Sacramento Lawyers for Employment Law

Fast-growing Sacramento is the capital of California and the sixth most populous city in the state. Home to many state and federal government employees, the city is also bustling with healthcare, manufacturing and technology companies and ventures. Important companies include Adventist Health, Golden 1 Credit Union, Blue Diamond Growers, Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, and other large companies that have offices in the city include Hewlett Packard, Oracle, and Apple. If you have a dispute with your employer, you should consult trustworthy Sacramento employment law attorneys of Calderone Law Firm. We handle wage and hour, employment discrimination, and whistleblowing litigation. Vincent Calderone, our principal, can use insights gathered over decades to fight for your rights in connection with wage and hour, employment discrimination, and whistleblowing litigation and other employment law matters.

Legal Counsel for Wage and Hour Disputes

Wage and hour law governs a range of issues related to employee compensation including overtime, meal and rest breaks, and minimum wage. You may be able to pursue damages from an employer who has violated your rights under wage and hour laws. If you are an independent contractor or you’re exempt, you are not protected by these laws, but it’s important to be aware that your employer may have misclassified you as an employee or independent contractor in order to avoid certain laws or because the employer doesn’t know what the law is. You should talk to our lawyers about your situation and whether you’re protected with regard to compensation.

It may be appropriate to band together with coworkers to bring a class action if you and other employees have faced the same harm with regard to your wages, but the individual sums that have been lost are low. As experienced class action attorneys, we can consult with you on whether class certification is possible.

Damages for Employment Discrimination

Employment discrimination, which occurs when an employer takes adverse employment actions based on an employee’s protected trait or traits, is forbidden in Sacramento workplaces. Adverse actions can include failing to hire, firing, failing to provide equal opportunities, disparate pay, workplace segregation, refusal to promote, or failing to provide a reasonable accommodation for a disability or religious practice or custom.

Federal, state or local laws may apply to your case. These laws do have some overlap, but in most cases our lawyers find that the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) State provides protection for the greatest range of characteristics. FEHA also applies small companies with at least 5 employees, as opposed to a federal law like Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which only covers workplaces that have at least 15 employees.

Whistleblowing Lawsuits in Sacramento

Whistleblowers are in a difficult position when they report their employer for its fraud or other wrongdoing. If you are a whistleblower, it is crucial to seek counsel from a lawyer who has experience handling highly sensitive legal situations. There are several laws that protect whistleblowers from employment retaliation and provide them with opportunities to seek justice. For example, if you discover that the hospital you work for is submitting false claims for payment of patient bills to the government, you may be able to pursue damages by bringing a qui tam lawsuit under the California False Claims Act.

Call Our Employment Litigators About Disputes With Your Employer

When going up against a more powerful employer, it is common to feel like you and your livelihood are precariously positioned. While retaliation is illegal, some companies do flout the law. If you are concerned about an employment law matter, it is crucial to call the seasoned employment law attorneys at the Calderone Law Firm. With many years of experience representing workers in wage and hour disputes, employment discrimination lawsuits, whistleblowing claims, and other employment litigation. Please fill out our online form or call us at (424) 348-8290 for a free initial consultation.