Northern California, home to breathtaking scenery, world-class cities, and thriving industry, is also known for its progressive employment laws and employee rights protections. The Golden State boasts some of the most employee-friendly, stringent labor laws in the United States. And it’s the job of Northern California employment lawyers to champion them. From wrongful termination to discrimination claims, an employment lawyer has one job—protecting workers’ rights.
At Tomorrow Law™, we believe employers have a duty to abide by the law and treat all employees equally and respectfully. If you think your employer mistreated you, our workplace advocates can answer crucial questions, explain your options, and help you chart the best course of action based on your unique circumstances and situation. Our compassionate legal professionals specialize in fighting for the justice Northern California employees deserve. Contact us today!
What Types of Workplace Violations Can a Northern California Employment Lawyer Handle?
Employment law touches on nearly every aspect of the employer-employee relationship. When it comes to employment in Northern California, the employment lawyers at Tomorrow Law™ practice a wide range of workplace legal issues, including, but not limited to, the following:
Many employees, including hourly wage employees, are ‘at-will,’ meaning their employers can fire them without reason. However, employers cannot terminate an employee for discriminatory reasons, such as retaliation, or in violation of public policy. When a potential unlawful firing occurs, we can help by evaluating the circumstances and guiding you through the remuneration process.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), and California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) prohibit employers from discriminating against employees discriminatorily based on race, sex, age, disability, religion, national origin, or any other protected class. We are familiar with these laws and can evaluate a claim’s strength before helping you file a complaint with the appropriate government agencies or pursuing legal action.
Wage and Hour Disputes
California designed its wage and hour laws to protect employee rights. Our experienced attorneys understand the complex regulations governing minimum wage, overtime pay, meal and rest breaks, and other wage-related matters. We can help you address violations and pursue compensation for unpaid wages, penalties, or other appropriate remedies.
Sexual Harassment and Hostile Work Environment
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act addresses sexual harassment. Our employment lawyers understand this and other California laws protecting employees from unwelcome advances, offensive behaviors, or hostile atmospheres. If a colleague, supervisor, or client sexually harasses you, we can show you how to file a complaint and help you pursue legal action to seek justice and compensation.
Disability and Reasonable Accommodation
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and similar laws prohibit employment discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities. These laws also require that employers provide disabled employees with reasonable accommodations unless doing so would cause significant difficulty or expense. If your employer refuses to abide by these laws, we can assess your situation and pursue remedies.
California and federal law protects employees who assert their rights, report illegal activities, or participate in whistleblowing activities from retaliatory actions. Retaliation can include any adverse job action, including harassment, discipline, demotion, firing, reduced salary, or job or shift reassignment. If you feel you are a victim of retaliation at work, we can explain your options and help you find justice.
Workers’ compensation law ensures employers compensate employees injured on the job, regardless of fault. This compensation typically covers medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, and lost wages. Like most states, California has its own workers’ compensation laws that dictate eligibility, benefits, and claim-filing procedures. We can help you understand these laws and walk you through each claim step.
Family and Medical Leave
The California Family Rights Act (CFRA) and Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) grant eligible employees specific amounts of unpaid leave each year for qualified family and medical reasons. These laws also assure job protections and continued group health insurance during the leave period. The employment attorneys at Tomorrow Law™ can help guarantee that your rights are protected under these regulations.
Other employment law issues we handle include privacy rights, employee benefits law, equal pay and compensation, employment contracts and agreements, and occupational safety and health.
How Can the Northern California Employment Attorneys at Tomorrow Law™ Help?
At Tomorrow Law™, we are committed to defending employee rights. We understand that employment laws can be nuanced and challenging to interpret and that a deep grasp of the legal landscape is essential to securing a just outcome. Luckily, we know our way around labor codes, understand the jargon, and have the experience and strategic judgment to deal with each law’s complexities. We thoroughly comprehend the employment law language, loopholes, and precedent and can explain everything in plain English, helping you understand your rights and options. Our understanding of precedent, current court rulings, changing laws, and local regulations allows us to tailor legal strategies to your specific circumstances, assuring your greatest chance at success.
But that’s just the beginning. As skilled negotiators, we’re adept at advocating for our clients’ interests and securing fair settlements. And we often resolve employment disputes outside of court, saving you time, money, and emotional energy. Of course, if your case doesn’t settle, we’ll be equally prepared to take it before a judge, a process that involves developing a strategic litigation plan and fighting tooth and nail for a just outcome. Central to this process is our careful attention to detail, aptitude for listening to workers’ accounts, ability to find and examine important witnesses and evidence, and proficiency at conducting thorough investigations.
Find the Northern California Employment Lawyer You Need at Tomorrow Law™
We pride ourselves on providing invaluable client support. We understand the emotional toll employment disputes take and offer compassionate guidance throughout. By encouraging open communication, providing updates, and addressing your concerns, we ensure you’ll be well-informed and supported during a challenging time. If you think you need an employment law attorney, contact us at 310-438-5555 to book a free phone consultation. The team at Tomorrow Law™ has won millions of dollars for employees suffering from unlawful employment practices and will fight to obtain the resolution you deserve.