Employers in California are legally required to adhere to certain state and federal employment laws. If these laws are broken, an employee may have a cause of action to file a lawsuit against their employer and recover compensation.
Workers in Los Angeles are often vulnerable to an employer trying to save money at the expense of paying proper wages under the law. This can include a wage and hour violation and unpaid overtime. There are laws that are in place designed to protect workers from being deprived of their rights. Often, it's not a small company that is confronted with allegations of failing to pay its workers fairly, but large ones that are prominent and well-known to all.
When an employee in the state of California abruptly or unexpectedly loses their job, there are likely many emotions and questions that come up as a result. Can I be fired? Was the termination wrongful? How do I find another job? Individuals of California have many rights after being fired or laid off and this blog will cover what some of those rights are and how an employee can ensure they are upheld.
It is important that employees working in California understand that their employers must take the appropriate action to ensure equality in the workplace. If an employer does not do this it can make the workplace uncomfortable for some employees and it may even expose the employer to legal liability under stated and federal employment laws.