Alamo Employment Lawyer
Employees enjoy many rights under state and federal law. And while most employers understand these laws and strive to provide a fair and equal workplace, that, unfortunately, is not always the case. If you were unfairly demoted or fired or are experiencing other employment-related issues, you must reach out to an Alamo employment lawyer as soon as possible. At the Erlich Law Firm, founding attorney Jason Erlich represents workers in a wide range of employment law cases. We value our clients as humans, not as cases, and vow to always treat you with the respect and dignity you deserve.
The Erlich Law Firm Represents Employees—and Only Employees
If you are involved in an Alamo employment dispute, you deserve a lawyer who is dedicated to your cause, not one who shifts sides depending on who walks into the office. At the Erlich Law Firm, we only represent employees in Alamo employment law cases. This is because we founded the firm to help protect workers’ rights and help them navigate the often complex process of bringing a lawsuit against their employer. We recognize that dealing with an employment dispute only adds to the stress you are already experiencing and strive to make the process as easy on you as we can.
We have extensive experience representing workers in all types of employment disputes, including the following:
Hostile Work Environments
Alamo employers have a legal responsibility to create a safe workplace for their employees. This not only covers the behavior of supervisors and managers but also the conduct of other employees. If your employer is allowing a hostile work environment to persist despite you bringing it to their attention, reach out to an Alamo employment lawyer for immediate assistance.
Employers in California are prohibited from treating employees differently based on certain traits. For example, it is against the law for employers to promote someone ahead of you because of your race, religion, skin color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or age, among other things. While employers rarely openly discriminate against an employee, discriminatory practices or beliefs too often play a role behind closed doors. At the Erlich Law Firm, we have a strong history of representing workers in employment discrimination cases, including those involving race discrimination, sex discrimination, and disability discrimination.
Pregnant women and new mothers are entitled to time off, both to address any medical issues that arise as well as to spend time with their babies. However, employers routinely deny women’s reasonable requests in violation of state and federal law. Further, employers cannot treat pregnant women differently because they are pregnant, even if an employer’s actions are couched in terms of “what is best” for the worker. Yet, employers routinely engage in this paternalistic behavior.
Wage and Hour Violations
Just as your employer expects you to show up on time each day to work, you expect that your employer will pay you fairly for the work you perform. Occasionally, employers may try to pad their bottom lines by failing to pay for certain wages, for example, lunch breaks or overtime pay. In many cases, this is against state and federal law, and employers can be held accountable through an Alamo wage and hour lawsuit.
Although California is an at-will state when it comes to employment, not all employees have an at-will arrangement. Even if you are considered an at-will employee, your employer is still prohibited from firing you for illegitimate reasons. If you believe that you were unfairly fired, an Alamo employment lawyer can help you understand your rights and how to pursue them.
Can My Employer Fire Me for Filing an Employment Case?
No. Employers are prohibited from engaging in any type of retaliation against an employee who files a claim or participates in an investigation related to another’s employment lawsuit. Once you raise a legitimate issue with your employer, they cannot fire you, transfer you to another department (without your consent) or take any other type of adverse action against you. If they do, they can be liable for an additional claim of employment retaliation.
Contact an Alamo Employment Lawyer to Schedule a Free Consultation
If you are suffering through a hostile work environment, dealing with the effects of employment discrimination, or were otherwise unfairly treated by your employer, the Erlich Law Firm can help. Attorney Jason Erlich has extensive experience handling a wide range of employment law issues. He has a 99 percent success rate in the cases he is handled and takes a holistic approach to every case he takes. To learn more and to schedule a free consultation, give Jason Erlich a call at 510-390-9140 today. You can also reach us through our online contact form.
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