Sacramento Employment and Labor Law Attorney

Employment and Labor Law Attorney in Sacramento

Our attorneys understand how difficult it could be to go through an employment lawsuit. It could be even more difficult to deal with an uncomfortable situation at work. We want to make sure that all our clients are able to feel comfortable at work and get through work in a positive environment. 

Our Sacramento employment and labor law attorneys have decades of experience making sure that employers are held responsible. We have a successful track record. Call us today to schedule your free initial consultation in our Sacramento office. Besides in-person, we are also available by phone, through email, and through an online chat.

If you or someone you know believe that you may have an employment lawsuit, call us today to discuss your specific case. Our consultations are completely free, and confidential to make sure that you get the care you need.

What are examples of employment law claims?

Employment and labor law claims arise when there is an employer and an employee relationship. The most important part of an employment law claim is the relationship. For example, the employee cannot be categorized as an independent contractor. Instead, the employee must be an employee that is eligible for benefits and pay.

Some examples of employment law claims include:

  • Work safety violations: the workplace environment must adhere to all labor codes. This is especially true in factories and at construction sites. The employer must make an effort to make sure that the work conditions are safe, and that they follow all of the Occupational Safe and Healthy Act laws.
  • Employment contracts: this is usually one of the most common reasons why an employment lawsuit or claim is filed in the first place. Prior to an employee starting to work, the employee and the employer usually enter into a written contract. This written contract could be a non-compete agreement, severance agreement, pay agreement, non-disclosure agreement, etc. When there is a miscommunication or a disagreement on any terms of the contract, the employer or the employee could file an employment lawsuit against the other party.
  • Whistleblower claims: a whistleblower is one who reports a violation of the law at the workplace. Whistleblowers are protected by law, and an employer cannot treat the employee unfairly because they have reported violations of employment codes. Retaliation is completely frowned upon, and an employee who has been retaliated against for blowing the whistle could file a wrongful retaliation claim.
  • Workplace retaliation: workplace retaliation occurs when an employee is retaliated against for speaking up about any workplace claim. For example, if an employee were to report an incident of discrimination to the human resources department, and the employer instead continues to treat the employee unfairly for reporting the incident, then the employee most likely has a valid claim for workplace retaliation.
  • Workplace harassment: workplace harassment is considered illegal, and includes incidences like racial harassment and sexual harassment. An employer must make sure that all employees follow standard law, along with internal workplace practices.
  • Family and Medical Leave Act: an employer cannot deny an employee for taking time off to care for their family. This means that an employer must reinstate the employee when they return back from their FMLA leave.
  • Employee benefits: under California law, employees are eligible for a variety of benefits, including minimum wage, along with private benefits such as health insurance and stock options.
  • Privacy violations: this is a very recent topic that has emerged in employment law claims. Employees may have a claim against their employer if their employer records them at work or monitors them, this could be a privacy violation.
  • Workplace discrimination: workplace discrimination includes employees who have been discriminated against because they belong to a specific group. This could include racial discrimination, age discrimination, gender discrimination, LGBTQ discrimination
  • Wage disputeswage and hour disputes are also very common claims in the employment law world in Sacramento. This occurs when an employer and an employee have a disagreement on how much the employee should be paid, or how the employee is categorized.
  • Workers compensation claims: workers compensation claims are claims that an employee may file with their employer in the event that they have been injured on the job. 

If you or someone you know has experienced any of the above types of circumstances, you may have a claim against your employer. It is very important that you consult with an experienced employment attorney. Employment law is different than other types of law since there are a variety of labor codes that an employer must follow. 

Why should you hire our Sacramento employment lawyers?

  • Our lawyers have decades of experience representing employees who have been discriminated against, harassed, retaliated against, or treated unfairly.
  • We have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients, whether it is through settlements or through trial verdicts.
  • Our top-rated attorneys are readily available. This means that it is not difficult to get a hold of our attorneys in the event that you have any questions or concerns that may come up throughout the legal process.
  • We are very passionate about making sure that our clients get the care and help they deserve. It could be very stressful to face discrimination at work, especially if you are laid off.
  • We offer one-on-one complimentary consultations to discuss your case and review the different details. 

What types of laws fall under employment lawsuits?

Below are several different laws and acts that usually come up in an employment law case:

  • Sacramento Minimum Wage Laws
  • Family And Medical Leave Act
  • Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Americans With Disabilities Act
  • Occupational Safety And Health Act
  • Worker Adjustment And Retaining Notification Act 
  • California Family Rights Act

What compensation could I recover for my employment law claim in Sacramento?

Before we determine what type of compensation you could recover, and how much you could recover in compensation, we recommend that you speak to our top-rated Sacramento lawyers. This is because no two cases are different, and our attorneys will need to determine the specifics of your case.

However, there are some factors that may determine how much you are owed in compensation. There are other factors that could also come into play depending on the circumstances of the case.

  • The amount of evidence that you have against the employer. For example, if you are alleging discrimination at the workplace, and you have screenshots of the emails or texts that you received, you may have a strong case in your favor.
  • The financial effect that the situation has had. For example, if you were wrongfully terminated from work, you are able to recover lost wages.
  • The emotional effect the situation has had. Our attorneys have no doubt that going through such a traumatic experience at work could have an emotional toll.
  • If your employer has a history of violating workplace laws. Although this is not a make-or-break, it does help our attorneys when gathering evidence and building your case.

Work with the Best Employment and Labor Law Attorneys in Sacramento

If you have been discriminated against in the workplace and are seeking compensation, the veteran team at the Heidari Law Group is here to help. Feel free to contact us 24/7 at 1-833-225-5454 or to get started.