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Spread out over 46.9 square miles in Northern California, San Francisco is the fourth most populated city in the state with 808,437 residents and the second most densely populated large city in the United State. There are more than 50 hills inside city limits. Tourism, technology, financial services, education and health care, trade, and transportation are important sectors in the city. As of 2016, around 27% of workers in San Francisco worked in professional business services. It is important to talk to the seasoned San Francisco employment law attorneys of Calderone Law Firm if you have a dispute with your employer. We handle wage and hour, employment discrimination, and whistleblowing litigation. Our principal, Vincent Calderone, has decades of experience seeking justice for workers who have been harmed by their employers.Employment Lawyers for San Francisco Wage and Hour Lawsuits
The Calderone Law Firm handles wage and hour lawsuits such as those involving minimum wage, overtime, meal and rest breaks, uniforms, and expenses. Generally, these lawsuits may be brought by nonexempt employees but not exempt employees or independent contractors. In a gig economy, many workers are left unprotected from their employers’ unfair conditions. Fortunately, it is not up to your employer whether you are classified as a nonexempt employee, exempt employee or independent contractor. This is a question of law, and our attorneys can apply the rules to your particular situation to figure out the types of relief available to you depending on your classification.
In some cases, wage and hour lawsuits can be difficult for lawyers to pursue because the potential damages for an individual plaintiff are small. When, for instance, an employer occasionally fails to accurately tabulate your hours, the losses may seem small. However, with a class action involving many plaintiffs who are facing the same smaller wrongs, the damages that can be recovered may be larger; additionally plaintiffs in a class action may be able to combine resources, strategies, evidence and more in order to secure compensatory and sometimes punitive damages.Pursue Damages for Discrimination in Santa Clarita
Federal, state, and local laws prohibit employment discrimination in San Francisco when it’s based on certain protected characteristics or traits. Whether you were denied a job because of your race or refused a reasonable accommodation for your disability or harassed due to your religion, our attorneys may be available to represent you in a lawsuit.
State and laws tend to provide stronger protection than federal law does in the sense that federal laws do not apply to small workplaces, only midsize and large ones, and federal laws do not protect as wide a range of characteristics as state and local laws do. The California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) prohibits discrimination, harassment, and retaliation in a workplace that has at least 5 employees. You are legally protected from sexual harassment even if your employer has only one employee—you.
Workplace discrimination can occur in a range of circumstances. For example, it can occur when an employer refuses to hire you, fire you, change your job benefits, decides not to promote you, changes your employment benefits, harasses you or lets you be harassed, changes your job duties, isolates you or creates a segregated workplace based on a protected trait.Whistleblower Representation
Our firm represents whistleblowers under a range of federal and state laws. Whistleblowers are employees who report their employer when they discover the employer has committed fraud or another legal violation. The California False Claims Act, for instance, allows a plaintiff to file a qui tam lawsuit if he or she discovers that the employer is submitting false claims for payment to the government.Call Our Knowledgeable Employment Litigators About Your Dispute in Santa Clarita
As an employee, you may feel disadvantaged when going up against your employer. It is important to call the effective lawyers of Calderone Law Firm who can gather insights gleaned over years of handling workplace disputes and litigation to obtain the best available outcome in your case. Complete our online form or call us at (424) 348-8290 for a free initial consultation.