawyers is your best chance at making sure that your employer will not escape liability.
Not all lawyers are adept in handling retaliation claims against employers, especially those who have the resources to deny their dastardly acts. To make sure that you have an even hand at negotiations, or to make certain that your claims are expertly litigated in court, you need to seek assistance from Mesriani Law Group’s expert employment retaliation attorneys in Los Angeles who have vast experience and wealth of resources in making sure that they will fight for your rights until the end.
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Employment retaliation are dastardly acts perpetrated by employers who think that they can get away with anything just because they are better off than their employees. Employers retaliated against their employees due to a number of reasons, from employee’s act of pursuing their legally mandated leaves, asking for rightful wage and hour benefits and even on account of the employee’s right to file claims against the employer for any violation of employment or labor laws.
Reasons Why Most Employment Retaliations are not reported
Employment retaliation, to include discrimination and harassment happen every day. However, they are almost always not reported for a number of reasons, to include:
Lack of knowledge of employees of their employment and labor law rights;
Lack of resources to file claims against their employers; or
Fear of being retaliated against or even wrongfully terminated.
If you file a complaint against your employer on account of illegal acts or wrong doing committed by your employer, you should know that you are protected by law from being harassed or retaliated against by your employer. This is actually covered by whistleblowing laws, which protects employees who engage in legally protected activities from being retaliated against by their employers.
Therefore, if, after filing a complaint against your employer or after helping the proper authorities in their investigation against your employer, you are in turn harassed by your employer or treated poorly after, then your employer is guilty of Labor Code retaliation.
How Employment Retaliation is Manifested at Work? – Damages to be Recovered
Almost any acts constituting a violation of your employment and labor rights could be tantamount to employment retaliation. Actually, it is the intent of the employer, which can be proven by the timing of the harassing acts that determine if you are being retaliated against by your employer.
Even if you are not sure if you are being retaliated against, the acts themselves constitute any number of violation of employment and labor laws, which you have a right to seek reparation for.
In any event, if you sense any form of:
You are definitely being discriminated against and, hence, you have a right to seek damages against your employer, which include:
Unpaid wages, including overtime, commissions and bonuses;
Failure to provide a meal and/or rest period in accordance with the applicable Industrial Welfare Commission Order;
Liquidated damages for failure to receive minimum wage for each hour worked;
Pain and suffering; and
Punitive damages, if the employer is found to have acted with gross disregard of your welfare.
All the foregoing, however, can only be claimed if you are able to be successful in your claim and this can only happen if you seek professional legal help in going after your employer. Hence, don’t try to negotiate your claims on your own and seek help from top employment and labor law attorneys as soon as you can.
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