Hershey Law – Long Beach’s Reliable Employment Attorneys
Since 2017, Hershey Law has represented employees across all professions and industries who have suffered sexual harassment, wrongful termination, retaliation, or discrimination in the workplace.
We are proud to advocate for the brave silence breakers by using our extensive expertise to protect the employment rights of those targeted by their employers because of age, national origin, sexual orientation, race, and other unethical reasons.
Our employment attorneys bring the know-how and strategic thinking that comes with years of labor law experience to every claim we handle.
What are My Rights as an Employee?
As a Long Beach employee, you have several rights that protect you from workplace issues. Knowing your rights gives you an upper hand when dealing with employee-employer disputes. The rights include but are not limited to:
Right to File a Complaint
Suppose your employer has harassed or retaliated against you or a coworker. In that case, you can file a complaint with a government agency such as DFEH (California Department of Fair Employment and Housing).
Right to Fair Pay
You are entitled to receive the minimum wage set by the state. In addition, your employer must compensate you overtime pay (1.5 times the regular rate) for hours worked over 8 in a day or 40 in a week. You can file a complaint against wage disputes if this does not happen.
Right to Protection for Whistleblowing
If you have reported a legal violation to government agencies, you are protected under California’s whistleblower laws.
Right to Take Eligible Leaves
If eligible, you can take various leaves, including family and medical leave, pregnancy disability leave, and paid sick leave.
Right to Receiving a Proper Explanation
Suppose you were wrongfully terminated without a valid reason or notice (as mentioned in your employment contract). In that case, you can question your employer or file a complaint against the wrongdoing.
Why Do I Need a Long Beach Employment Law Attorney?
It is not mandatory to appoint a lawyer for filing a complaint, but you are very unlikely to succeed without one. In an at-will state like California, the burden of proof is on the victim, so having our employment lawyers can make all the difference.
In-depth Knowledge of Local Labor Laws
California has its own employment regulations, often more protective than federal laws. For instance, the state’s FEHA (Fair Employment and Housing Act) protects all employees from harassment, retaliation, discrimination, and workplace-related misconduct. Our experienced attorneys thoroughly grasp state and local nuances to ensure your case is presented accurately.
Protection Against Employer Retaliation
California’s Labor Code protects employees against retaliation for lawful conduct outside of work, whistleblowing, and many other activities. Our experienced employment law attorney can guide you in understanding your rights and ensuring you are protected throughout the complaint process.
Adherence to Proper Procedures
Filing a complaint against an employer, primarily through state bodies like the DFEH, requires adherence to specific procedures. We never miss a deadline and provide the necessary documents to prevent your claim from getting jeopardized.
Should your complaint escalate to a court case, having our seasoned attorneys ensures you are heard and effectively represented. We will fight on your behalf, advocating for your rights and interests.
Partner Up With Our Employment Attorneys and Ease Up Your Workplace Concerns
We understand that pursuing employment claims is often one of the most stressful and painful experiences you can face. Therefore, our employment law firm makes the process easier for you- from filing a complaint to gathering evidence and legal representation.
We also understand that dealing with workplace disputes can strain your shoulders financially, so we do not charge anything upfront.
Let our attorneys advocate for your rights, and recover the damages you have suffered due to the employer. Call us at 310-929-2190 for a free consultation to discuss your case with our award-winning Long Beach employment lawyers.
Wage & Hour Disputes
Does your employer owe you unpaid wages? Are you not being paid for overtime? Perhaps you are fighting for the wages you are entitled to receive? Hershey Law in Los Angeles offers a deep understanding of employment law. Additional to wage and hour laws, lunch break law violations commonly occur in California.
Discrimination happens when an employer or supervisor treats one person differently than another based on protected characteristics such as race, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, religious beliefs, gender identity, and age. Gender discrimination can also be in the form of offering less pay to a woman.