Every person who works in the United States has rights and legal protections in place at the state and federal levels. These laws exist to ensure every American worker has access to a safe working environment free from harassment and discrimination. Unfortunately, not every employer acknowledges these rights and regulations, and workers throughout all of California’s many industries can find themselves faced with unjust working conditions, workplace mistreatment, stolen wages, and other employment issues.
The Law Offices of Corbett H. Williams can provide the legal guidance and support you need when faced with an employment dispute. It’s easy for employees to feel isolated and trapped by their circumstances. They are often afraid to speak out against the mistreatment they face in the workplace for fear of losing their jobs and being left unable to provide for their families. It’s vital to exercise your rights if you have been victimized by an employer, and a Newport Beach employment lawyer is the best asset to have in this situation.
You might believe that your case is simple enough to manage alone, but the reality is that even a seemingly straightforward employment dispute can lead to very complex legal proceedings the average person will not be equipped to address on their own. Your decision to hire an experienced Newport Beach employment attorney as a first step may be one of the most important decisions you ever make regarding your employment and protecting your rights under the law.
Your Newport Beach employment attorney can review the details of your situation and help you determine your best options for legal recourse. Whether you have an issue with your compensation or have suffered illegal mistreatment in the form of sexual harassment or discrimination against your race, gender, or religion, the Law Offices of Corbett H. Williams can help.
Cases Our Firm Handles
Our team has years of experience guiding clients through complicated and emotionally taxing employment disputes. We provide high powered legal counsel for a wide range of employment law-related issues, including:
- Sexual harassment. Every American worker has the right to work in an environment free from all forms of sexual harassment. It is illegal for an employer or coworker to engage in any form of sexual harassment, including lewd jokes, sexual comments, requests for sexual favors in exchange for job benefits, or sexual battery in the workplace.
- Wrongful termination. California’s “at-will” employment law may provide significant leeway for employers to fire employees at their discretion, but they may not fire employees for illegal reasons. For example, an employer cannot fire an employee on the basis of race, skin color, sexual orientation, or religion.
- Wage and time disputes. Employers must pay their employees appropriately according to state and federal laws. If you believe that your employer failed to pay your wages appropriately, failed to adhere to California overtime laws, or failed to remit benefits as required by your employment contract, we can help you recover what’s rightfully yours.
- Whistleblower retaliation claims. Whistleblowing can expose corruption and violation of state and federal laws. If an employee reports wrongdoing by their employer in good faith, that employee becomes protected under their special legal status as a whistleblower, and the employer may not fire them in response. Such a firing would constitute whistleblower retaliation, and the fired employee would have grounds for legal action against their employer in this situation.
These are just a few examples of the cases our team can handle for Newport Beach, CA clients. Depending on the type of claim you face, you may also need to complete the claim process with the EEOC, and we can assist with this as well.
The EEOC is responsible for investigating claims of workplace harassment and discrimination in the US. If you believe you have grounds for legal action against your employer, it is not a good idea to sue them directly. You must file a claim with the EEOC first, and the EEOC must investigate the claim to determine whether you have valid grounds for legal action. If your claim is approved, the EEOC will send you a Notice of Right to Sue that allows you to proceed with a civil action against your employer.
Many people who experience employment disputes in California have lots of questions about their rights and legal options. The Law Offices of Corbett H. Williams has years of experience handling various claims on behalf of our clients in Newport Beach, CA, and surrounding areas and the following are some of the most common questions we hear from prospective clients.
Q: When Should I Hire an Employment Lawyer?
A: It’s best to consult an experienced Newport Beach employment lawyer as soon as possible when you believe you have encountered a legal dispute with your employer. The sooner you connect with a lawyer, the better your chances will be of settling the issue rapidly and successfully.
Q: What Are the Most Common Employment Disputes in California?
A: The most commonly filed employment disputes in California are stolen wages and overtime disputes. Disputes involving minimum wage workers are especially common due to the fact that California’s state-mandated minimum wage is much higher than the federal minimum wage.
Q: How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Newport Beach Employment Attorney?
A: It’s normal to have concerns about the potential cost of legal fees when you need to hire a lawyer. Make sure you understand a prospective attorney’s billing policy before agreeing to their representation. Some employment lawyers offer flat rate billing for specific legal services, and others charge clients hourly for their representation.
Call Our Firm to Learn More
The Law Offices of Corbett H. Williams can assist you with your EEOC claim. We’ll help you complete all claim paperwork and gather the evidence and supporting documentation you will need to submit alongside your claim. We can also correspond with EEOC investigators on your behalf and help you assess the damages you may be able to recover through a subsequent lawsuit against your employer.
The right Newport Beach employment lawyer can make a tremendous difference in the outcome of your employment dispute. If you have concerns about recent events in your workplace and are unsure of your options for legal recourse, we can help. Contact the Law Offices of Corbett H. Williams today and schedule a free consultation with an experienced Newport Beach employment lawyer now.
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.