No one wants to be known as the person who complains at work or who rocks the boat. We want to work hard, do our best, make money, and get promotions along the way. Unfortunately, there are employers and people in the workplace who engage in unlawful activities, such as discrimination, harassment, retaliation, breach of contract, and wage and overtime violations. In my experience as an employment law attorney in California, I have seen a full spectrum of employer misconduct and few things surprise me anymore.
If you feel that your employer has violated your rights, your first call should be to an attorney. Consider the following:
· Employment law in California is some of the most employee-protective in the entire country. You have some legal rights and protections that no one else in the country has. Yet, many employees in California are unaware of their legal rights, which employers take full advantage of.
· Employment law is complex. Employment lawyers must be familiar with the nuanced differences between federal and state laws. Further, there are constant changes in the law based on new legislation and case law.
· There is a very real power balance between you and your employer. Employers have the money and power. You are at a natural disadvantage because you are depending on the thing that your employer (or prospective employer) has likely deprived you of: wages or employment. A lawyer can help you balance the odds.
· Employers hate the risk of lawsuits, and therefore take employees with attorneys seriously. Although they often have the money and attorneys to take a case to trial, they would still rather avoid the costs of litigation, the risk of losing, and the bad publicity that comes with a loss.
When to Contact an Attorney
When should you consult with an employment lawyer? As soon as possible. This is because for every employment law, there is a statute of limitations and actions that you have to take to preserve your claims. Failure to make a claim in a timely manner means that you lose the ability to make things right. This means that as soon as you become aware of misconduct, you should contact an employment law attorney. Since a consultation is free, wouldn't you rather risk calling too early than missing out entirely?
Call Moss Bollinger
Moss Bollinger is an employment law firm that takes pride in holding employers accountable and setting things right. Since 2008, attorneys Ari Moss and Jeremy Bollinger have passionately advocated for the interests of employees against employer misconduct. Let our experience, knowledge, and passion work for you. Contact our office today so that we can evaluate your claim. We do not get paid unless you do, which means that we are motivated to succeed. Call Moss Bollinger today at 800-249-1175 for a free consultation or reach us online.