The Employment Law Cases We Handle
￼Whether you are an at-will employee or have an employment contract, there are restrictions on when and why your employer can terminate your employment. We have extensive experience representing employees in wrongful termination matters. We understand that there are both financial and psychological consequences to losing your job, and we will work tirelessly to vindicate your rights and secure the financial compensation you deserve.
￼California’s workplace anti-discrimination laws are some of the most protective in the nation. Along with federal laws such as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) prohibits employers from discriminating against individual employees and groups of workers on numerous improper bases. If you believe that you were denied employment, denied a promotion, fired, or treated differently at work based upon any of your personal traits or characteristics, you owe it to yourself to speak with an experienced California employee rights attorney.
￼California’s FEHA expressly prohibits sexual harassment in the workplace. Sexual harassment is never acceptable. Despite the #MeToo movement and growing social awareness of the prevalence and consequences of sexual harassment in the workplace, it is clear that many managers, supervisors, and other employees still engage in this unlawful behavior, or allow it to continue in the workplace. Employers must provide adequate training and take appropriate responsive action to protect employees against verbal, visual, and physical harassment. When employers fail to protect their employees, they can, and should, be held fully accountable.
￼Not all workplace harassment is sexual in nature. Employees can also seek legal remedies when they are subjected to a hostile work environment based upon their personal characteristics or membership in a protected class. Unfortunately, not all hostile work environments will give rise to legal action – many employees work in stressful and high-pressure jobs on a daily basis. But if you believe that you are being singled out or forced to endure a hostile work environment on a discriminatory basis, you may have grounds to pursue legal action. Consult with a workplace lawyer today.
￼As an employee in California, you have the legal right to report or refuse to participate in harassing, discriminatory, or other unlawful activities. Laws including Title VII, California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), and California Labor Code Section 1102.5 prohibit employers from retaliating against employees who assert this right. If you have been fired, demoted, or otherwise mistreated for complaining about discrimination, harassment or other illegal activities at work, for reporting unlawful activities at work, for refusing to participate in unlawful activities at work, for blowing the whistle on your employer or standing up for yourself or a co-worker, we strongly encourage you to contact us as soon as possible.
￼The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the California Family Rights Act (CFRA), and various other state and federal laws establish the right for employees to take leave without putting their jobs at risk. At Custis Law, P.C., we represent employees who have been denied protected leave, who have been terminated in retaliation for requesting or taking protected leave, who have been denied reinstatement following a protected leave of absence, and who have experienced other protected leave of absence violations.
￼When an employer fails to pay you all the wages and overtime you earned, or fails to provide your required rest and meal breaks, your employer violates federal and California laws known as “wage and hour” laws. If you clock in and do your job, you deserve to get paid. Sadly, some employers will go to great lengths to pay their employees less than they are owed, from shaving and improperly rounding time to intentionally miscalculating overtime pay.
￼If you have been offered a severance agreement, you need to understand that the agreement was drafted by your employer’s legal team, and it is designed to protect your employer, not you. As a result, before you sign, it is critical that you have your severance agreement reviewed by an attorney who has your best interests in mind. When you contact us, we will listen to your side of the story to determine whether the agreement provides adequate compensation without unduly restricting or waiving your rights. We can also negotiate on your behalf, or advise you how to negotiate, with your employer to make sure you receive a fair deal.
What Can You Expect When You Hire an Attorney Experienced in California Employment Law?
What you can expect when you hire an attorney knowledgable in California employment law depends upon the law firm you choose. At Custis Law, P.C., we always put our client’s interests first, and we are committed to providing the best possible client service while securing the best possible results as quickly as possible. When you choose our firm to represent you, you can expect:
- To have your case personally handled by an attorney highly-experienced in California employment law.
- To have direct cell phone access to your attorney.
- To have all calls, emails, and texts returned within 24 hours or less.
- To be able to schedule appointments when you need to, including nights and weekends.
- To pay nothing out of pocket while your case is pending, and to pay nothing at all until and unless we obtain a settlement or verdict for you.
For additional information, please review the Top Ten Reasons Employees Hire Custis Law, P.C.
Let an Experienced California Employment Law Attorney Fight for You
If you have questions about your rights and would like to speak with a Los Angeles employment lawyer, we encourage you to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. To speak with attorney Keith Custis about your situation in confidence, please call (213) 863-4276 or inquire online today.