Workplaces across this state can be wildly different. However, employers all around California typically must follow the same basic rules: pay employees properly and timely, provide employees with safe working conditions, and do not discriminate or infringe upon employee rights. If your employer breaks these rules, you deserve payment and other legal relief for the workplace injustice. A Sacramento employment lawyer from Bibiyan Law Group, P.C., can help ensure you receive all legal remedies necessary to alleviate the effects of an employer’s unlawful actions. Our large legal team has won millions of dollars for workers in employment law cases. We are ready to help you when your employer disrespects you. Contact us today!
Who Should Hire a Sacramento Employment Attorney?
Anyone who anticipates a workplace dispute or is in the middle of a workplace disagreement can benefit from the guidance of an experienced attorney. Often, employees resolve workplace issues by filing employment claims with the government or initiating lawsuits in state or federal civil courts. Deadlines for filing these claims can be tight, and the procedures for starting and maintaining these claims can be complex.
To successfully navigate an employment law complaint, many employees must do the following:
- Collect evidence of the employer’s violation;
- Submit an internal grievance regarding the violation;
- Timely file a complaint with the appropriate agency or court;
- Negotiate the terms of a resolution to the dispute; and
- Argue their position to an administrator, jury, or judge.
If it overwhelms you to review this list of tasks, know that your reaction is natural. Confronting an employer in any administrative or legal arena can be incredibly challenging. Still, enlisting a skilled attorney to manage your case does not have to be difficult. At Bibiyan Law Group, P.C., we have handled hundreds of employment law claims and know how to win what you deserve.
Do I Have a Sacramento Employment Law Claim?
Whether you have a legal claim depends on the facts surrounding your dispute. You likely have the right to recover compensation and other legal relief if your employer does any of the following:
- Neglects or refuses to pay you at least minimum wage, which is currently $15.50 per hour (or higher depending on where in California you work);
- Makes an adverse employment decision against you because of a protected characteristic such as your race, religion, nationality, genetics, age (40 or older), sex, color, gender, marital status, veteran or military status, disability, or sexual orientation;
- Punishes you or threatens to punish you for asserting your rights (such as rights to workers’ compensation benefits or medical leave);
- Punishes you or threatens to punish you for reporting the employer’s illegal activity;
- Misclassifies you as an independent contractor to avoid providing you employee benefits;
- Neglects or refuses to provide you with adequate rest and meal breaks;
- Harasses you because of one of your protected characteristics;
- Neglects or refuses to maintain a safe work environment; or
- Breaches the terms of your employment contract.
The best way to determine whether you have a claim against your employer is to discuss the details of your case with a knowledgeable lawyer. Reach out to an employment attorney to speak about your case.
What Can I Win in an Employment Complaint?
The remedies available when you initiate a legal action against your employer can include financial awards and injunctive relief, such as:
- Economic damages to cover all of your related financial losses (such as wage loss, loss of earning capacity, and out-of-pocket expenses);
- Penalties or punitive damages that are paid out if your employer acts willfully or egregiously;
- Compensation for your emotional distress;
- Reimbursement for legal costs and attorney fees; and
- Injunctive relief that requires your employer to reinstate your job or change its unlawful behavior.
With our legal experience in the employment field, we can maximize your recovery in any claim you file. We can achieve your recovery through a trial, an administrative hearing, mediation, or a settlement negotiation. We can also counsel you regarding what type of resolution is best for your circumstances.
How Long Do I Have to File a Complaint?
The time you have to file a complaint depends on what kind of complaint you file and where you file it. For example, a federal employee who wants to file a discrimination charge with the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has 45 days to contact an EEO officer regarding the dispute. However, a private or state employee who wants to submit a discrimination claim has 180 days to file with the EEOC and three years to file with the California Civil Rights Department. Several other state and federal departments handle employment disputes, and their deadlines vary. Whether you have days, months, or years to submit an employment claim, that time can pass quicker than anticipated. This is why you should consult an attorney when you suspect foul play in your workplace. Our employment attorneys can file your employment claim on time and take the necessary steps to secure a successful result.
Bibiyan Law Group, P.C., Knows How to Protect You
At Bibiyan Law Group, P.C., we are passionate about protecting the interests of employees. We have extensive knowledge of state, federal, and local employment laws and use our knowledge to obtain large settlements and awards for our clients. Our expansive network of attorneys includes industry trailblazers, seasoned professionals, and practitioners who have received top-level training. But most importantly, we are dedicated to righting the wrongs that employers commit against their workers. You deserve good legal counsel, and you can find a top-notch Sacramento employment lawyer at Bibiyan Law Group, P.C. We offer free consultations and do not charge our clients unless we win on their behalf. If you need help, please give us a call or reach out to us on our website. There’s no commitment when you schedule an initial appointment. Hablamos Español.