As one of the most worker-friendly states in the country, California has a wide range of protections available to prevent abuse in the workplace. If you have been a victim of abuse or mistreatment — whether by an employer or a co-worker — you should seek the advice of a Los Angeles employment lawyer.
Whether the victim is an undocumented foreign worker, a United States citizen or a lawful permanent resident, the state of California protects its workers from harassment, discrimination, injury and abuse.
Even if you are unsure about whether the behavior you experience is criminal, seeking the advice of an experienced Los Angeles employment lawyer is a prudent choice. At Conexion Legal, we can offer you free legal advice and, if needed, we can connect you with a Los Angeles employment lawyer in our network. Just call us at 1-800-201-1220 or write to us through WhatsApp to schedule your free consultation.
What are employment lawyers?
Employment lawyers specialize in labor law, which governs workplace safety, fair hiring practices and workers’ compensation, as well as any law which regulates the relationship between employer and employee.
If you feel like you’ve been treated differently than other employees due to your membership in a so-called protected class, an employment lawyer will help you gather evidence and document incidents of discrimination. If you are being denied benefits specified in your employment contract — such as vacation, overtime and maternity leave — an employment lawyer can help you stand up to intimidation by your employer’s legal team and get you the compensation you deserve.
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Employment law, especially in California, is complex, and changes constantly. With the gig economy — where workers for companies like Uber and Lyft have alternately been classified as employees and as independent contractors — expected to continue its expansion, workers may not know all of their rights. An experienced Los Angeles employment lawyer can advise you on the latest changes that could very well impact your case.
What services do employment lawyers provide?
Especially when dealing in cases of workplace harassment, workplace safety, discrimination, an employment lawyer can help you deal with a complex legal proceeding called “discovery,” where attorneys question witnesses under oath, in the presence of a judge. Statements obtained in discovery can and often will be used during a trial. They can also help you obtain surveillance camera footage, incriminating communications and maintenance records to help strengthen your case.
- Protection from intimidation
Nearly all Los Angeles employers will have their own lawyers representing them in any legal proceeding, and because — in most cases — they have more resources than plaintiffs, those legal teams can be quite intimidating. Having an experienced Los Angeles labor attorney at your side can give you the confidence to proceed with your claim and recover the damages you deserve. If you intend on holding your employer accountable for illegal actions in a workplace, they will take your claim more seriously if you have quality legal representation.
- Legal expertise
Not only will an experienced Los Angeles employment lawyer be well-versed in filing deadlines, which documents you need to fill out and statutes of limitation, but they can determine whether or not you have a case, even if you don’t realize it.
Employment law is not just limited to discrimination and workplace harassment. it covers a broad range of topics including workplace injury, wrongful termination and workers’ compensation. You may not realize that your repetitive stress injury can be covered by workers’ compensation, or that a construction site accident could have been caused by negligence on the part of the site manager or owner.
If you need the help of an employment lawyer, Conexión Legal we can connect you with one of a large number of Los Angeles employment lawyers in our network. Contact us to schedule a free consultation by calling us at 1-800-201-1220 or writing to us through WhatsApp.