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Los Angeles Employment Lawyer

Most people do not think they will need assistance from a Los Angeles employment lawyer. Unfortunately, workers in this area are all too commonly treated unfairly, discriminated against, or harassed in the workplace. In many cases, this type of behavior is illegal, and you may need to seek assistance from a lawyer. At Rise Law Firm, our Los Angeles employment attorneys have the resources and experience to fully investigate your case and secure any compensation you are entitled to. We believe that every worker has the right to fair treatment in the workplace.

Why choose Rise Law Firm for your employment law case?

If you have been treated unfairly by an employer, you need an experienced legal team by your side. Rise Law Firm is ready to help.

  • We have a reputation for success and have secured millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements against government organizations, major corporations, and celebrities.
  • We make sure that the needs of each client come first. Our client relationships are built on a foundation of trust, and we pledge to work as hard as possible to secure maximum compensation.
  • We are highly regarded by both clients and peers. Our work is consistently recognized by legal professionals throughout California, and all of our senior attorneys were selected by their peers as “Super Lawyers.”

What areas of employment law do we handle?

We handle most employment law-related claims. Some of the most common types of cases we handle are those that deal with violations of federal and state employment laws and violate a worker’s rights.

Employment discrimination

All of the following types of discrimination in the workplace are illegal, either under federal law, state law, or both.

  • Racial discrimination
  • Gender discrimination
  • Sexual orientation and transgender discrimination
  • Disability discrimination

Harassment at work

Nobody should ever have to put up with harassment in the workplace. Sexual harassment and sexual assault in a person’s place of employment are illegal. However, as the #MeToo movement has shown us, this type of behavior is prevalent throughout Los Angeles and all throughout California. This type of behavior can include:

  • Unwanted sexual advances
  • Requests for sexual favors
  • Sexual harassment of a verbal nature
  • Sexual physical harassment

FMLA and CFRA

Both federal and state law provide workers with unpaid leave to handle personal health emergencies, whether the emergency is their own or concerning a family member. The Family Medical Leave Act and the California Family Right Act both provide unpaid leave for the following in most circumstances:

  • The recovery from a serious health condition requiring continuing treatment or inpatient care
  • The serious health condition of a spouse, child, or parent
  • The birth/bonding of a child or adoption of a child by the worker

A worker cannot be retaliated against by their employer for using their allowable unpaid leave time.

Unfair wage issues

There are various reasons that an employee may not receive their rightful pay. These issues often revolve around unpaid overtime, contract violations, and unpaid commissions. In many cases, a worker does not receive the same protection because they have been misclassified as an independent contractor instead of as an employee.

Wrongful termination

There are various reasons that a worker could be wrongfully terminated. These reasons can include discrimination or harassment, as well as retaliation for complaining about workplace conditions or illegal actions within the workplace.

Whistleblowing

Whistleblowers are incredibly important to ensure integrity within a business, government agency, or other entity. Whistleblowers shed light on fraudulent or illegal activities committed by their coworkers or employers, and they deserve to be protected. This includes protection from retaliation from their employer. Coming forward can be hard, but a skilled whistleblowing attorney will ensure your rights are upheld throughout the process.

How will an attorney help these cases?

Most individuals who have been wronged or treated illegally by their employers do not have the resources or legal experience necessary to conduct full investigations and secure maximum compensation for their claim. However, a Los Angeles employment lawyer will level the playing field and will be able to:

  • Investigate all aspects of a claim and obtain all necessary documents, eyewitness statements, necessary depositions, and more.
  • Work with economic and financial experts to properly calculate a client’s total losses.
  • Ensure you are not retaliated against by your employer if you are still employed.
  • Negotiate with every party involved to reach a fair settlement on behalf of the client.
  • Prepare a case for trial if that is what it takes to secure full compensation.

How much does an employment law attorney cost?

One of the main questions that anyone has in these situations is – How much will an employment attorney cost?

At Rise Law Firm, we understand that most people going through situations like this are already in a financially precarious situation. That is why we are proud to take all Los Angeles employment law cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that our clients face no upfront or out-of-pocket costs related to their case, and they only owe legal fees after we secure the compensation they need through a favorable settlement or verdict. If we don’t win the case, clients owe us nothing.

Contact Rise Law Firm today

If you or somebody you care about has been wronged by an employer, you need to seek skilled legal representation immediately. At Rise Law Firm, our highly skilled attorneys have extensive experience handling employment law cases. We believe that everybody has the right to be treated fairly by their employer and that they should receive compensation if they have been illegally wronged. We will investigate every aspect of your case and work to determine whether you are entitled to the following types of compensation:

  • Recovery of lost wages and benefits
  • Reinstatement to your job (if applicable)
  • Court costs and legal fees
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Possible punitive damages against the employer

When you need a Los Angeles employment lawyer, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling 310-728-6588. We are not afraid to take on major corporations, government agencies, or other entities to ensure you are treated fairly.