California law takes the rights of employees very seriously, both when it comes to treatment at work and receiving proper compensation at work. Our state has some of the most pro-employee laws in the United States, but employers still violate these laws and the rights of employees. If you believe that your employer acted unlawfully in any manner, you should speak with a labor attorney in San Francisco as soon as possible for assistance.
At the labor and employment law firm of Minnis & Smallets LLP, we handle a wide range of cases for employees in the Bay Area. The following are some examples of labor law matters we take on.
Both California and federal laws prohibit discriminatory conduct by an employer based on protected factors, which include race, sex, gender, national origin, religion, disability, age, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and more. Discrimination can take many forms, including refusal to hire, denial or deserved promotion or pay raises, harassment, retaliation, termination, and more.
Our legal team stands up for employees who experience:
While California is an at-will employment state, there are still certain reasons for termination that violate the law or public policy. Sometimes, termination is illegal, and the employee has the right to seek compensation for any losses resulting from their firing. Some unlawful termination cases involve:
The law also gives employees the right to take leaves of absence for qualified reasons without the fear of losing their jobs. These include:
Your employer should not deny valid leaves of absence when they are properly requested and should never retaliate against an employee for taking a qualified leave of absence.
Many employees never sign a contract, but some companies request people to sign employment contracts with various terms. Some terms might be unfavorable to the employee or unenforceable under California law, but these can be difficult to identify without an understanding of complex legal language. We help employees with contract cases involving:
The California Labor Code provides many rights for employees, including minimum wage, compensation for all hours worked, meal and rest breaks, overtime rates, timely payment, and more. Our lawyers assist clients with compensation issues, such as:
If you believe your employer has failed to pay you what you deserve, contact us right away.
If you have labor and employment concerns in the Bay Area, you want Minnis & Smallets LLP on your side as soon as possible. Our labor attorneys in San Francisco can evaluate your situation, advise you of your rights, and handle every step of a labor claim. Contact us for more information.