Every American has the right to expect an equitable and welcoming work environment. While some jobs are inherently stressful, employees should not be forced to endure illegal mistreatment and/or violations of state and federal employment laws. If you believe you have experienced harassment of any kind, or if your employer has engaged in illegal discriminatory actions against you, you have the right to hold them accountable. However, employment disputes are complex, and affected employees often feel isolated and disempowered when it comes to confronting their employers.
An experienced Huntington Beach employment attorney can provide the guidance and support you need in this difficult situation. The right attorney can help you navigate the complex legal proceedings you likely face, including interactions with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC is responsible for enforcing the workplace regulations of the United States, and many employment disputes will need to pass through the EEOC claim process before employees can proceed with civil claims against their employers.
The Law Offices of Corbett H. Williams provide comprehensive and client-focused legal counsel in a wide range of employment disputes in the Huntington Beach, CA area. We understand that you are likely to feel as though you have no hope of holding your employer accountable for the mistreatment you experienced in the workplace, but this is not true. Our team can carefully evaluate your situation and help you determine the best available options for legal recourse.
Attempting to file an EEOC claim on your own and holding your employer accountable for a civil suit would be incredibly difficult. The employment laws of the US and those at the state level in California are complex, and an employee affected by sexual harassment, discrimination, or other mistreatment at work is likely to have many concerns when it comes to the legal proceedings they face. The right Huntington Beach employment attorney can provide valuable guidance and support throughout every stage of your case.
California enforces strict employment laws, and the EEOC enforces various workplace regulations at the federal level. Depending on the nature of your employment dispute, you could face a very difficult series of legal proceedings to hold your employer accountable for your adverse experiences. The Law Offices of Corbett H. Williams are ready to provide the legal support you need to navigate your case successfully.
Huntington Beach Employment Disputes Our Firm Handles
The Huntington Beach employment attorneys at the Law Offices of Corbett H. Williams have extensive experience handling a wide variety of employment disputes, including:
- Wrongful termination claims. California’s at-will employment law may seem like it gives employers carte blanche to fire employees for any reason, but employers may not fire employees for illegal reasons. If you have evidence showing your recent termination was the result of illegal discrimination or retaliation against a legally protected action, call our office. Our team can help you hold your former employer accountable.
- Wage and hour disputes. Employers need to follow federal and state laws pertaining to pay for their employees. If your employer has failed to meet applicable wage and hour standards, denied you legally owed overtime, or taken unlawful deductions from your paycheck, we’ll help you hold them responsible for these losses.
- Sexual harassment. Every American employee has the right to work in an environment free of sexual harassment. If you were pressured to provide sexual favors in exchange for job-related benefits or if you were assaulted or subjected to other mistreatment on the basis of your sex or sexual orientation, you have the right to file an EEOC claim and hold your employer accountable.
The Law Offices of Corbett H. Williams has experience handling these and many other types of employment disputes. No matter what your unique case entails, we will help you determine the best legal strategy available to you for holding your employer accountable.
Q: What Can a Huntington Beach Employment Lawyer Do for Me?
A: You can rely on your Huntington Beach employment attorney to help you gather the evidence you will need to substantiate your claim, and they will guide you through the EEOC claim process if necessary in your case. They will prepare you for each stage of your proceedings and help you make informed decisions about the direction of your case. Ultimately, your attorney can significantly increase your chance of success with your employment case.
Q: Can You Sue an Employer?
A: Employees who have been mistreated and suffered damages from their employers have the right to file civil claims in response to these experiences. However, many types of employment disputes will require affected employees to file claims with the EEOC before they can proceed with civil claims against their employers.
Q: What Is Mental Harassment in the Workplace?
A: Mental or emotional harassment is commonly called bullying. If you are subjected to excessive ridicule, offensive speech, and other disturbing behavior in your workplace, this treatment constitutes mental harassment. You have the right to seek a resolution to this type of situation, which may include an EEOC complaint against your employer.
Q: How Do I File a Complaint Against a Company That Doesn’t Pay?
A: If your employer has failed to pay you appropriately under California state law, you have the right to pursue compensation for the wages you are legally owed. Your attorney can help you file your wage and hour dispute, and your claim may need to pass through federal and state-level legal review, depending on the nature of your employment. You must carefully track the pay and benefits you are legally owed to ensure an accurate resolution to a wage and hour dispute.
It’s natural to have doubts and concerns about an impending employment dispute in Huntington Beach, CA, and the right attorney can offer the reassurance and guidance you need to approach your employment case with greater confidence and understanding. If you are ready to discuss your case with a Huntington Beach employment attorney, contact the Law Offices of Corbett H. Williams today and schedule your consultation with our team.
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.