Santa Ana

Seasoned Attorneys for Santa Ana Employment Litigation

Santa Ana is a city in Orange County, California. Major employers include County of Orange, which has 16,856 employees, as well as the local school district, Santa Ana College, the city, and First American. It houses numerous corporate headquarters for companies such as Ingram Micro, Behr Pain, SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union, TTM Technologies. Other companies with a presence in the city include T-Mobile, Xerox, and Ultimate Software. The city competes with the commercial growth of nearby Irvine. Our trustworthy Santa Ana employment lawyers represent employees who have been wronged under wage and hour, employment discrimination, and whistleblowing laws, as well as in connection with other employment matters. Our principal, Vincent Calderone, has decades of experience seeking justice for workers who have been harmed by their employers.

Law Firm to Represent You in a Santa Ana Wage and Hour Claims

The Calderone Law Firm handles wage and hour lawsuits. These are lawsuits brought by nonexempt employees; they involve issues of employment compensation. Nonexempt employees are usually workers who have little control over how they accomplish tasks for their employer and are paid on an hourly basis. Employers are expected to play these workers minimum wage, overtime, and according to meal and rest break rules. Sometimes the wages at issue in a dispute are smaller; still it’s worth talking to our wage and hour attorneys if multiple employees face the same types of issues with the same employer. In that case, it may be appropriate for all the nonexempt employees to join together and pursue a class action, which requires experienced class action attorneys.

Certain categories of workers are exempt employees to whom wage and hour laws do not apply. Exempt employees include white collar professionals, computer professionals, licensed doctors, and employees of state or local governments. However, it’s important to consult a lawyer to make sure that you have not been misclassified when you should be treated as a nonexempt employee.

Santa Ana Workplace Discrimination Attorneys

The California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) prohibits discrimination, harassment and retaliation based on certain protected traits at workplaces that have at least 5 employees. In most cases, there is greater protection under FEHA, but in some cases, federal law does provide more protection, which is why it’s important to talk to a lawyer about your specific situation. Discrimination occurs when an employer takes an adverse action due to an employee’s protected characteristic. For example, it occurs if a qualified job candidate is not hired because of a pregnancy or disability. Similarly, if you were terminated due to your religion, you were subject to employment discrimination.

Additionally, California employees who work for companies with at least 5 employees are entitled to job-protected leave to take care of specific family members who suffer from severe health conditions and also if they have their own severe health condition. If you are eligible, you can also take a job-protected leave to bond with your new child.

Harassment and retaliation are also illegal. You can bring a sexual harassment against your employer even if you are the only employee.

Legal Representation for Whistleblowers

California and federal laws protect whistleblowers in numerous ways. If you are a whistleblower, it is illegal for your employer to retaliate against you for your whistleblowing, retaliate against you for refusing to follow orders that violate the law, enact or enforce rules that stop employees from becoming whistleblowers, or retaliate against you because you were a whistleblower at a prior job. Under certain whistleblowing laws, you may be entitled to file a qui tam lawsuit for damages.

Call Our Santa Ana Employment Litigators About Disputes With Your Employer

You should call the effective Santa Ana workplace lawyers of Calderone Law Firm as soon as possible after realizing your employer violated your rights. We have years of experience representing workers in employment litigation and work towards the best available outcome of their case whether they’ve been harassed or retaliated against or paid in violation of wage and hour rules. Complete our online form or call us at (424) 348-8290 for a free initial consultation.