Los Angeles Employment Attorney
For many people, their career is not only about making money but also achieving great personal growth and fulfillment. When your rights are violated in the workplace, it may leave you feeling angry, confused, and overwhelmed. Additionally, making the choice to file an employment lawsuit can be scary. This position can also be isolating, especially if you are still employed by the company or your case involves a supervisor. Our Los Angeles employment attorneys can help cut through the feelings of confusion and assess your legal options without putting you at risk for retaliation. We know that employment lawsuits can come from any employment circumstance, whether you are working for a Fortune 500 company, small business, or even a nonprofit.
Blackstone Law is a leading employment law firm serving the city of Los Angeles. Our award-winning legal team believes that building trusting relationships with our clients yields the best results, which is why we operate our firm under the pillars of honesty and integrity. To our talented employment attorneys, each client is a new member of the Blackstone Law family, not just another case. With the Blackstone legal team on your side, you will have dedicated representation as we defend your rights as an employee in the State of California.
California Workplace Discrimination Statistics
Every year, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing receives approximately 23,000 complaints from members of the public who have been the victims of civil rights violations. Over 86% of those complaints (19,000+) involved employment discrimination. The unfortunate consequence of these regular complaints is that companies and their legal teams have gotten very good at avoiding responsibility for their actions. Some of the most common employee complaints are:
- Sexual harassment
- Whistleblower retaliation
Our experience gives us great insight into the tactics often used by large corporations, and your employment attorney will work day and night to ensure that you have the advantage. Our #1 goal is representing your best interests while protecting you from further suffering and retaliation.
Common Employment Lawsuit Challenges
Employment cases often present unique challenges that require an experienced employment attorney. Always treat claims with a strong sense of urgency due to the varying statute of limitations that exist. For example, you must file wrongful termination charges within 300 days of the termination in question. On the other hand, most unpaid wage cases fall under the three-year statute of limitations. Although the process can be confusing, many people who have filed employment lawsuits find that they help to validate their experience and thus, can start a journey of healing. We know that you have a long road ahead of you, and we will be with you every step of the way.
In the legal system, there are no guarantees and no quick fixes. Many people have a strong basis for an employment case but avoid filing because of the perceived complexity and time investment. We urge you to reach out to an experienced employment attorney for a consultation. You have the right to feel secured and protected in the workplace.
How Long Does a Typical Employment Law Case Last?
Employment law cases have a lot of moving parts. Before a case comes to an end, you expect a longer journey ahead as you and your employment attorney seek justice. For California employment law cases, the duration from start to conclusion or settlement can be anywhere from about 300 days to as long as two years. The varying durations from case to case can depend on some of the following factors:
- The personalities of everyone involved—if everyone can cooperate, then proceedings will move along quicker and easier
- Court backlog in the overbooked California court system
- The experience of the lawyers involved in the case
- The value of the case
- Time to schedule depositions, medical exams, and mediations
While each case is different, working with a team of employment lawyers who have experience handling the California court system will be extremely beneficial if you are hoping to reach the conclusion or settlement of your case quicker.
Affordable Advocacy from Experienced Employment Lawyers
At Blackstone Law, we pride ourselves on putting our clients first. Your dedicated employment attorney will handle every aspect of your case, from reviewing physical evidence to on-stand witness testimony. You can expect passionate advocacy and full transparency at every stage of the process. We represent your interests in all case matters, in front of the defendant, the media, and any other parties with a stake in your case. Additionally, when you work with our talented employment attorneys, you can look forward to the following benefits:
- Award-winning legal service
- Aggressive representation of your case
- Excellent client testimonials
- Each client treated like family
- Knowledgeable employment lawyers featured in major publications like Business Insider and The Hollywood Reporter
We work on contingency, which means that you will never pay any upfront fees. No one is above the law, and your employment lawyer will work tirelessly to ensure you receive maximum compensation. Even if you choose not to retain our services, the legal consultation we provide is free of charge.
California Employment Law Categories
Whether you work for a locally owned small business or a company with over 500 employees, you deserve to go to work each day knowing you are in a safe and respectful place. Because most Americans spend one third of their lives working, a comfortable work environment is crucial to your happiness and well-being.
Whether you were fired, quit, or still work at a company that has been abusive, do not wait to contact an experienced employment attorney about your case. Depending on the details of your case, the talented employment lawyers at Blackstone Law can help you determine what category of employment law your case would fall into:
If you were forced to quit or were fired for reasons of discrimination, harassment, or whistleblowing, your employer may be found in violation of state and federal laws. Your employment attorney will examine every detail of your case to determine if there are grounds for a lawsuit.
Both California and federal laws prevent employers from discriminating on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, and disability. Discrimination can take many forms, including harassment, failure to promote, or even assault.
Doing the right thing isn’t always easy, especially when you experience retaliation as a result of whistleblowing. If you’ve experienced a violation of your employee rights as a result of whistleblowing, your employment lawyer will work with you to see that you receive compensation.
When you object to workplace practices, harassment or discrimination, your employer cannot retaliate against you. If your employer has taken an action that would dissuade a reasonable employee from opposing discriminatory conduct, this is considered retaliation.
Unpaid wages don’t always mean a bounced check or missed direct deposit. It can also be more difficult to detect. Examples include unpaid overtime work, unpaid meal or rest breaks, and failure to provide agreed upon bonus pay.
Sexual harassment is a gross violation of your rights, as a citizen and also as an employee. We fully commit to delivering justice for victims of any sexual abuse or harassment. Furthermore, we demonstrate a complete intolerance for any perpetrator.
Even if your case does not fall into one of the above categories, we’re happy to consult with you. At Blackstone Law, you’ll find an experienced employment lawyer who will provide proactive advocacy and compassionate guidance. We know the most important thing we can do for our clients is develop a case strategy that delivers results. Let us show you what we can do for you.
Why Choose Blackstone Law?
The foundation of our practice is based on a genuine compassion for those who have been wronged. At Blackstone Law, we constantly strive to uphold the rights of the individual, as guaranteed by the justice system. We conduct ourselves to the letter of the law, preserving legal rights while going the extra mile for every client. Working with our award-winning legal team offers you many benefits:
Lawyers have studied the law and its processes. Specifically, having help from an employment lawyer who is familiar with California and federal laws is crucial to the success of your case. An experienced employment lawyer will also know which legal documents to file, how to properly complete forms, and be aware of any legal technicalities involving your case.
Not Hiring a Lawyer May Cost You
While there are those that chose to represent themselves, choosing that route can cost you money in the grand scheme of things. The law is complicated, so navigating an employment case on your own could end up costing you time and losing you money. An experienced employment lawyer can help you understand when to accept a settlement, and when to push for more when it comes to negotiating compensation.
We Are Here to Answer All Your Questions
At Blackstone Law, we offer our clients the responsive communication needed to keep you up to date on all matters involving your case. We know that employment cases can bring about uneasiness and stress, so we are here to answer any questions you may have throughout the process. We hope to build trusting relationships with each of our clients so they can feel comfortable coming to us about any matter involving their employment case.
We treat all of our clients like family. It is important to our legal team that you feel you are being given the care needed to build your case. When working with one of our talented employment attorneys, you will be given personalized attention to your case from start to finish.
Seek Help from Leading Employment Lawyers in Los Angeles
Every employment case is unique, and every employment attorney has a different case management style. Our focus is on providing exceptional representation, clarity, compassion, and honesty. Although we can’t promise a quick fix, we will work to manage your expectations at every stage of the process. Whenever you have any questions, you will be able to reach your Los Angeles employment attorney for a quick response.
Your best interests are our highest priority, whether that means accepting a settlement or proceeding to trial. If you need dedicated, determined, and honest legal representation, get in contact with the talented employment lawyers at Blackstone Law. For a free case consultation, contact us or call (310) 956-4054.