If you need an experienced employment lawyer in Southern California, DesJardins & Panitz LLP are here to fight for your rights.
We use our hard-earned knowledge and expertise to help employees win and settle even the toughest legal cases.
If you believe that you, a friend, or a family member has been victimized by illegal employment practices, contact us today for a FREE consultation. We accept most cases on a contingency basis. This means that when we agree to accept your case on contingency, we don’t get paid until you do.
LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW
Labor and employment law deals with obligations and rights that exist between employers and their employees in the worklplace. In many cases this also involves job applicants or former employees.
At DesJardins & Panitz LLP, we litigate many types of cases within the categories of labor and employment law:
- Wrongful Termination
- Wage and Hour
- Real Estate
- Personal Injury
- Civil Litigation
- Breach of Contract
- Business Disputes
- Collection & Enforcement of Judgments
Clicking on any of the links above will take you to a page dedicated to this area of the law.
Generally, U.S. and California employees are protected by a common set of labor laws, laws which are often denied or infringed upon by employers. These laws also protect job applicants throughout the hiring process, specifically from discrimination based on race, gender, age, national origin, or religion.
Employees are also protected from invasions of privacy at work. The questions we most often hear about this area of the law concern whether an employer can:
• Listen to phone conversations?
• Obtain records of phone calls?
• Monitor employee computer activity, including emails?
• Search an employee’s desk?
In most cases, employers are permitted by the law to do these things. But in other situations, an employer can violate the rights of an employee.
While an employer can monitor business calls to and from their place of business, the federal Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), limits their right to do so. If a personal call comes in, the employer must stop monitoring as soon as it is clear that the call is personal. This law can also apply to monitoring of email.
Other important laws protect employees from
- Discrimination and harassment
- Dangerous conditions and materials
- Employer retaliation against employee complaints or claims
- Not being paid a fair wage
If you are concerned that your rights have been violated, or wondering whether these protections apply to you, please call us today. The initial consultation is always free, and because we work on a contingency basis, there is no cost to you unless we win or settle your case.
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