Answers To Your Employment Law Questions
At our firm, we get many questions from prospective clients about potential employment law claims. We would like to provide you with general answers to some common questions, to help you evaluate your potential claim and take those first steps toward recovering the compensation you deserve.
Do I have a case against my employer?
There is no easy answer to this question. We need to sit down with you and find out what happened to determine whether you can recover compensation. We need to examine the facts of your case and the actions of your employer to confidently say whether you may recover compensation.
Our attorneys have over 100 years of combined legal experience handling employment law matters. We can tell you if you may have a valid claim against your employer and how the law may impact that claim. We will help you make important legal decisions and protect your claim(s) at every step of the process.
Can my employer fire me for bringing a case?
Most employees in California are at-will employees. This means that their employers may terminate them for nearly any reason at any time. However, there are protections for employees who are retaliated against by their employers.
If your employer fires you after you take action for which you are protected by law, including pursuing administrative remedies or filing suit, you may have additional claims against your employer. Make sure that you inform your attorney of any adverse employment effects that you suffer after bringing your case.
Why do I need an attorney?
There are two important reasons to hire an attorney to handle your claims. First, you do not know the law and how it applies to your specific situation. You may think that if you are offered a settlement by your employer or told that you do not have a case, your employer is being honest and straightforward with you. This is most often not the case. You need to talk to one of our lawyers to ensure that your claims are carefully evaluated to determine the best approach to take.
Second, you do not know what your claims are worth. You may undervalue your claims, putting you at a disadvantage compared to your employer. Your employer will have attorneys working on your case, fighting at each step to minimize the compensation and other damages you may recover. Having an attorney on your side can mean the difference between winning and losing.
Schedule A Free Consultation
To talk to one of our lawyers about your case, please call our San Diego office at 619-780-2820 or our Palm Springs office at 760-501-0615, or toll free at 800-685-6950 from anywhere in California. You may also send us an email to arrange a free initial consultation.