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Frequently Asked Questions

Answered By Our Los Angeles Employee Right Lawyers

At Employees’ Legal Advocates, LLP, we work hard to provide our clients with the highest quality of care and service possible. A large part of that includes answering any questions they may have and addressing all of their concerns. On this page, we answered several of the most commonly asked questions regarding employee rights, workers’ compensation, and how we can assist you. If you do have a question but do not see it answered on this page, please feel free to reach out to us today and schedule a FREE consultation. We look forward to meeting you and assisting you with all your legal needs.

To learn more about our employee rights lawyers in Los Angeles and how we can help you, please either contact us online or call Employees’ Legal Advocates, LLP today at (213) 267-3640.

Does the Law Protect Me Against Discrimination at Work & if so, Against What Types?

Both federal and California state law protect employees from a vast range of discriminatory acts. Regarding the applicable federal laws, the most relevant ones are included in Title VII of the Civil Rights Acts. Regarding state law, California protects you through the California Constitution, Fair Employment Housing Act (FEHA), and the Labor Code. All of these laws, and more, work to protect you from discrimination in the workplace. Discrimination is defined as disparate treatment or harassment based on one’s mental disability, physical disability, veteran and military status, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, sex, nationality, ancestry, skin color, religion, race, or a variety of other characteristics.

I am Being Sexually Harassed at Work. What Can I Do?

You can file a lawsuit against the harasser, prove that their actions have legally constituted harassment, and seek compensation for the damages inflicted upon you. There are two primary ways to legally prove that you are a victim of sexual harassment, which are “quid pro quo” and “hostile work environment”. Quid pro quo occurs when a superior demands favors of a sexual nature in return for various benefits, including job security, money and gifts, promotions, and more. A single instance of quid pro quo sexual harassment will lead to liability. To show that there is a hostile environment, a victim of sexual harassment needs to prove that the harassment has been pervasive and severe, and it can either be verbal or physical. You should contact a skilled employee rights lawyer in Los Angeles immediately since the statute of limitations for these types of cases is generally one year from the date of the last illegal act.

I Have Been Fired for Illegal Reasons. What Are My Options?

Individuals who have been wrongfully terminated may sue the employer that fired them and possibly recover compensation in the process. Being wrongfully terminated means that one was fired for reasons that were illegal. Illegal reasons include discrimination, a breach of an employment agreement, if one has complained about safe working conditions, a failure to comply with wage and hour laws, if one complained about discrimination, and more. For these types of cases, there is generally a one-year statute of limitations so it is important to contact an experienced employee rights attorney in Los Angeles right away.

I’ve Been Hurt on the Job. What Can I Do?

If you’ve been injured while working in California, you have a right to vocational rehabilitation or supplemental job displacement benefits, permanent disability benefits, temporary disability benefits, medical care, and death benefits. You are legally eligible to file a workers’ compensation claim without fear of retaliation from your employer. If your employer harasses or mistreats you because you filed a workers’ compensation claim, their actions are illegal. First, however, you should seek professional medical help in order to treat your injury and get it officially documented. Once it is documented by a doctor, it may serve as invaluable supporting evidence later on in your case. Then, contact a knowledgeable attorney for effective legal guidance.

Why Should I Hire Employees’ Legal Advocates, LLP?

Our highly experienced employee rights lawyers in Los Angeles have a long track record of success in both workers’ compensation law as well as employment law. In fact, we have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of clients who were injured or mistreated at their workplaces. Our lawyers have a comprehensive understanding of our respective practice areas and provide a personalized method of care. We commit 100% of our time and effort to each and every client that we take on. Also, we offer free initial case evaluations and accept cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that it will cost you nothing unless and until we win on your behalf. You can count on us to provide you with the outstanding representation you need and deserve.

To speak with an experienced employee rights attorney in Los Angeles, contact us at (213) 267-3640 or submit an online form to schedule a free and private consultation.

Protecting the Rights of the Injured

Hear what our past clients have to say about working with us.
  • $1 Million $1.1 MILLION FOR WRONGFUL TERMINATION BECAUSE OF SICK SON
  • $775 Thousand $775,000 FOR EMPLOYEE FIRED WHILE ON A PREGNANCY RELATED LEAVE OF ABSENCE
  • $375 Thousand $375,000 For Employee Not Allowed to Return to Work After Brief Medical Leave
  • $315 Thousand $315,000 To Restaurant Employees for off the Clock Work
  • $300 Thousand $300,000 FOR EMPLOYEE FIRED FOR HAVING PERMANENT DISABILITY
  • $300 Thousand $300,000 FOR MISSED LUNCH BREAKS AND TERMINATION BASED ON EYE CONDITION (DISABILITY)
  • $275 Thousand $275,000 FOR EMPLOYEE NOT PERMITTED TO RETURN TO WORK WHILE DISABLED
  • $210 Thousand $210,000 FOR EMPLOYEE FIRED AFTER PRESENTING HER DOCTOR'S REPORT UPON RETURNING FROM MEDICAL LEAVE
  • $160 Thousand $160,000 FOR EMPLOYEE ON PREGNANCY LEAVE
  • $160 Thousand $160,000 TO RESTAURANT EMPLOYEES FOR REST AND MEAL BREAK VIOLATIONS
  • $150 Thousand $150,000 For Employee Fired After Requesting Time off to Nurse an Injury
  • $150 Thousand $150,000 FOR LANDSCAPER FIRED FOR TAKING TIME-OFF FOR SURGERY.
  • $150 Thousand $150,000 For Factory Worker Replaced While on a Year Long Medical Leave of Absence.
  • $135 Thousand $135,000 For Employee Fired for Taking Pregnancy Leave.
  • $135 Thousand $135,000 FOR EMPLOYEE FIRED WHILE ON EXTENDED MEDICAL LEAVE
  • $125 Thousand $125,000 FOR EMPLOYEE NOT ALLOWED TO WORK WITH DISABILITY
  • $120 Thousand $120,000 For Overtime, Rest, and Lunch Break Violations Against Client Who Worked as a Dishwasher.
  • $105 Thousand $105,000 For 59 Year Old Cook Fired for Age.
  • $105 Thousand $105,000 FOR EMPLOYEE ON WORK RESTRICTIONS FIRED FOR HAVING AN EXPIRED WORK PERMIT.
  • $100 Thousand $100,000 For Employee Fired for Performance Issues While on Medical Leave
  • $100 Thousand $100,000 FOR PARKING ATTENDANT FIRED FOR MISSING WORK BECAUSE OF HIS DIABETES.

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