Employee Law Lawyer
Employee law lawyers assist employees in understanding whether their workplace situation violates any of California’s numerous and complicated labor laws. Our employee rights law firm has fought in court and tested most California labor laws. Our employee labor lawyers have successfully handled more than 1,650 separate lawsuits and binding arbitrations for California employees. In addition we have handled class actions on behalf of many thousands of California workers who suffered various forms of wage abuse.
Our win rate is high. We only represent employees on a contingency which means we are only paid when and if we win. Our labor lawyers have all been with our firm for many years. The Employment Lawyers Group only represent employees.
Employee lawsuits we are involved in fall into several categories: 1) lawsuits or binding arbitrations involving terminations of employment; 2) serious harassment based upon a protected characteristic (usually pregnancy, race, or sexual harassment); 3) recovery of significant wages for workers on an individualized basis, or smaller amounts of wages due each employee in a class action, collective action, or Private Attorney General lawsuit; 4) serious workplace injuries many which involve an employment termination.
In 1993 the Employment Lawyers Group was founded in Sherman Oaks, California. Although we always served Ventura County from our Sherman Oaks office, in 2009 we established a permanent office in the Seabridge Marina area of Oxnard. In 2013 we purchased a waterfront building in the Mandalay Bay neighborhood of Oxnard. Since 2013 we have transformed this location into a first-rate conference facility and law firm retreat. After upgrading the existing foundation and adding onto it we saved an exterior wall before constructing a state of the art, modern facility finished in 2016. Our new Oxnard office has south facing marina access, and is a special place for client meetings and depositions.
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We represent all levels of employees. Our recent Ventura County employees have included executives, a sanitizer at a hospital, a director of a school, confined space rescue employees, supervisors in agriculture, office workers, sales people, truck drivers, property management, and all forms of management. Our commitment to employees has spanned three decades. From Westlake Village to Simi Valley to Santa Paula to Ventura we taken on Ventura County’s largest employers.
Some of our firm’s published employee rights cases include: Pinedo v. Premium Tobacco, 85 Cal.App.4th 774, 102 Cal.Rptr.2d 435 (2000) and Sparks v. Vista del Mar Child and Family Services, 207 Cal.App.4th 1511 (2012) in the area of employee arbitration; Alamo v. Practice Management, 219 Cal.App.4th 466 (2013) in the area of winning a pregnancy discrimination trial, and Vasquez v. v. Franklin Management, 212 Cal.App.4th 819 (2013) in the area of employee wage abuse and wrongful termination..
Besides winning several judgments in court and a binding arbitration in 2016, we have achieved the following recent victories for our clients:
- $800,000 FOR UNCONTROLLED STANDBY WORK AND MISSED BREAKS
- $750,000 SETTLEMENT FOR NOT PAYING MINIMUM WAGE AND PAYSTUB VIOLATIONS
- $400,000 FOR OFF-THE-CLOCK WORK NOT PAID WHICH LED TO OVERTIME VIOLATIONS
- $300,000 FOR WRONGFUL TERMINATION BASED UPON PREGNANCY AND A REFUSAL TO RESPOND TO CALLS IF NOT BEING PAID MINIMUM WAGE
- $195,000 FOR AN OIL FIELD WHISTLE BLOWER
- $174,500 FOR MISSED MEAL AND REST BREAKS IN A FACTORY
- $125,000 FOR FMLA/DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION OF AN EMPLOYEE NOT PAID OVERTIME WHO SHOULD HAVE BEEN
- Our past successes are not a guarantee of future performance, our clients can rest assured we will not sellout their claims for cheap, and we will litigate their claims with vigor.
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LAWYER FOR EMPLOYMENT
Job Ended - attorneys are needed for employment that has ended under circumstances that appear illegal to the employee. Employment terminations based upon whistle blowing, or discrimination may be wrongful termination.
Wages Due – employee attorneys can review pay agreements to make sure employees have been paid all wages due. These situations often arise if there is a written agreement for bonuses, commissions, or a set salary. In order to properly evaluate a situation of unpaid wages it greatly assists our labor lawyers if we are able to see paystubs and any written agreements governing pay. These types of documents tell us a lot about a wage situation.
Job Harassment – Not all conduct an employee considers to be harassment is something an employee can recover money for by way of a legal proceeding. Harassment based upon a protected characteristic such as age, cancer, disability, genetic condition, the exercise of a right such as Family Medical Leave, medical conditions, national origin, pregnancy, race, or serious medical condition may be something an employee can sue for.
Sexual harassment is also a form of job harassment our employee lawyers can sue for. A job scenario involving sexual harassment does not necessarily have to include a job termination in order to sue. Sexual harassment must be severe or pervasive.
Job stress may be compensable in the workers compensation system if it is triggered by a sudden and extraordinary event at work. There are many fine lines and distinctions about what constitutes harassment at work an employee can sue for. Call 1-805-200-0100 to reach our employment law office.
Offices in Bakersfield, Los Angeles, Oxnard, Riverside, Sherman Oaks, and Tustin
- Firm Founder, Karl Gerber is licensed in California, Massachusetts, Texas, and Washington D.C.