Los Angeles Employment Attorney
What does employment law cover?
Representing clients on both sides of employment issues has given the team at Moody & Warner, P.C. a comprehensive command of employment law and great skill in identifying creative solutions to our clients' situations. Our firm has been officially recognized as leaders in employment law each year since 2005 by "Chambers USA - America's Leading Lawyers for Business." Mr. Moody is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®, which is recognition of the outstanding results he has obtained for his clients. Both Mr. Moody and Ms. Warner are listed as
Super Lawyers® and are frequent presenters on employment law topics around the country. Our firm represents clients in proceedings in California state and federal courts at the trial and appellate levels and before various California and federal boards and administrative bodies.
If you are facing an employment or workplace situation which you have been unable to resolve, schedule a consultation with an experienced Los Angeles employment lawyer. There are many laws that dictate acceptable conduct in work environments in order to protect employees from unjust treatment, and sometimes it takes a legal professional to make sense of these laws. The legal team at Moody & Warner, P.C. has decades of experience representing clients on such issues and can offer a prompt evaluation of your case and your best course of action. There are few circumstances where advice regarding employer rights and responsibilities, or representation in the face of accusations of wrongdoing, would be of little value to a company.
Experienced Legal Assistance with Los Angeles Workplace Issues
The subject of employee rights covers a wide range of issues in the workplace, such as
employment discrimination and valid grounds for
wage & hour claims. Employment discrimination is prohibited by both federal and state laws, and California is known for its broad, pro-employee laws. Employment discrimination can take the form of any of the following:
If left untouched and unreported, employment discrimination can escalate into sexual harassment. Employment law also applies to all stages of the hiring and employment process and even
pre-employment/personality testing of a discriminatory nature is regulated against.
Wrongful termination may also be addressed by legal action, and our firm is experienced in helping those who have been let go for illegitimate purposes.
At Moody & Warner, P.C., our Los Angeles employment law attorneys feel strongly about protecting you from civil rights violations and any unfair treatment relating to employment. We understand it can be difficult to face such situations and will address your case with the necessary tact while also fighting aggressively for your rights. Keep in mind that the law forbids an employer from engaging in
retaliation for your complaints regarding discrimination or other employment law issues.
Law Defined: Understanding Employment Acts
Our Los Angeles employment attorneys are intimately familiar with Title VII, the Age Discrimination Employment Act (ADEA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Equal Pay Act (EPA), the
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Fair Labor Standards Act and all applicable California labor and employment laws. We are prepared to take all legal measures to pursue the compensation or corrective action you deserve, and this involves informing you about your rights under the law.
The term Title VII refers to a section from the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which states that it is illegal for an employer to refuse to hire someone based on discrimination. This discrimination could be due to race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation. Title VII also protects workers from being refused a promotion or raise in pay because of these factors. With this said, it is a civil rights violation to treat an employee differently because of who they are or what they look like. These violations are taken very seriously and you could file a complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission if you are treated in this way. You may even be able to file a lawsuit in order to make up for pain and suffering and lost wages.
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Another piece of legislation which was designed to protect workers from discrimination is the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This was established in 1990 in order to protect those who have disabilities, but are still able to be successful in certain forms of employment. Whether this is a physical or mental impairment, the Americans with Disabilities Act ensures that they are not discriminated against due to their disability.
When discussing employment law, another key topic will be the Equal Pay Act (EPA). This act was added on to the Fair Labor Standards Act and made it illegal for employers to pay their employees differently based on gender. Before this, it was not uncommon for women to be paid less than men for the same type of job, simply because they were women. According to this act, pay can only be based on seniority, merit, and quality of work. As with other violations, complaints can be made to
the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. By seeking to hold the guilty party responsible, you could ensure that the same thing does not happen to another individual. To learn about how you can protect your rights, contact Moody & Warner, P.C. today. Our firm is located at 11150 Santa Monica Boulevard #460, and we are ready to serve you today.
For more information on employment law, contact a Los Angeles employment lawyer from the firm as soon as possible at (888) 392-3417.
U.S. Department of Labor
California Labor & Workforce Development Agency
California Employment Law Overview