Employees have many rights in the state of California, which offers some of the strongest protections against employer misconduct in the country. When your rights have been violated by your employer, you should seek legal advice. At Moss Bollinger, we seek to stand up to businesses on behalf of employees. If you feel that your employer has violated your rights, call our office to set up a consultation. When you meet with an attorney for the first time, it is important to prepare the following:
Come with a Clear Explanation of Your Complaint
While many people are unhappy with their employer or feel like they are not being treated well at work, an attorney can only help you if there has been a violation of an existing law. You will therefore need to be as specific as possible about your complaint. It may help you to create personal notes with a timeline of specific dates and events.
Documentation and Records
One of the most beneficial steps you can take prior to meeting with an attorney is to collect as many documents and records relating to your complaint as possible. These documents will give us a fuller understanding of your circumstances. Further, we are well-versed in this area of law and know to look for information that you may think insignificant, but could be critical to a potential legal action. Please bring the following:
- Valid identification.
- The names of your employers and their agents, as well as any potential witnesses.
- Personal logs and notes that you have maintained.
- Timesheets and leave summaries from your employer.
- Obtain a digital or physical copy of your employer's HR policy manual.
- Bring a copy of any letters that you have received from your employer.
- Print any texts or social media communication that you have received from your employer or their representatives.
- Take photos if your complaint is about the conditions of the workplace.
- Copies of any HR forms that you were asked to complete.
- Obtain any medical records and doctor's notes related to medical conditions, injuries, and leave requests.
Bring a List of Your Questions
We welcome any questions you have. Your questions give us a better understanding of what is on your mind and helps to develop the attorney-client relationship.
If you feel like your employer has violated your rights, call us. The attorneys at Moss Bollinger have been standing up to employers for years, and can bring the full weight of the law on your behalf. Your employer has an attorney, let us help even the odds. We don't charge any fees up front and work on a contingency basis. Call Moss Bollinger today at 800-249-1175 for a free consultation or reach us online.