In today’s world, there are endless reasons to have a trusted employment attorney on hand. From workplace harassment to a violation of wage and hour laws, the list goes on and on. Employers can knowingly or unknowingly commit various unlawful actions that violate employee rights. Below is a brief overview of the most common situations warranting a phone call to our professionals at Hershey Law.
Harassment is any unwelcome behavior by a supervisor, manager, co-worker, or even a client. These behaviors tend to target a single individual and are generally offensive in nature. It’s essential to recognize that harassment can be delivered in various forms; verbal, physical, and visual. No matter what or how, these behaviors are never acceptable, and no one should feel they need to tolerate such situations.
An Illegal firing occurs when an employer violates any of the comprehensive legal rights of the employee. Many of these rights are protected characteristics like race, religion, age, gender, and medical conditions. However, retaliation to whistleblowing, termination due to requested time off, language barriers, and breach of contract are a few other common scenarios our law office hears about.
Overtime, lunch breaks, extended work shifts – wage and hour laws are some of the most commonly abused employee rights within the workplace. For example, did you know that minimum wage in California varies depending on the number of employees within the company? While you may receive $13 an hour, if the employer has 26 or more employees, you should be receiving at least $14 an hour. Beginning on January 1, 2022, this will increase to $14 and $15 respectively. This is just one of many examples of wage and hour violations.
In the end, having an employment attorney by your side can help remedy an uncomfortable situation. As an employee, you should be aware of your rights and confident in defending them. Depending on the situation, making a call to the professionals at Hershey Law could prove the best path.
Our team fights for what is right – no matter the circumstance or the size of the company, we will go up against. If you feel your rights have been violated in any manner, please get in touch with our law office today. Our team is happy to sit and discuss your situation with a free consultation.