Employment attorneys represent employees in cases against employers. As ethical employment lawyers we take all employment cases on a contingency basis. This means we do not charge employees anything until and unless they recover money from their employers. Because we believe in our labor clients we advance all litigation costs associated with the employee’s employment case. Our Santa Ana Employment Lawyers only take employment cases on a contingency, and have done so since 1993. Depending on the nature of the employee lawsuit, it may be possible to require the employer to pay your attorney fees if you go all the way through binding arbitration or trial.
Santa Ana is home to the following large employers: Behr Paint, CoreLogic, Corinthian Colleges, First American Corporation, Green & Hall Ingram Micro, Kern’s, The Orange County Register, SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union, STEC, T-Mobile, TTM Technologies, Wahoo’s Fish Taco, and Xerox. Our employment law firm has expertise representing employees of numerous industries. Whether you worked in the education field, finance, high tech, or manufacturing we have handled numerous employee lawsuits against those industries.
We are employee rights lawyers. As employee rights attorneys we handle cases for employees when they are unjustly fired from their jobs. Unjust employment terminations may also be illegal terminations of employment. Damages for wrongful termination cases include lost wages, emotional distress, punitive damages, and other economic damages. If we take your wrongful termination case you may come to understand the reasons why you should be awarded unemployment benefits.
Unlawful discharge cases are based upon employees being fired for illegal reasons. Illegal reasons for job terminations include employees who have complained about, or refused to engage in illegal activities. A job termination due to discrimination of a protected characteristic is also wrongful termination. Terminating an employee in retaliation for engaging in a legal right can also be wrongful discharge.
Our Santa Ana employment lawyers, through the negotiations and depositions of firm head, Karl Gerber, have obtained numerous settlements of Orange County Sexual Harassment Cases. In 2014 alone we fully prepared for two sexual harassment trials. One case involved customer touching that was not remediated by management. The other case involved serious sexual harassment and sexual battery by the second in command of the company.
Our Santa Ana Sexual Abuse Lawyers handle sexual harassment cases in which supervisors and owners engage in sexual harassment as well as sexual harassment by a coworker. If the sexual harassment was done by a coworker, the employee must prove a supervisor or manager knew of the sexual harassment and failed to act, additional sexual harassment occurred after an initial complaint, or a previous employee earlier complained about the sexual harassment. Employers are strictly liable for the sexual harassment of supervisors and higher level employees regardless of whether there was notice to the employer of sexual harassment before it happened. We also handle sexual harassment cases if the victim of sexual harassment has their job terminated as a result of complaining about sexual harassment or refusing to go along with the sexual harassment.
Unfortunately some sexual harassment cases involve assault, battery, or what is referred to as sexual assault or sexual battery. Sexual battery occurs when the sexual harasser reasonably appears or intends to cause a harmful or an offensive contact with the sexual harassment victim, or intends to place her/him in fear of a harmful or an offensive contact including, but not limited to, her/his sexual organs, anus, groin, buttocks, breast, or by use of the sexual harasser’s sexual organ, anus, groin, buttocks, or breast. This sort of sexual battery at work can be traumatic.
Our sexual assault lawyers have particular experience representing victims of sexual assault or battery who suffer post traumatic stress disorders as a result of severe workplace sexual harassment. We have handled enough post traumatic stress disorder cases to understand why a victim of sexual harassment may have repressed her feelings until she finally complained about sexual harassment and made her feelings public as well as the other psychological components associated with the after effects of workplace sexual harassment.
Our sexual harassment attorneys have experience handling sexual harassment cases with tact. The emotional trauma employees suffer from all forms of sexual harassment from verbal sexual harassment to physical sexual harassment, including rape, requires exceptional understanding and empathy from all of our law firm staff members.
We have Santa Ana employee lawyers standing by to answers questions about whether a victim of sexual harassment should quit due to sexual harassment. Victims of sexual harassment and sexual abuse may ask, “Am I really a victim of sexual harassment, or am I mistaken about the harasser’s intentions? Am I imagining things, or am I being retaliated against for complaining about sexual harassment?” We are here for legal consultation on these important questions. Other difficult questions for a woman sexually harassed at work include whether she should complain to the police about sexual harassment. We are here for attorney consultation on the issue of reporting sexual harassment to the police.
Our sexual harassment lawyers have handled all forms of sexual harassment including sexual harassment done by a female Orange County supervisor of a big box store to a male. Some years back we had an Irvine manufacturing case in which a woman sexually harassed another woman because she was obsessed with her new breasts. In an Orange County machine shop we had a sexual harassment and sexual battery case in which many men sexually harassed another man. Finally, we represented an Orange County lesbian a group of male employees hoped to turn straight by sexually harassing her. We understand sexual harassment regardless of what shape or form it comes in.
Many discrimination cases involve employers who refuse to properly grant medical leaves of absence. Medical leaves of absence may be legally available due to Family Medical Leave Act Rights, Pregnancy, or a Disability. Medical leaves of absence are also legally appropriate in the event of cancer, or HIV. Other employment discrimination cases involve employment decisions made for discriminatory reasons such as race, or sex. We have handled cases involving virtually every type of employment discrimination.
If you have a case of age discrimination, national origin discrimination, race discrimination, sex discrimination, sexual orientation discrimination, or any other type of discrimination please feel free to call our Santa Ana Job Discrimination lawyers at 714-210-8000
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Santa Ana is the government hub for Orange County. Downtown Santa Ana is where the main Orange County Superior Court is located and the Santa Ana Workers Compensation Appeals Board. Other government employers in Santa Ana include the County of Orange which employs more than 15,000 workers, Rancho Santiago Community College District employing more than 2,000, and the California Department of Mental Health. Construction at any of these facilities is classified as public works construction for which prevailing wage per diem rates must be paid. Firm head, Karl Gerber, has written articles on California prevailing wage law and given a continuing legal education seminar to attorneys, business, and Labor Commission employees on prevailing wage law. If you have any questions about whether you are entitled to special prevailing wages for your work as an outside construction employee on a government worksite, contact our California prevailing wage lawyers at 714-210-8000.
If you are an hourly employee and have questions about whether you were properly paid minimum wage, or overtime contact our Orange County labor lawyers. Hourly employees are also entitled to half hour meal breaks and rest breaks. A failure to allow uninterrupted meal or rest breaks leads to penalties under the Labor Code employees can collect.
A failure to pay bonuses, commissions, or stock options also creates unpaid wages the Labor Code provides remedies for. A failure to pay bonuses, commission, or stock options can result in a lawsuit to recover those moneys and to recover penalties.
Finally, our labor lawyers handle class action lawsuits in which groups of employees sue their employers in order to recover unpaid wages. Presently we are handling class action lawsuits involving unpaid meal breaks, minimum wage, paystub errors, and prevailing wages to mention a few.
Our Santa Ana Employment Lawyers are led by Karl Gerber who has been representing employees since 1993. He has a 45/46 win rate for all binding arbitrations and trials first-chaired at the time this article was written. He has represented more than 1,500 employees in employment arbitrations or lawsuits throughout California. He also has a number of published appeals that advanced the legal rights for California employees.
All of our Santa Ana employment attorneys only represent employees in employment cases. All of our Orange County employment law cases are handled by both Karl Gerber and an experienced employment attorney in his law firm. All of our Orange County employment cases are taken on a contingency which means we only get paid when and if we win, and we advance all litigation costs.
If you are looking for an experienced law firm devoted to the representation of employees in any part of Orange County and elsewhere, contact our California employment lawyers at 1-877-525-0700, or 714-210-8000.
Our Firm maintains offices throughout California. We have offices in Bakersfield, Downtown Los Angeles, Gardena, Oxnard, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Sherman Oaks, Massachusetts, and Tustin. All employee cases are taken on a contingency and we advance all litigation costs.