Every American has certain legal rights in the workplace. Some of these rights are protected at the federal level, but each state has unique employment laws as well. California enforces some relatively strict employment laws, and employers who violate these laws must be held accountable for the damage they cause to employees. If you have recently lost your job for an illegal reason or have been subjected to any discriminatory mistreatment in your workplace, you have the right to pursue legal action against your employer.
The Law Offices of Corbett H. Williams have years of experience representing clients in the Fullerton, CA area and surrounding areas in a wide range of employment disputes. We are thoroughly versed in the employment laws of California and those enforced at the federal level. If you believe your employer has violated any state or federal laws, we can help. We will determine your best options for legal recourse and assist you in holding them accountable for their actions. If you have experienced any form of discrimination, harassment, or other illegal treatment in your workplace, we can help you determine your best available options for holding your employer accountable.
While it may be technically possible to handle your employment dispute on your own, it will be much easier and more likely to succeed when you have legal counsel supporting you. An experienced Fullerton employment lawyer can be an invaluable asset in your employment dispute, helping you gather essential evidence and testimony to bolster your claim and guiding you through the difficult procedural requirements your case is likely to entail.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) of the United States is the government agency responsible for enforcing federal workplace regulations and investigating claims of illegal discrimination, workplace harassment, and wrongful termination. Your employment dispute may require you to file an EEOC complaint before filing a direct civil action against your employer. While the EEOC strives to streamline the complaint process as much as possible, it can be difficult to navigate without legal counsel. Your Fullerton employment attorney can help you file your EEOC claim and then proceed with further legal action once the EEOC has approved your claim.
Types of Employment Legal Disputes We Handle
The Law Offices of Corbett H. Williams has extensive experience handling various types of employment disputes on behalf of Fullerton, CA clients, including:
- Sexual harassment claims. Employees should not be subjected to mistreatment in their workplaces on the basis of their sex or sexual orientation. Our team can help you gather the evidence you need to hold your employer accountable for any sexual harassment you experienced at work.
- Wrongful termination. The at-will employment laws of California may appear to provide employers with the right to fire employees for any reason, but they may not fire employees for illegal reasons. If your employer fired you for any discriminatory reason, we can help you prove the truth of the matter and hold the employer accountable for their actions.
- Wage and hour disputes. Employers must follow state and federal law when it comes to paying their employees. California enforces strict rules pertaining to wages and overtime. When employers violate these laws, we can help affected employees hold them accountable and recover the pay and benefits they rightfully deserve.
Every employment case is unique, and it’s common for some employees to have more options for legal recourse than they realize when they have experienced mistreatment at work. The Law Offices of Corbett H. Williams can carefully review the details of your recent experiences and guide you through the difficult case proceedings that you face.
Q: What Does an Employment Lawyer Do?
A: Your Fullerton employment attorney can help you gather evidence and witness testimony, complete and submit your EEOC claim, and assist you in determining the full scope of damages you can seek in your claim. Every case is unique, and the Law Offices of Corbett H. Williams believes in providing client-focused legal counsel in every case we accept.
Q: Why Is it Important to Have an Employment Lawyer?
A: Attempting to navigate the complex legal statutes your case is likely to involve would be very difficult on your own. While it may be technically possible to succeed with your employment case on your own, hiring an attorney makes the process much more manageable and more likely to succeed. Your Fullerton employment lawyer can significantly increase your chance of success with an EEOC claim and may uncover damages you didn’t know you could claim.
Q: How Do I Start a Claim Against My Employer?
A: The best approach to your employment dispute depends on the nature of your dispute. If your employer has violated any federal employment laws, engaged in unlawful harassment or discrimination, or wrongfully terminated your employment, you likely need to begin with an EEOC complaint. Once the EEOC approves your claim, you can proceed with a civil action against your employer.
Q: What Is Considered Wrongful Termination?
A: A wrongful termination occurs whenever an employer fires an employee for an illegal reason, such as firing an employee on the basis of their race or religion. California’s at-will employment law may seem like the perfect excuse for any employer to get away with wrongful termination, but this is not the case. Your Fullerton employment lawyer can help you gather the evidence you will require to prove your recent termination was wrongful.
Employment cases can be emotionally stressful and cause a great deal of uncertainty for affected employees and their families. While it’s understandable to feel desperate and isolated when you have been the victim of illegal treatment from an employer, you are not without hope when you have the right Fullerton employment attorney representing you.
The Law Offices of Corbett H. Williams is ready to apply our experience and resources to handling your case. If you are ready to determine your best options for legal recourse in response to an employer’s illegal behavior, we are ready to assist you. Contact the Law Offices of Corbett H. Williams today and schedule your consultation to learn more about the legal services we provide for Fullerton, CA employment disputes.
If you believe you have a legitimate claim of workplace retaliation, Corbett H. Williams is fully prepared to fight for any compensation you rightfully deserve. Cases dealing with unfair workplace actions may seem daunting, but Corbett has had experience with both sides of these issues and knows how to handle these types of cases. Don’t hesitate to call the office at 877-304-7066 to schedule a free case analysis.