Basis of Employment Rights
Have your rights been violated? We want to help.
For most, working is a necessary way to earn a living and support yourself
and your family. We depend on our employment to provide us with the financial
means necessary to our everyday life. As such, employers have a significant
amount of power over us, which leaves us vulnerable to the decisions they
make and the conditions they provide. Fortunately, there is state and
federal legislation which grants certain rights to ensure that employees
are not mistreated.
At Alan Burton Newman, PLC, we are dedicated to ensuring that your rights
as an employee are upheld. Our Los Angeles employment law attorney wants
you to understand these rights so that you can recognize when you are
being treated unjustly and take necessary action. We want to help you
face your employer and hold them to the standards of workplace management
set by the government.
What are my rights as an employee?
In the United States, including California, the employee is considered
an "at-will" employee. This means that you can be terminated
at any time at the employer's discretion. However, there are laws
that protect you from the treatment you receive while employed, and our
team of Los Angeles employment lawyers want to help you understand what
they mean for you.
Both the federal and California state government protects the employee
against the following:
These rights, however, are limited to specific applications. California
law gives far wider protection to employees than federal law. In addition
state courts are more receptive to employee claims than federal courts.
The Fair Employment Housing Act (FEHA) is a California statute to protect
against discrimination and harassment in employment.
California Family Rights Act (CFRA) which provides the right of employees to take a leave of absent up to
60 work days as a result of serious medical condition of themselves or
their family without losing their job and without losing medical insurance.
The Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) protects pregnant employees from
discrimination and grants leave of absent up to 4 months. The Industrial
Welfare Commission acting under various California Labor Codes regulates
wage, hour and working condition in various occupations. The California
Constitution protects people outside of the work place from sexual harassment
Retain the Aggressive Representation You Deserve
Mr. Newman is a Harvard Attorney and has obtained successful results against
most of the Fortune 500 companies over the period of 23 years. He has
obtained millions of dollars for his clients which from all economic and
social status. It is his mission to fight for the rights of employees
and face discriminating employers with the aggression and efficiency that
you need. As a lawyer for wage and hour claims in Los Angeles, he is determined
to ensure that employee rights are upheld for all of his clients.
To learn more about how Mr. Newman can help you,
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