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Learn the Many Important Reasons You Might Need to Contact an Employment Attorney in California

Learn the Many Important Reasons You Might Need to Contact an Employment Attorney in California

Learn the Many Important Reasons You Might Need to Contact an Employment Attorney in California If you’ve been the victim of workplace harassment, retaliation, or discrimination, you might think that after a fast Google search, you’ll know what to do next. It appears to be straightforward: make a complaint here, tick a few boxes, and you’re done. However, employment law is a highly complex area of law. In many situations, having an experienced employment law lawyer to evaluate your case and advocate for your rights, is your best chance.

There are several reasons why hiring an employment lawyer is preferable to going it alone. Keep reading to learn a few of them and then contact PLBSH at (800) 435-7542 for a free legal consultation.

Deadlines and prerequisites

In employment law, there are a variety of conditions and deadlines that must be completed before initiating claims. These requirements and dates might be complicated, so having an expert employment lawyer on your side can help you avoid missing a crucial deadline.

Employment law is complicated

There are many statutes that you may not be aware of unless you speak with an experienced employment attorney. Similarly, you may assume you have a claim that isn’t legally actionable. Working with an attorney can help you build a strong case.

If you are requested to sign a contract that you do not understand (such as a noncompete agreement, an employment agreement, or an arbitration agreement), or if your employer threatens to sue you, you should contact an employment law attorney as soon as possible.

Strong negotiations may be required

Many businesses employ a team of attorneys to handle employment law claims and other litigation, and they will not take you seriously unless you are represented by an employment lawyer. A lawyer can also assist you in putting your best foot forward and making the most compelling case for compensation.

To see if you have a case against your boss

This includes if you believe you have been misclassified as exempt from overtime or as an independent contractor, or if you believe you have not been paid all of your salary. You should also call an employment lawyer if you suspect your employer has broken employment laws, if you have been harassed or discriminated against, or if you have been retaliated against for reporting about discrimination or something illegal your employer has done. He or she can examine the facts of your case and advise you on whether or not to pursue legal action.

To understand what is prohibited

It’s vital to remember that not all forms of prejudice are prohibited. Only discrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion, ethnicity, disability, age, pregnancy, national origin, or color is protected under federal law. California, for example, provides specific protections based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and other factors. A knowledgeable employment lawyer can assist you in determining whether or not you have been subjected to unlawful discrimination.

Contact us today for help

PLBSH is dedicated to assisting employees in obtaining justice. Our attorneys and professionals have worked with employees who have been subjected to harassment, discrimination, wage theft, retaliation, and other forms of workplace abuse for more than 40 years. To schedule a consultation with a member of our team, call (800) 435-7542 or email info@plbsh.com.

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