Buena Park Employment Attorneys
Bisnar Chase's Buena Park Employment Lawyers represent people who work or live in Orange County. Our employment lawyers have been a part of a successful team that's been serving California since 1978.
Compensation may be available for the hostility and challenges you have faced by your employer. A labor law attorney can help people who have been discriminated against because of their age, gender, race or because of a disability.
If you believe your employer violated your rights or committed an unlawful act, it may be in your best interest to discuss your concerns with an experienced employment lawyer that serves the Buena Park area. Our personal injury attorneys have won over $500 million dollars in settlements for injury and accident cases.
Looking for an employment law attorney nearby the 90621 area?
Call the law group of Bisnar Chase at 949-203-3814 for a free consultation.
The Worker's Claim Filing Process
It can be an anxiety-driven task to file a worker's claim against your employer. Employees may already be fearful that they may lose their job and not be able to make ends meet due to lost wages. You need to remember though as an employee you do have rights and under California law, you are protected.
If you have been wronged in the workplace there are several avenues you can take when filing an Orange County claim. One of the first ways that an employee can take when filing a charge is submitting a complaint form online. Note, that there are time limitations of when you can file a charge of a discriminatory act. A worker has 180 days to file a charge but if the case involves age discrimination than the time limit can be extended to 300 days since the incident.
If you feel as though filing a claim through the EEOC is not enough, you may want to seek legal representation. An employment lawyer in Orange County can inform you of your rights and even protect you throughout the process of your claim so you will not be wrongfully terminated or retaliated against by your employer.
Common Types of Employment Claims in Buena Park, California
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission reported that in one year, exactly 76,418 employees filed a labor law claim. Many of those workers experienced being discriminated against, harassed or were not compensated for the work they had performed. There are various kinds of claims that can be filed amongst employees.
Common Types of worker claims can include:
- Age Discrimination: Age discrimination, or ageism, is the act of stereotyping someone based on his or her age alone. Ageism in the workplace may involve the wrongful termination of an experienced and capable employee for being too old. The Age Discrimination Act of 1967 provides protections for job applicants and employees from ageism, but that doesn't mean that victims of age discrimination will automatically qualify for compensation. There are certain circumstances in which companies may be exempt from paying damages to a wronged former employee. Each case is different, but employees who believe that they were treated unfairly because of their age would be well advised to discuss their rights with an employment lawyer.
- Gender Discrimination: Buena Park, CA employs around 39.8k people. With so many employees there are bound to be various types of discrimination. Gender discrimination may seem like a thing of the past, but it is a common and tragic reality for many working individuals in Buena Park. There are a number of companies that still violate the Civil rights Act of 1964, the Equal Pay Act of 1963 and the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 by treating men and women differently and maintaining inequity in pay.
- Race Discrimination: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 deals specifically with discrimination in the workplace. Under the law, employers may not discriminate against any employee or job applicant because of race. This includes discrimination relating to hiring, salary, job training, promotions and terminations.
- Disability Discrimination: Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Disabilities Act of 1990, individuals with disabilities may not be discriminated against in the workplace. Employers may not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities during the hiring process or with regard to firing, advancement, job training and compensation considerations. Under California law, employers with five or more employees must make reasonable accommodations to a qualified applicant who has a disability.
- Sexual Harassment: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits any sexual harassment that occurs in the workplace as illegal. Sexual harassment in the workplace unfortunately most of the time goes unreported. The majority of people that are sexually harassed are women. Sexual harassment is defined as any unwelcome physical or verbal sexual nature. A term also associated with sexual harassment is quid pro quo (favor for a favor) which means that if a worker cooperates and fulfills the sexual advances of their employer in return they will receive a pay raise or advance to a higher position in the company.
What is a Whistleblower?
A whistleblower is an employee that reports illegal or ethically wrong activity that is occurring in the workplace. Whistleblowers work as a checks and balances system to ensure that upper management is not abusing their power. It is against the law to retaliate against a whistleblower by terminating their employment. It is also against the law to retaliate against the employee by providing a hostile work environment.
There are different ways that a whistleblower can prove that there is illicit activity taking place at work. Whistleblowers can report the incident to another co-worker (internally), to a person that works outside of the company (external) or cyber whistleblowing where an employee reports a security breach.
If you have been wrongfully terminated or you believe your former employer violated state and federal labor laws, please do not hesitate to call a skilled employment lawyer to better understand your legal rights and options.
California Labor Laws
It is common for companies to cut corners by violating the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 or California labor laws. Employees have a number of wage and hour rights regarding when they must receive overtime pay. While there are exceptions for executive level employees, in general, anyone working over 40 hours a week or eight hours a day must receive overtime pay. Employees who do not receive overtime pay over weeks, months or even years may be able to pursue compensation for the substantial pay they have missed.
Under California law, workers are classified as at-will employees. This means that they may be fired at any time if their employment is not under contract. Being an at-will employee also means that a worker can quit at any time. There are, however, cases in which a person has been wrongfully terminated.
If you believe that you were let go because of your sexual preference, you age, sex, race or because you were a whistleblower on a serious labor dispute, you may have a wrongful termination case.
Our Southern California Employment Lawyers Will Protect You
The Buena Park Employment Lawyers of Bisnar Chase has been representing workers whose rights have been compromised for over 40 years. Our goal is to not only win you the compensation you need for your losses but to also serve you in the best way we can. Bisnar Chase prides itself on client satisfaction and keeps you updated on what is taking place in your labor law case frequently.
When you contact our law offices today you will immediately speak to a top legal expert about your case.
Call 949-203-3814 for a free consultation.