Employment Law

Orange County Employment Law Attorneys

Fighting For Employee Rights In Orange County And Beyond

Your job is one of the most important things in your life. It provides you the means to pay your mortgage or your rent as well as supporting your family. Your job may also be an important part of your personal identity. It may be a source of pride and a place where you can demonstrate your skills, competence, education, and training. Because our jobs are so important to us, the federal government and the state of California have passed laws to protect people from issues such as harassment or discrimination while we are at work.

If you have been subjected to sexual harassment, discrimination, or any other unfair practice or action in the workplace, you can seek legal recourse. Sexual Harassment Employment Attorneys is here to help. By consulting with a Orange County employment lawyer at the firm, you can receive a review and evaluation of your particular situation. We have been representing clients in these matters for many years and have the extensive experience, knowledge, and skills to help you seek justice.

Call (888) 427-8064 or fill out our online contact form to schedule an initial consultation with our employment attorney in Orange County, CA. Located in Irvine, we serve clients throughout all of Southern California including Los Angeles County and Riverside County.

What Are My Employee Rights Under California Law?

The California Fair Employment and Housing Act protects you from unfair actions at work. It covers many of the same types of workplace issues addressed by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Equal Pay Act, and the Rehabilitation Act, which are enforced by the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. California's Fair Employment and Housing Act often provides more protection to employees than Title VII.

In California, your employee rights are secured by the Fair Employment and Housing Act. This law protects you from adverse actions by your employer, including:

Other statutes, such as California's Labor Code Private Attorney General Act ("PAGA"), protect you rights to make wage and hour claims, such as for employers' failure to pay overtime or commissions.

What Does an Employment Lawyer Do?

Employment attorneys represent both employees and employers in matters involving both state and federal employment law. In general, these lawyers ensure that the rights of all employees are protected and that employers follow all the local, state, and federal workplace laws.

The following are several common tasks that employment lawyers perform for their clients:

  • Explain the employee’s right, including the applicable laws related to the case and all the client’s legal options to resolve the issues (e.g., negotiation, mediation, litigation, etc.). An attorney can detail the advantages and disadvantages of each option and provide personalized advice on how to obtain the most favorable outcome in court.
  • Help an employee file a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or another governmental agency, whichever is applicable for the case.
  • Assist in employment-related lawsuits (e.g., wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, wage and hour claims, retaliation, etc.) and represent employees who are filing lawsuits. Employment attorneys can not only defend employers against litigation, but they can also help employers file lawsuits against employees, especially for violating confidentiality and non-compete agreements.
  • Ensure employers comply with all various laws and OSHA guidelines, as well as assist them in drafting workplace policies, including employee handbooks.
  • Help employees form a union and advise them on their rights related to protected union activity. They may also educate employers about the union workers’ rights and responsibilities.

Want to learn more about how our employment attorney in Orange County can help you? Dial (888) 427-8064 or complete an online form to schedule a free initial case evaluation. We have years of experience and are prepared to listen to your needs and guide you to a practical legal solution.

Common Employment Law Issues Faced by Employees in California

As an employee in California, it is important to be aware of your rights and the legal protections afforded to you under state and federal law. Unfortunately, many employees face common issues in the workplace that can lead to discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, and other violations of their rights.

Some of the most common employment law issues faced by employees in California include:

  • Discrimination based on race, gender, age, religion, or disability
  • Sexual harassment or other forms of workplace harassment
  • Wrongful termination or retaliation for reporting illegal activity or whistleblowing
  • Wage and hour violations, including unpaid overtime or minimum wage violations
  • Unpaid leave or denial of reasonable accommodations for disabilities or medical conditions

If you are experiencing any of these issues in the workplace, it is important to speak with an experienced employment law attorney who can help protect your rights and seek justice on your behalf.

What Questions Should I Ask an Employment Attorney?

You must start the process of finding the right employment lawyer for your case by doing online research, obtaining referrals, and asking someone you know who has experienced the same work-related issues before. Once you select a few potential candidates and schedule interviews with each attorney, you must have several questions prepared to help you make the best possible decision on who to ultimately hire.

Here are some questions you should ask the prospective attorney during an initial consultation:

  • How much time does your firm focus on employment law?
  • Do you represent employees or employers?
  • How long have you been practicing employment law?
  • Have you handled a case like mine before?
  • What were the results from cases similar to mine?
  • What are my legal options?
  • How many cases have you taken to trial?
  • How will we communicate throughout my case? 

Call (888) 427-8064 to learn more what a skilled employment attorney in Orange County at Sexual Harassment Employment Attorneys can do for you!

Talk to a Orange County Employment Law Attorney

If you have been the victim of unfair treatment at work, we strongly urge you to contact our firm to arrange for a free and confidential case evaluation with a Orange County employment lawyer at your earliest opportunity. We represent clients from all over the Orange County region, from San Diego, Orange County, to Los Angeles and Riverside. Our firm handles many employment law cases on a contingency basis, which means that you pay no legal fees unless we are successful in recovering compensation for you.

Speak with an Orange County employment law attorney at our Irvine firm to discuss your case. Contact us online or call (888) 427-8064 today!

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