San Diego, California is a beautiful, thriving area with a rich, growing labor market. Every day people go to work in great work environments under fair working conditions and all is well in their world.
But for some, the work environments are not so great and the working conditions are less than favorable. Every day they may be subjected to sexual harassment, unpaid overtime, wrongful termination, unsafe working conditions, discrimination, and more. For those people, their jobs become a place where they are mentally and even physically threatened.
Those are the people we fight for. If you are one of those people, we will fight for you.
Labor Attorneys in San Diego
Lawyers for Employee and Consumer Rights are experienced, highly skilled employee rights attorneys serving Southern California. Our firm focuses on employment law in Bakersfield, CA, San Diego, and the surrounding areas.
If you are looking for an employment lawyer to represent you, look no further than LFECR. There are other labor lawyers out there, but few have the combined years of education and experience, the many hours in court, and the impressive track record that we do. And we will put all that into helping you win your case.
When you come to us you will get a FREE case review. You are under no obligation whatsoever to let us represent you. If you choose to go elsewhere, you are free to go. However, if you choose to allow us to work for you, fight for your rights, and get you the compensation that you deserve, you can trust in the fact that we will work tirelessly for you with no upfront costs or fees. We get paid when you get paid.
That’s how confident we are in our abilities and what we can do for you.
Our labor attorneys are some of the tops in the area with many satisfied clients to show for it.
Employee Rights in California
In California, all workers have rights regardless of legal status, documented or not. If someone hired you to do a job, you have rights under California law. This includes:
- Rest and meal breaks
- Minimum wage and overtime
- Safe and healthy jobs and job sites
- Benefits of unemployed or injured
- Taking action without punishment
All employers must pay their workers a fair wage as defined by California law for the hours they worked. They are required to give their workers meals and rest breaks during working hours. Failure to do this is called wage theft and it can mean serious legal trouble for the employer.
All employers are required to give their employees a safe work environment and comply with various agencies like OSHA and others. The majority of on-the-job injuries and fatalities are preventable. It is the responsibility of the employer to keep the workplace safe for all their employees.
If an employee makes a complaint about unsafe or unhealthy work conditions, they are protected under California law which makes it illegal for their employer to retaliate in any way for reporting them. This means that the employer cannot discriminate against the employee or fire them for making a good-faith complaint about working conditions that may cause harm to the employee.
Employees also have the right to inform their employer about California’s labor laws and employees rights. Employees also have the right to file a claim or complaint with the state if they have a reasonable belief that their employer is violating those rights. It is illegal for an employer to punish an employee for doing any of these things.
Workers who are protected by California’s labor laws include:
- Undocumented workers
- Independent contractors
- Part-time employees
- Temporary employees
- Contract employees
If you are an employee or if you aren’t sure whether or not you are covered by the labor laws of California and you believe you are being treated unfairly at work or are subjected to unhealthy or unsafe working conditions, you should contact an employment rights lawyer right away,
Advocating For Employees That Have Been Treated Unfairly
Hiring an employment lawyer can be intimidating and even a little scary. Some unscrupulous employers will try to scare their employees into not reporting unsafe or unhealthy working environments by telling them they will be fired, that no one else will hire them, or even that they will be deported.
The truth is, California labor laws are on the side of the employee so if the working environment truly is unsafe or unhealthy, the employee is not only safe from retaliation but they are also often entitled to compensation. And that is where a good labor lawyer comes in.
A labor law attorney, such as the lawyers at LFECR, will use California labor law the way it was originally intended – to protect the worker. When you choose us, we will give your case the same energy and attention that we give our other cases. We will work with you to build your case, listening to you as you share your experiences on the job site and your concerns. If you need to file a complaint, we will help you do that while aiding you in claiming the compensation that is owed to you.
California’s economy depends on all its workers. You are an important part of that. It’s workers like you who keep equipment running, stores stocked and selling to customers, and construction sites in operation to aid in the growth of San Diego and all the cities in the state.
You are important. You have rights. We want to help you protect them.
Contact Our Employment Lawyers for More Information Today
We are located in Burbank and serve a large area that includes San Diego and the surrounding area. Our employment lawyers are ready to help you so give us a call.
If you are looking for a wrongful termination lawyer in San Diego or an employment discrimination lawyer in San Diego, we can help.
Our talented team understands the ins and out of labor laws and employee rights because that is all we do. There is no divided attention in a split-focus practice. We only represent employees so you don’t have to worry about a conflict of interest or your case not getting the attention it deserves.
Our team also hails from some of the top law schools in the country. This means they have an exceptional educational foundation as well as strong experience in all aspects of employment law.
We take great pride in our exceptional track record and many satisfied clients so if you are looking for a labor lawyer who will take your case seriously and work hard to ensure you are treated fairly on the job whether it’s safety issues, discrimination, harassment, or unpaid wages, then give us a call today.
You owe it to yourself and your family to get the best representation possible. Call today for a free case review to get started.
The Lawyers for Employee and Consumer Rights go to bat for California workers every day, recovering money for thousands whose rights have been violated. Let our wage and hour attorneys in San Diego fight for you. Visit our website today and let us fight for you.