Hershey Law: Ventura's Most Dependable Employment Attorneys
At Hershey Law, we proudly represent employees in all employment-related legal matters throughout Ventura and the state of California. Whether you have been wrongfully terminated, retaliated against by the employer, or have experienced workplace discrimination, you will find our highly qualified employment lawyers standing by your side.
Our team of attorneys has the skills and experience it takes to fight and win against big names. Besides our clients, our employment law firm is recognized by the industry in Ventura County and has successfully made it to the SuperLawyers Rising Stars List for their unparalleled expertise.
California is an At-will State: How Does That Affect Your Claim?
Navigating the employment landscape in California, an “at-will” state, can sometimes feel like walking a tightrope. While employers have a broad scope regarding hiring and firing, it is crucial to understand when their actions might cross a line. Here are some real-life scenarios to illustrate the concept and when to contact our employment law attorney.
Scenario 1: Dismissed Following a Concern
You voice concerns about a malfunctioning office heater. A week later, you are let go due to “budget cuts.” While this might be a simple business decision, it could also be veiled retaliation.
Scenario 2: New Dress Code Post-Religious Observation
You start wearing a religious pendant, and suddenly, there is a new strict dress code. Employers in California can impose a dress code, but that should not target a specific community only. For instance, if the dress code is only for Muslims, you have a case.
Scenario 3: Shift Change After Casual Age Remarks
Some younger coworkers jest about “old-school” ways after you share a story. Soon, your shift changes to less favorable hours. It could either be routine scheduling or might suggest age bias.
Scenario 4: Replaced After a Medical Leave
After a few days off for medical reasons, you return to find someone else handling key aspects of your job. Your employer can legally have a temporary delegation, but it could be unethical if it hints at impending termination.
Being an at-will employer does not give someone the right to practice illegal or unethical behavior/actions. If you suspect wrongful termination, discrimination, or other workplace issues, give our attorneys a call at 310-929-2190.
California Has Strict Deadlines that Govern Workplace Claims
“If you have a workplace claim, time is of the essence.” According to the law, employment claims have strict time frames within which they must be filed. Missing these deadlines (statute of limitations) can mean forfeiting your right to pursue a claim.
We are here to make sure you take action in a timely manner. Regardless of the complexity of your case, our attorneys can help you file a complaint with the right government authority.
Our Ventura Employment Lawyer Brings Justice to Your Employment Disputes
Do you believe you have been subjected to illegal workplace behavior such as sexual harassment that violates state and federal law? It is time to consult our professional employment law attorneys. We are dedicated to protecting your rights as a California employee. Our attorneys care about our clients and provide compassionate advocacy.
If you have been victimized by any form of demeaning and unethical workplace mistreatment, call our Ventura employment law lawyer at 310-929-2190 for a free consultation.
We carefully listen to your concerns, prepare a roadmap founded on your legal rights, and represent you with all the experience we have gathered with years of practice.
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.