Los Angeles Employment Lawyer
Professional Legal Counsel for Employees
Working professionals spend the majority of their waking hours performing job duties. Employees expect, and rightfully so, that their efforts will be rewarded not only with pay, but with respect, advancement when deserved, dignity and professionalism. Unfortunately, there are many instances in which employees suffer from both financial and emotional damage. Why? Sometimes, illegal actions of employers can have a drastically negative impact on the wellbeing and the rights of employees. If you have become the target of certain types of illegal activities in the workplace, then you deserve an advocate that will stand up and fight for your rights as an employee.
The Los Angeles employment lawyers at Matthews Law Firm are committed to assisting to resolve a wide range of employment law matters involving workplace discrimination, harassment, unfair or biased treatment and other problems that are illegal and have a negative impact on the individual.
With more than 22 years of experience, our lead attorney, Art Matthews, is a zealous proponent for the rights of individuals who are struggling with unfair treatment at work. Our goal is to protect their rights under state and federal employment law.
Your Legal Rights as an Employee
Our firm offers professional legal counsel to help you address these issues in cases of violations of employment law. One issue that causes individual employees great stress and loss, both on a financial and personal basis, is
workplace discrimination. It is illegal to discriminate against any employee based upon their gender, country of origin, sexual orientation, race, color, military status, religion or in retaliation. Those who face the consequences of these violations of state and federal
labor laws are usually extremely concerned about how to address the problem; they may be worried about losing their source of income or fear that they will face retaliation for reporting the situation. These issues must be addressed with professional skill and a focus on protecting the future and livelihood of the individual.
It is important to realize that each employment law case we take on is different, and the most important step to determining whether or not you do have a case is to speak with an attorney at our firm. We've helped countless people with their employment related matters, and we can help you too.
We assist individuals in cases of wrongful termination,
sexual harassment, and
Title VII cases. You have rights under the
Family Medical Leave Act, and we can assist in helping to get the fair treatment and consideration that is deserved under the Act. We are skilled in resolving legal issues involving a failure to pay
overtime pay as is required under state law, and assisting those who are dealing with a
hostile work environment or face
pregnancy discrimination, as well as aiding those that are concerned about reporting illegal activities as a
whistleblower or facing
retaliation for any complaint.
Our firm provides personal, one-on-one attention to each individual client, and we are personally concerned about your situation and in helping you get it resolved with the least stress for you and your family. This is a valuable service that can give you the answers you need and guidance into how to go about your legal situation. We carefully address the case and pursue a resolution that serves your interests, along with protecting you from suffering from further discrimination, abuse, or other illegal practice.
Have you been sexually harassed at work?
Under no circumstances should sexual harassment be tolerated in your workplace. Under provision of the Fair Employment and House Act (FEHA) section 12940, you are protected from having to endure any form of sexual harassment at work. At the Matthews Law Firm, Inc., we take sexual harassment very seriously and we are ready to fight for your legal rights in court if you have been sexually harassed. We understand the emotional trauma and frustration that must come with sexual harassment and we believe that this behavior is intolerable and should not go unpunished.
Don't make the mistake of thinking that you are alone in this situation, we would welcome the opportunity to fight on your behalf and seek justice for the wrongs that you have suffered. We will do everything in our power to turn your objectives into a reality and achieve the best possible outcome for your case. Sexual harassment takes on many forms – sexually suggestive pictures, objects, cartoons, slurs, jokes, derogatory comments and similar material are only a few things that qualify as harassment. No one deserves this type of vulgar treatment and we wish for you are treated with respect from your employers just as much as you do.
If you have endured abusive comments about your body, or have been sexually harassed in any other way, our firm recommends that you seek a sexual harassment attorney immediately.
What is employment law?
Employment law is governed by the United States Department of Labor. Not only does the Department of Labor regulate work hour regulations, safety and health standards, wages, contracts and more. This government agency also has regulations for specific industries such as mining, construction and agriculture.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor,
Our mission is to foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.
Workers' rights are protected by the federal government, which is why employees should not have to endure wrongful treatment at the workplace such as being forced to put in long hours and strenuous effort only to be treated unfairly. Our firm seeks to repair the damage in the aftermath; using legal means to pursue results on behalf of clients that have had to face a hostile work environment. Legislation has been put in place to protect your rights in the work place and we look to uphold this from employers that may try to side step or abuse them. Workers can face the struggle of feeling as though they don't have a voice. We are a strong advocate that fights to ensure they are heard. Learn more about employment law.
Contact a Los Angeles employment attorney at Matthews Law Firm!
Our firm is known for our high standard of ethics and we are highly esteemed by our peers and clients alike. Our attorneys are seen as leaders in employment law and we have successfully defended hundreds of employees around southern California. You can schedule a consultation at our office, conveniently located at:
1801 Century Park East
Los Angeles, CA 90067
At the firm, we are dedicated to getting you the high-quality, knowledgeable and experienced legal representation you deserve. We're ready to fight for you. Fill out a free case evaluation form so that we can review your case and move forward with protecting your rights! If you've been wronged as an employee, take the first step toward fighting back when you contact a Los Angeles employment law attorney from our firm today.