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Redondo Beach is a coastal city in Los Angeles County. Its population was 71,576 spread out over 6.2 square miles. It has a median household income of $99,496. Some of the communities in the city are among the most expensive places to live in the country. Large employers in the city include Northrop Grumman, Redondo Beach Unified School District, the United States Postal Service, The Cheesecake Factory, Target, and Macy’s. If your employer discriminated against you or failed to pay you appropriate wages under the law, you should call the experienced Redondo Beach employment lawyers of the Calderone Law Firm. Our knowledgeable and founder Vincent Calderone brings more than 20 years of trial experience to cases. Your employer will likely have seasoned counsel in a dispute and so should you.Pursuing Relief for Employment Law Matters
Numerous laws govern employer conduct in Redondo Beach. Unfortunately, not all companies seek legal advice before acting, and some act intentionally to harm their employees and preserve profits. Disputes can arise between employers and employees with regard to discrimination, harassment, retaliation, meal and rest breaks, minimum wage, and whistleblowing. If you face a conflict that concerns any of these matters, you may have grounds to bring a lawsuit for damages.
Different procedures apply to federal, state, and local claims, making it imperative to seek legal representation. For example, if you have a claim for sex discrimination under federal Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, our attorneys will need to file a charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) before suing in federal court. The window of time within which to file a charge, and then file a lawsuit, when appropriate, is narrow. In some cases, the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) affords better relief, or a more persuasive legal argument for relief, than federal laws, and we will file a charge with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH). A charge can be cross-filed with both agencies.Seeking Damages in Employment Discrimination Lawsuits
You may have grounds to sue for employment discrimination if you were treated negatively by an employer based on a characteristic that is protected under federal or California law. Job discrimination could include failure to hire, demotion, failure to promote, and termination, as well as harassment, based on a protected trait. Often, your employer must be mid-size for you to receive protection under federal laws. However, California law protects those who work for smaller companies; your employer will need to have at least 5 employees to be covered by FEHA. Sexual harassment is forbidden in all workplaces regardless of the size of the company.
Traits protected by the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) include race, ancestry, national origin, religion, creed, physical disability, mental disability, gender expression, sexual orientation, and military or veteran status. You should not be retaliated against by your employer for engaging in protected activity, such as filing a charge or lawsuit, or cooperating in an investigation of a coworker’s discrimination claim against the employer. In order to pursue a retaliation lawsuit, our attorneys would need to prove: (1) you were engaged in a protective activity, (2) the employer subjected an employee to an adverse employment action, and (3) there is a causal link between protected activity and the employer’s action.Lawyers for Wage and Hour Lawsuits in Redondo Beach
You may have grounds for a wage and hour lawsuit if your employer did not pay you minimum wage, failed to follow meal and rest break rules, or failed to pay you overtime. If you are a nonexempt employee, your employer should pay you time and a half when you work more than 8, but less than 12, hours in a workday and for the first 8 hours on your seventh day of work in a row. Your employer should pay you double your regular rate of pay for hours worked beyond 12 hours in a work day or beyond 8 on the seventh day in a row you work in a work week.Consult a Seasoned Redondo Beach Lawyer
As a worker, you should be treated fairly and according to the law. If you are concerned about an employment law matter in Redondo Beach, you should consult experienced employment attorneys of the Calderone Law Firm about whether you have a viable claim. Vincent Calderone, our founder, has more than 20 years of experience litigating these cases. Please contact us online or call us at (424) 348-8290.