Experienced Fremont Lawyers for Employment Disputes

Fremont is located in Alameda County, California. The city was created in 1956 by the annexation of five small towns and its household median income today is $142,374. Major employers include Tesla, which has 22,000 employees, along with Lam Research, Washington Hospital, Kaiser Permanente, Western Digital and Sutter Health. The city’s residents are diverse. If you were treated unfairly by your employer with regard to an employment discrimination, whistleblowing, or wage and hour matter, you should call the trustworthy and seasoned Fremont employment attorneys of Calderone Law Firm. We have many years of experience litigating these issues and can put our knowledge and skill to work for you.

Representing Fremont Workers in Discrimination Lawsuits

Generally speaking, your employer is not permitted to discriminate against you based on a trait that is protected under federal, state, or local law. However, in most cases state laws provide more concrete protections against discrimination for a wider range of people than federal laws do. The California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) applies to companies with at least 5 employees and protects employees’ color, race, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, disability, and age over 40, among other traits.

Discrimination does not include all negative actions an employer takes, but only those adverse employment actions taken due to a protected trait. For example, our lawyers might be able to file a race discrimination lawsuit against you if your supervisor fails to promote you to a customer-facing position because you are Black. For another example, we may be able to sue for damages if you were laid off because you are pregnant.

Legal Counsel for Whistleblowers

It is stressful to go up against your employer when wrongdoing has occurred. Whistleblowers are protected under various federal and state laws. Under the California Labor Code, you are protected against retaliation as a whistleblower who reports suspected legal violations. This protection extends to those cases when a disclosure is connected to information that the government already knows, and even to those cases where there turns out not to have been a legal violation, so long as you made the report in good faith, reasonably believing there was. The federal Whistleblower Protection Act provides similar protections.

Wage and Hour Lawsuit

Wage and hour litigation involves questions of employee compensation. The laws that protect workers in this regard apply only to certain classifications of employees; the three major classes of employees are exempt employees, nonexempt employees, and independent contractors. Wage and hour laws apply to nonexempt employees. Typically these employees are paid on an hourly rather than salaried basis and have little control over when or how they do the work for which they’re being paid. Exempt employees usually have white collar, salaried jobs and do not receive protections like overtime pay and mal breaks; in 2024, employees also needed to earn a minimum of $1280 each week to be classified as such under the law.

In some cases, an employee has been subject to violations of wage and hour law but has not accumulated sufficient losses for a lawyer to take his or her case to court. However, if multiple employees of the same employer suffer those violations, it may be appropriate for our experienced attorneys to bring a class action lawsuit on their behalf. These cases can be challenging and technical, and it is crucial to seek experienced counsel.

Consult Our Fremont Attorneys About Your Employment Law Case

Whether you and your employer are in conflict over overtime, minimum wage, whistleblowing, discrimination, harassment, or retaliation, it’s important to retain legal counsel. Call the trustworthy Fremont lawyers of Calderone Law Firm to learn about your legal options. Our firm’s years of experience allow us to provide strong representation and develop smart strategies to achieve the best legal outcome in employment lawsuits. Fill out our online form or call us at (424) 348-8290 for a free initial consultation.