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If you are looking for a highly experienced labor law attorney, Los Angeles legal firm the House of Justice  is here for you! We help workers, regardless of their legal status, win lawsuits and receive maximum compensation for workplace abuses.

As trusted legal experts, we will guide you through each step of the process, from filing the necessary documentation to gathering evidence and representing you in court. We are dedicated to workers’ rights, and we will give you personalized service so you can get the justice and compensation you deserve.

It does not matter if you are undocumented. You still have certain employment rights under state and federal law.

No matter your legal situation.

Call us today at 1-800-840-4040 for a Free Virtual Appointment with your House of Justice  lawyer for a case review without leaving your home.

In just ten minutes, we will tell you if you have a case and are entitled to monetary compensation.

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At the House of Justice, we know all the ways an employer can take advantage of their employees. Have you been the victim of workplace abuse?

  • Have you been paid for ALL the hours you have worked?
  • Did you get paid for your overtime?
  • Have you been the victim of sexual harassment?
  • Have you been discriminated against because of your race, gender, age or pregnancy?
  • Did you get your lunch break and other breaks without interruption?
  • Have you suffered any other violation of the labor law?

Our mission is to stop worker injustice and make abusive employers pay you what you are owed, which could include back pay and monetary compensation ranging from $10,000 to $1 million or more.

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Employment and Labor Law Frequently Asked Questions

At House of Justice, we help our clients to understand their rights in the workplace. These are a few of the most common questions about labor laws and employment rights.

What Are the Types of Discrimination in the Workplace?

Types of workplace discrimination include gender, age, race, skin color, ethnicity, national origin, genetic information, mental or physical disability, and parenthood or pregnancy. It may also be the person’s relationship to someone who may be discriminated against.

What is Considered Employment Discrimination?

Employment discrimination occurs when an employee receives unfair treatment in the workplace due to some personal characteristic or situation. This can be anything from age discrimination for older individuals to discrimination based on race, ethnicity, gender or pregnancy. 

What Are My Rights as an Employee?

Under federal employment law, employees have the right not to be discriminated against or harassed because of their race, religion, disability, age, or medical history. Other potential areas of discrimination include sexual orientation, pregnancy and gender identity. As an employee, you have the right to equal pay for equal work, as well as reasonable accommodations at work for a medical condition or religious beliefs.

Examples of Violations of the Labor Law

Violations of the Labor Law

Following are some specific examples of violations of California labor laws. Do any of these apply to you?

Wage and Hour

Under California law, the state’s minimum wage is $15 per hour for employers that have at least 26 employees. For employers with 25 or fewer employees, the minimum wage is $14 per hour. As of January 1, 2023, the minimum wage will be $15 for all employers. 

If you are an employee who is paid less than this, you may be owed all the money you were not given during the time you worked for less than minimum wage.

Sexual Harrassment

In addition to being physically sexually harassed, you might also be a victim of sexual harassment if you are subjected to insults, slurs, jokes, unwanted touching or anything else in your work environment that a reasonable person would consider hostile or abusive. 

If you are afraid of your employer or anyone else at your job, or if you feel uncomfortable due to inappropriate behavior, you may have a valid claim against your employer.

Discrimination

Throughout the United States, discrimination is a very real and ongoing problem. For example, the law states that you are being discriminated against at your job if someone who performs the same functions as you do is paid more and if you are part of a protected class. Protected classes include employees who are women, minorities, or elderly (over 40). It is also considered discrimination if you are fired for one of those reasons, are not considered for a promotion, and in other situations. 

If you have experienced discrimination at your workplace, you may have a case against your company.

Unjustified Dismissal and Complaint

Since California is an at-will employment state, your employer can fire you for any reason—unless it violates state or federal law. An employer cannot fire you for unjustified cause. Wrongful termination may include firing someone because they are pregnant, or as retaliation for filing a whistleblower report. Whistleblowing is when a worker complains about, reports or exposes inappropriate workplace behavior. California law supports and protects employees who report on workplace misconduct.

If you complained about misconduct where you work and were fired, you may be entitled to compensation from your employer or company. 

Meal and Rest Break Violations

As an employee in California, you are entitled by law to one 30-minute meal break (unpaid) and two 10-minute rest breaks (paid) during an 8-hour work shift. The uninterrupted, off-duty meal must occur within the first five hours. If your shift lasts longer than 10 hours, there must be a second 30-minute meal break. You must get a 10-minute break for every four hours of work.

If your employer does not provide these breaks, they are in violation of the wage and hour law, and you may be entitled to compensation.

Violations of Personal time

Did your employer ask you to do something during a break or when you were not at work? They might have asked you for information or to send an email or do some other type of work during a vacation, a sick day or other non-work hours. 

If you are asked to work during non-work time, and you weren’t paid, you might be entitled to compensation.

Even though California is an “at-will” employment state, and your employer can fire you for any reason, that doesn’t mean that they can violate state or federal laws.

You have legal rights as an employee, and you don’t need to suffer these workplace injustices alone. At the House of Justice, we look out for workers and help them get the compensation that they deserve, regardless of their legal status.

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You don’t need to suffer these injustices alone. The attorneys at House of Justice make sure you get what you deserve.

Call us at 1-800-840-4040  and in just ten minutes we’ll tell you if you have a case. We’ll work to recover your back pay and the maximum compensation you deserve, while making sure you keep your job without a dime out of pocket.

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