Trustworthy Irvine Attorney to Pursue Damages from Your Employer

Notable companies in the master-planned Orange County city of Irvine include Samsung, Toshiba, Kia, Mazda, Western Digital, Vizio, Taco Bell, Blizzard Entertainment, and Broadcom. The city is also home to the University of California, Irvine, the Institute and Museum of California Art, and the Barclay Theater. Technology and semiconductor companies are particularly successful in the city. However, each township or “village” within the city, along with the businesses located there, have their own character and feel. Whether you need to sue your employer for discrimination, harassment, or retaliation or you need to recover wages after suffering wage theft, you should retain the knowledgeable Irving lawyers of the Calderone Law Firm. Our principal has decades of experience handling employment lawsuits.

Call Calderone Law Firm About an Employment Law Matter

We represent Irvine workers in wage and hour matters as well as discrimination, retaliation, harassment, whistleblower, and disability and family leave lawsuits. While there are many laws that govern them, companies sometimes fail to get advice from a lawyer to ensure they remain in compliance with regard to employee pay and other aspects of the employment relationship. In certain cases, companies do take intentional steps to protect their profits and avoid minimum wage, overtime, and meal and rest breaks; it’s important to consult our lawyers if you are unsure whether you’ve faced intentional misconduct by your employer.

One of the first issues we’ll need to address when evaluating potential liability of your employer in a wage and hour claim is whether you should be classified as a nonexempt or exempt employee, independent contractor, or temporary worker. California and federal law prescribe different methods to handle wage and hour and discrimination lawsuits based on your classification. Luckily, the status of your employment is a legal question, not an issue that can be determined or easily manipulated by an employer who hopes to avoid providing the protections due to nonexempt employees.

Wage theft can occur in any industry under the following circumstances: when a company denies bonuses to which an employee is entitled; fails to pay employees the tips they earned; fails to pay salespeople their commissions; fails to pay employees for time they worked off the clock; asks an employee to work during their mandated breaks; falsifies time clocks; fails to pay minimum wage; fails to pay employees who quite or were terminated; or misclassifies a worker as an independent contractor instead of as an employee.

If you were denied appropriate pay for all the time you worked, our attorneys may be able to file an individual lawsuit or class action on behalf of you and other workers.

Employment Discrimination and Harassment Lawyers in Irvine

When an employer in Irvine takes adverse employment actions against you in connection with your work, our attorneys may be able to pursue a claim for damages under federal, state, or local laws on your behalf. In most cases, the California Fair Employment Housing Act (FEHA) provides the broadest protection for workers. It protects many of the same characteristics that are protected by federal law such as disability, color, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, and age over 40. It also protects military and veteran status, marital status, medical conditions, ancestry, family leave, medical leave, pregnancy disability leave, and age over 40.

FEHA applies to employees who work for a company that has at least 5 employees. Importantly, if you work for a company with at least 15 employees, you also have protection under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other laws. Among other things, you may be entitled under both state and federal leave when you work for a large company.

Consult a Trustworthy Southern California Employment Lawyer

You may find it challenging to go up against your employer in court. In most cases, employers have significantly more power than their employees and employees are right to fear retaliation. Legal representation matters and evens the playing field. Call the experienced Irvine lawyers of Calderone Law Firm. Call Vincent Calderone and the Calderone Law Firm. Complete our online form or call us at (424) 348-8290.