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Mesriani Law Group has a distinguished history of over 25 years providing exceptional legal assistance in employment and labor law disputes throughout San Diego, California. Our team is composed of seasoned employment lawyers that are dedicated to upholding your rights. We offer comprehensive representation throughout your employment law violations claim to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.

Our expertise extends to representing victims of employment and labor law violations that include cases of wrongful termination due to discrimination, class action suits, workplace harassment, and retaliation, among other job-related issues. If you find yourself in a situation where your workplace rights have been compromised or if you have been unjustly dismissed, our skilled employment lawyers are here to advocate for you.

We are committed to fighting for employees who have suffered due to unfair employer practices, no matter how complex the case might be. Contact Mesriani Law Group today to explore your legal options and receive full support from our experienced San Diego employment lawyers.

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    Award-Winning Employment Lawyers


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    Why Should I Hire an Employment Lawyer?

    Navigating employment issues, especially those involving harassment or discrimination, can be complex and distressing. Employment laws are in place to protect worker rights, but understanding these and effectively pursuing a claim often requires the expertise of an expert San Diego employment lawyer. Here are key reasons to consider such legal assistance:

    1. Resolving Workplace Conflicts: Facing a hostile work environment can be overwhelming. An employment lawyer can evaluate your situation and advise on potential resolutions that don’t require leaving your job.
    2. Addressing Harassment and Discrimination: Despite existing protective laws, workplace harassment and discrimination still occur. An employment attorney can guide you through the appropriate legal channels to address these issues to ensure a fair workplace free of hostility.
    3. Negotiating Severance Packages: For employees that are retiring or have been laid off, negotiating a favorable severance package is critical. An employment lawyer can work with your employer to develop a retirement or severance plan that benefits both parties.
    4. Assistance with Unfair Termination: Losing your job can significantly impact your financial security. An employment lawyer ensures that your rights are upheld and that you receive appropriate compensation in the event of unfair dismissal.
    5. Ensuring Fair Compensation: In instances where employers do not disburse the wages due or fall short of the income standards set by California, enlisting the services of an employment attorney is crucial. Withholding wages constitutes a form of theft and the state mandates that employees receive compensation aligning with California’s established guidelines.Top of Form

    Why Choose Mesriani Law Group?

    Contingency Fee Agreement

    At Mesriani Law Group, we operate on a contingency fee basis which offers our clients peace of mind with our 'No Win, No Fee' policy. This means you incur no legal fees unless we win your case.

    Established Reputation

    Since 1996, Mesriani Law Group has built a reputation as one of California's most reliable and successful law firms. Our track record of recovering hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients speaks to the effectiveness of our legal strategies.

    Skilled Legal Team

    Our team comprises highly experienced and proficient employment and labor attorneys who are dedicated to championing the rights of those affected by employment and labor law violations.

    Client Satisfaction

    Mesriani Law Group serves a diverse clientele from all walks of life and has earned top ratings across various platforms, including Yelp, Avvo, and Google. These ratings are a testament to our commitment to client satisfaction.

    Multilingual Communication

    We prioritize clear communication and outstanding service. Our multilingual team is proficient in languages like Farsi and Spanish to ensure we can effectively address any concerns no matter what language you speak.

    Round-the-Clock Accessibility

    Our services are available 24/7 for over-the-phone consultations. Should you be unable to visit our office, we are able to accommodate meetings at a location that suits you to ensure we provide you with the legal support you need.

    How Our San Diego Lawyers Help with Employment Law Claims

    Choosing the right San Diego Employment Lawyer can be an overwhelming task when in the midst of battling against an employer who violates your rights. Mesriani Law Group understands the challenges you face when dealing with a hostile work environment or unfair employment practices. Our lawyers are dedicated to supporting you through the following means:

    1. We Value Your Perspective: We acknowledge every detail of your experience, no matter how small or extensive. We evaluate your claim during the initial consultation and gather the facts we need to ensure your side of the story is fully represented in your claim.
    2. We Provide Practical Advice: We give straightforward and realistic counsel about your legal rights and avoiding any sugar-coating to help you make well-informed decisions about your claim.
    3. We Simplify Legal Complexities: We clarify complex legal terms and jargon to ensure you have a clear understanding of the law as it pertains to your case. We are always ready to clarify any confusion by answering any questions you might have.
    4. We Guide Informed Decision-Making: Understanding your rights is crucial, but making sensible decisions can be challenging. We offer guidance as legal representatives and trustworthy advisors to help you make choices that lead to positive outcomes.
    5. We Ensure Fair Representation: In disputes where your employer might have legal support, our extensive experience levels the playing field. We strive to counter any intimidation or coercive tactics to ensure fairness and equity in your dispute.


    What is Employment Law?

    Employment law consists of a collection of legislations and guidelines that define the duties and rights within the employer-employee relationship. This area of law governs various facets of the work environment, including:

    • Wages
    • Working hours
    • Workplace environment
    • Employment agreements
    • Hiring
    • Firing
    • Training
    • Business contracts
    • Discrimination
    • Harassment
    • Termination
    • Retaliation

    Federal employment laws set the basic standards that employers must adhere to. In California, the state employment laws provide even more extensive protections and benefits that cover the aspects mentioned above and other matters pertinent to employer-employee interactions.

    For employees who have suffered due to employer misconduct, seeking expert legal guidance is essential. Our San Diego employment attorneys are dedicated to addressing the complexities of employment law claims and securing comprehensive compensation for any damages resulting from employment issues.


    What Are California Employment Rights?

    California is recognized for its comprehensive employment laws that offer some of the most robust protections for employees and impose stringent responsibilities on employers. These laws are designed to prevent misconduct like discrimination and wrongful termination. Key employee rights under California employment law encompass:

    • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) entitlements
    • Rights against discrimination
    • Rights against workplace harassment
    • Entitlement to overtime compensation
    • Provisions for sick leave
    • Guarantee of state-mandated minimum wage
    • Safeguards against retaliation in the workplace
    • Protection against unlawful termination
    • Defense against hostile work environments


    California Employment Laws & Enforcement

    California’s framework for employment laws and their enforcement includes several key laws designed to protect employees that are also supported by federal laws:

    • FEHA – California Fair Employment and Housing Act: FEHA covers employers with five or more employees and is designed to prevent discrimination based on an individual’s cultural background, religion, skin color, nationality, disability, medical condition, civil/marital status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, and military service history.

    These laws are enforced and regulated by the following agencies:

    • DFEH – Department of Fair Employment and Housing: This agency is responsible for enforcing California’s civil rights laws within the workplace, focusing on preventing discrimination, harassment, and retaliation against job applicants or employees belonging to protected categories.
    • DLSE – Department of Labor Standards Enforcement: Also known as the California Labor Commissioner’s Office, DLSE ensures fair wage practices across the state. It addresses claims related to unpaid wages, overtime, and also deals with cases of retaliation.
    • DIR – Department of Industrial Relations: DIR plays a vital role in protecting the health, safety, and economic welfare of California’s workforce. It oversees several divisions that enforce labor laws, including:
      • Division of Apprenticeship Standards
      • Division of Labor Standards Enforcement
      • Division of Occupational Safety and Health
      • Division of Workers’ Compensation


    Federal Employment Laws & Enforcement

    The United States federal employment laws encompass various acts and regulations that establish the foundation for employment rights in America:

    • Civil Rights Act of 1964 – Title VII: This act, applicable to employers with 15 or more employees, prohibits employment discrimination based on race, skin color, religion, gender, pregnancy status, or national origin.
    • Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 – ADEA: ADEA protects individuals aged 40 and above from age-based discrimination in aspects such as hiring, promotion, discharge, and compensation. It applies to private employers with at least 20 employees and public entities.
    • Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 – ADA: This act prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in the workplace, covering private employers and public entities with 15 or more employees.
    • Family and Medical Leave Act – FMLA: FMLA allows eligible employees up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave annually for specific family and medical reasons, maintaining their group health insurance coverage.
    • Fair Labor Standards Act – FLSA: FLSA sets standards for minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and youth employment, including the prohibition of child labor in both private and public sectors.
    • National Labor Relations Act – NLRA: NLRA secures employees’ rights to unionize and collectively bargain with their employers and addresses certain practices in the private sector related to union activities and discussions.

    These laws are overseen by agencies that operate under the umbrella of the US Department of Labor. One of the main agencies tasked with enforcing laws designed to protect against workplace issues is:

    • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission – EEOC: The EEOC enforces federal laws against workplace discrimination, harassment, and retaliation related to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, and genetic information.


    Types of Employment Law Claims

    California employees enjoy the same protections as workers nationwide under federal anti-discrimination statutes. While many California employers have the ability to hire and fire at will, they are prohibited from dismissing or retaliating against employees in ways that contravene legal statutes or public policies. Should such violations occur, employees have the right to initiate legal claims against their employers. The typical categories of employment law claims include:

    What to Do if You Are a Victim of Employment Law Violations?

    If you believe you’ve been subjected to violations of employment or labor laws, it’s crucial to take steps to defend your rights. Here are important actions to consider:

    1. Document and Collect Evidence: To strengthen your claim, it’s vital to gather tangible evidence of any wrongdoing by your employer. This includes recording dates, times, and locations of the incidents, detailing inappropriate actions or comments, noting potential witnesses and their contact information, and obtaining any relevant CCTV footage of workplace harassment or hostility.
    2. Report to Human Resources: Lodging a formal complaint with your HR department is a necessary step for official documentation. This record is important if you need to escalate your claim to legal proceedings, especially if HR fails to address the issue adequately.
    3. Avoid Direct Negotiations with Your Employer: Negotiating independently with your employer can be risky because they may pressure you into agreements that limit your rights to pursue legal action. It’s advisable to seek advice from an employment attorney before engaging in discussions.
    4. Consult With Experienced Employment Attorneys: Guidance from seasoned employment lawyers, like those at Mesriani Law Group, can be invaluable in navigating your legal claim. Our team of labor and employment law attorneys is dedicated to ensuring you receive the justice and maximum compensation you deserve.


    What Damages Can I Seek if my Employment Rights Were Violated?

    If your employment rights have been infringed upon, the law allows you to pursue various forms of compensation. However, the outcome of a case depends on the details of your specific case. The types of damages you might be entitled to include:

    1. Recovery of Lost Wages and Benefits: This includes compensation for income and benefits lost due to wrongful termination or demotion, which is a frequent element in employment law cases.
    2. Compensation for Emotional Distress: You may be eligible for compensation for emotional suffering like anxiety, humiliation, grief, or psychological trauma which stems from wrongful termination, harassment, or other forms of workplace misconduct.
    3. Attorney’s Fees and Legal Costs: In cases where the employee prevails in court, California law permits the recovery of attorney’s fees and litigation expenses from the employer in addition to other awarded damages.
    4. Interest on Unpaid Wages for Labor Code Breaches: The California Labor Code mandates that employers pay an additional 10% annual interest on any unpaid and overtime wages. Significant monetary penalties may also be due for failing to provide accurate wage statements, proper meal and rest breaks, and timely payment of earned wages upon an employee’s termination or resignation.
    5. Punitive Damages: These are awarded not as compensation but as a punitive measure against an employer whose actions are deemed negligent, intentional, or inhumane.
    6. Possibility of Reinstatement: While reinstatement isn’t always practical in harassment cases, it may be possible for an employee to be reinstated or placed in a similar position.


    Investigation Into Employment Law Violations

    Many employees struggle to identify if they have been subjected to discrimination or other types of employer wrongdoing. This is largely due to a lack of familiarity with state and federal laws safeguarding their rights. Determining whether an employer has acted unjustly and gathering convincing evidence can be challenging without the support of an expert employment attorney.

    Conducting a detailed investigation into potential violations of employment law by an employer is crucial for a successful outcome in an employee’s claim. During this investigation, our employment attorneys will focus on several key areas:

    • Witness Statements: Collecting accounts from coworkers or other witnesses about any misconduct or legal violations committed by the employer.
    • Review of Employment Records: Examining records for evidence of the employee’s behavioral or performance issues as claimed by the employer.
    • Comparative Treatment Analysis: Identifying any evidence of differential treatment given to other employees in similar situations.
    • Signs of Class-Based Hostility: Searching for proof of any hostility directed towards members of a protected class.
    • Inconsistencies in Termination Justifications: Investigating for contradictory or shifting reasons provided by the employer for the employee’s wrongful termination.

    A meticulous investigation is essential to uncover the full extent of the alleged employment law violations and to strengthen the employees’ claim.


    No Win, No Fee

    We understand that the main reason why victims of unjust treatment by employers are hesitant to file cases or claim damages against the parties at fault is because of the high legal fees.

    In order to help more people get the best compensation they deserve against the people who violated their rights, we decided to offer a contingency fee basis payment solution. This means that our “No Win No Fee” guarantee ensures that you don’t have to pay us anything for our top legal services, regardless of the complexities of your claims, if we are not able to provide you with the justice you deserve.

    We offer this because we are confident that our experience, expertise, and dedication will always translate to getting the maximum compensation you deserve at the swiftest possible time. Call our best employment and labor law attorneys in California for any employee-related concerns and we’ll assure you of nothing but the best legal service and personalized client care you deserve.


    Don’t Let Your Employer Get Away with Violating Your Employment Rights

    It’s crucial to be aware of your employment rights and ensure they are respected. While your employer holds decision-making power and authority within the workplace, this should not come at the expense of your rights being infringed upon. If you find yourself subjected to unfair or illegal actions by your employer, the expert San Diego employment and labor law attorneys at Mesriani Law Group are here to assist you in securing the justice and maximum compensation you are rightfully owed.


    Free Consultation with a Mesriani Employment Lawyer

    Seeking help to fight your employment violation claim can be stressful and difficult to navigate but Mesriani Law Group can help build a robust claim that stands the best chance at recovering just compensation. Our firm is backed by over twenty years of distinguished experience and features a team of exceptional employment attorneys committed to defending your rights and guiding you through every step of your claim. We confidently offer maximum compensation under a no win, no fee policy.

    Lean on us to provide you with expert assistance that you need to reach a verdict in your favor. Reach out to Mesriani Law Group at (310) 826-6300 or contact us online to arrange a complimentary consultation.

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    Employment Law Lawyer FAQs

    What are your rights as an employee under employment law?

    Under employment law, employees have the right to a safe and non-discriminatory work environment. This includes protection from harassment and discrimination based on race, gender, religion, age, disability, or sexual orientation. You are also entitled to receive fair compensation, including minimum wage and overtime pay, as stipulated by both state and federal law. Additionally, laws like the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provide rights for eligible leave for family or medical reasons while ensuring job security during such periods.

    Can I sue my employer for unfair treatment?

    You can sue your employer for unfair treatment if it constitutes a violation of employment laws, such as discrimination or harassment based on race, gender, age, disability, or other protected characteristics. It’s important to document the unfair treatment and, if possible, seek to resolve the issue internally through HR before moving forward with litigation. Consulting with an employment attorney beforehand is crucial to understand your legal rights and the strength of your case before proceeding with a lawsuit.

    How do you win a lawsuit against your employer?

    Winning a lawsuit against your employer typically involves proving that they violated specific employment laws or breached your employment contract. This requires gathering substantial evidence, such as documentation of the violation (emails, witness statements, company policies), and demonstrating how these actions legally constitute a violation of your rights. Engaging a skilled employment attorney is crucial, as they can provide expert guidance through the legal process, help build a strong case, and effectively present it in court.

    Can I take legal action against my employer?

    You can take legal action against your employer if they have breached employment laws, such as discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, or violation of labor standards like wage and hour laws. Before taking legal action, it’s advisable to document the issue, attempt resolution through internal channels like HR, and consult with an employment attorney to understand your legal options and the viability of your case. An attorney can guide you on the appropriate steps to take, whether filing a lawsuit or seeking resolution through alternative dispute resolution methods.

    Absolutely No Fee Unless We Win Your Case

    Mesriani Law Group has over two decades of experience in protecting victims of personal injury accidents as well as employment and labor law violations in California.

    Through our wealth of experience, we understand that the main reason why victims of accidents or of unjust treatment by employers are hesitant to file cases or claim damages against the parties at fault, and this is because of the high legal fees.

    In order to resolve this matter and help more people get the best compensation they deserve against the people who caused their injuries, pain and suffering and losses, we decided to offer a No Win No Fee guarantee to all our clients. This means that you don’t have to pay us anything for our top legal services, regardless of the complexities of your claims, if we are not able to provide you with the justice you deserve.

    We offer this because we are confident that our experience, expertise and dedication will always translate in getting the maximum compensation you deserve at the swiftest possible time. Call our top personal injury attorneys right away for your personal injury accidents or our best employment and labor law attorneys in California for any employee related concerns and we’ll assure you of nothing but the best legal service and personalized client care you deserve.

    What Our Clients Have To Say

    I cannot emphasize enough the level of their professionalism and effectiveness. It was great working with Rodney and the whole team at the Mesriani Law Group. The compensation they got me was more than I expected. I highly recommend them. With the Mesriani Law Group you’ll be in the right hands when you have an accident. They’ll take care of your case like no one else and get the maximum that you deserve.

    George Yadegar

    After contacting many different lawyers and law firms to discuss my legal issue, I was lucky enough to come across Mesriani Law Group. They took the time to listen to all the details of my case patiently & kept me updated through out the process on a regular basis. His team was very responsive and accessible both via email and phone. Rodney Mesriani and his team did a fantastic job. Let me add that Cory, Stephan and Brandon were very helpful along the way.
    Highly recommend this law firm.

    Ali Daneshgar

    My insurance gave me the run around for a horrible car accident I was involved in. I was getting so frustrated until i contacted Rodney and his team. Not only was his staff super professional, they actually cared and followed up with me. My case has been settled and I couldn’t be happier. Hopefully I don’t get into any more accidents but if I do, I know where to go. Thanks for having my back Rodney!!!

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