There are many situations in which employers abuse their power. Some common cases involve:
- Wrongful termination
- Refusing to pay the employees
- Refusing to provide the employees with their benefits
- Not allowing employees to take their well-deserved time off
Discrimination is usually based on:
- National origin
- Sexual orientation
- Marital status
- Language (accent)
Every day, thousands of people are victims of discrimination in the workplace. At the same time, there are many of those who suffer harassment (verbal and/or physical), as well as abuse. Do not let the same faith find you.
If you are having issues in your workplace, and if any of the above-mentioned situations apply to you as well, you should consult with Los Angeles Employment Law Attorneys right away and schedule a free initial consultation. You have many legal rights, and should be aware of them.
Want to learn more? Here is everything that you should know about the employment law in the United States.
The Right To Speak With An Attorney
Every employee has rights. The most important one is the right to fair and equal treatment. That means that no employer has the right to discriminate, abuse, mistreat or retaliate against an employee, for whatever reasons. And yet, many employers simply fail to comply with all the rules and regulations. And once they do, it is you (the employee) who ends up suffering the most.
Every time you are faced with a difficulty at work, and you believe that you did not deserve it, speak with an attorney. You have the right to speak with an attorney whenever you want, as long as it concerns your work and something that occurred which you believe to be “illegal” or wrong. Our attorneys will always listen to you, and if you have enough to file a claim or a lawsuit, our attorneys will help you do it. Remember that you have rights!
Note: Not every termination is illegal. Just because your employer fired you, it does not automatically mean that you have the right to sue. However, you should consult with an attorney and determine whether or not the termination was illegal.
Missing Wages? Receive Bonus Wages
If your employer failed to provide you with the wages that you worked hard for, you may be entitled to file a lawsuit. Some people keep working in the hope that their employers will eventually pay them off. However, those cases are extremely rare, and in the majority of cases, the employees never get paid what they are owed. Instead, they are forced to continue working under a common threat “if you do not wish to work, I will find someone else”. And so, in fear of losing their jobs, employees decide to continue working and let things go.
That is not something that you should ever do! No matter the threats that you are facing from your employer, no one has the right to bully you or not pay you for the work that you provided. It is your legal right to get paid after completing a certain work. If your employer is not paying you your hard-earned money, consult with our Employment Law Attorneys in Los Angeles and receive a free case evaluation. Our experienced attorneys will evaluate your case and provide you with a much-needed representation and legal guidance. If you are indeed missing wages, our attorneys will help you obtain them via legal methods.
Right To Be Treated Fairly and Equally
Once again, we mention every employee’s right to fair and equal treatment. In the United States alone, almost 30 percent of all employees have at least once experienced mistreatment or discrimination in the workplace. That shows that a high number of employees are being harassed on a daily basis. Whether by their coworkers or their superiors, the constant harassment can affect a person’s ability to work and produce.
If your coworkers are the ones harassing you, be sure to speak with your superiors and seek protection. If they do not wish to help you, file a claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and state that your employer does not wish to help protect you against discrimination and harassment in the workplace.
If your superiors are the ones abusing, harassing or discriminating against you, be sure to talk to your boss before speaking with an attorney. Perhaps you could reason with your employer, and change the way you are treated. If that is not the case, you should turn to our Los Angeles Employment Law Attorneys and seek legal protection against your boss. Even if you are threatened with your job position or worse, do not worry about it. Simply avoid getting into heated arguments, and leave the premises after you are done working for the day. Come tour offices, and discuss with our attorneys what is going on, how you were treated, what your employer said about it and what threats did he/she issue towards you.
The Right To Paid Medical Leave
Did you know that, in case you or your closest family members get sick, you are entitled to a paid medical leave? According to the law, you may be able to get up to 12 weeks of paid medical leave per year. In order for that to be possible, the following factors need to be checked:
- Your employer needs to have at least 50 employees
- You must have worked at your job for at least one year prior to asking for a sick leave
- You worked more than 1,250 hours in the previous 12 months
Once these conditions are met, you will be able to file specific forms and ask for paid medical leave. Of course, in your contract, you will find the details of your paid medical leave. Do not be surprised if you receive less than your average salary. That is why you should always read your contract carefully before signing it.
For more information about workplace problems, discrimination, retaliation or any other types of harassment or mistreatment, feel free to reach out to our attorneys and seek legal help and representation.