Fair Employment Lawyers at Kaplan Weiss LLP
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Fair Employment Lawyers at Kaplan Weiss LLP is a leading California employment law and civil rights litigation firm. Our employment lawyers represent clients in a wide array employment law matters, including claims of sexual harassment, wrongful termination, discrimination, unpaid wages and overtime, and equal pay violations. With almost forty years of experience practicing before California’s State and Federal Courts, as well as Employment rights and enforcement agencies, we know the law and how to protect your interests. We are litigators who will take you case to trial to get you the best results possible.
Whatever the nature of your case, you can rely on the trial, litigation and settlement experience of the lawyers at Fair Employment Lawyers at Kaplan Weiss LLP. Not only do our attorneys possess extensive experience as plaintiff’s counsel in employment law, discrimination, civil rights, and consumer litigation, our founding partner has over a decade’s experience serving as defense counsel for corporations and insurance companies at one of California’s largest defense firms.
Due to our vast experience representing corporations and insurance companies, we understand the intricacies in how to best present your claim to maximize and expedite settlement. We also understand the thought processes and strategies employed by corporate defendants and insurance companies. By retaining Fair Employment Lawyers at Kaplan Weiss LLP, you absolutely will have the best of both worlds – large firm experience and small firm attention to detail and personalized service. This is a unique benefit to you as a client of Fair Employment Lawyers at Kaplan Weiss LLP.
Despite laws protecting employee rights, employment law violations occur all too often. Discrimination continues to be...Read More
Civil Rights Violations
California State and Federal Civil Rights laws prohibit discrimination against any person on the basis of, among other...Read More
Employment discrimination laws prohibit an employer from discriminating against an employee on the basis of the...Read More
Sexual harassment in the workplace is unfortunately an everyday occurrence in the United States. It can make...Read More
Under California law it is unlawful for an employer to harass an employee or applicant on the basis of race, religious creed,...Read More
Legal Guides & Information
Despite laws protecting employee rights, employment law violations occur all too often. Discrimination continues to be widespread while sexual harassment remains pervasive in many work environments. Violation of labor laws relating to payment of wages, overtime compensation and meal and rest breaks are still too common. As a result, employees often find themselves in the midst of an employment dispute.
California and federal employment laws provide employees with various rights and remedies to address employment law violations. The experienced Los Angeles Employment Lawyers at Fair Employment Lawyers at Kaplan Weiss LLP can help you determine whether you have a legal right to a recovery when you believe your employer has treated you unlawfully.
Common Employment law issues include the the following:
- Employment Discrimination
- Unpaid Wages
- Unpaid Overtime
- Sexual Harassment
- Workplace Harassment
- Wrongful Termination
- Wage Discrimination
- Missed Meal or Rest Breaks
The attorneys at Fair Employment Lawyers at Kaplan Weiss LLP devote personal attention to each and every case. We will guide you through the complexities of the law and ensure you are comfortable with the process every step of the way. Every client is given ample opportunity to discuss resolution strategies with a competent and caring attorney. Whether you have been a victim of workplace discrimination, sexual harassment or wrongful termination, or have been improperly deprived of wages or overtime compensation, we have the skill and experience to provide you with the zealous representation necessary to resolve employment-related disputes in your favor.
We accept plaintiff’s employment law cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning you do not pay any attorney’s fees until there is a recovery. Contact our Los Angeles Employment law attorneys for a consultation and to learn how we can help with your employment law claim.
Protection Under California Law
Under the California Unruh Civil Rights Act, all people are free and equal and are entitled to full and equal accommodations, advantages, facilities, privileges, or services by any business establishment. California law protects individuals against discrimination and harassment by a business establishment based on any of the following (or similar) personal characteristics:
- National origin
- Primary language
- Citizenship, immigration status
- Disability (mental or physical)
- Medical condition
- Genetic information
- Marital status
- Sex, gender (including pregnancy)
- Sexual orientation
- Gender identity, gender expression
California law prohibits arbitrary discrimination by all Businesses establishments, including, among others, the following:
- Retail stores
- Golf courses
- Fitness clubs
- Barber shops
- Housing accommodations
- Public agencies
- Non-profit organizations (open to the public)
Damages and Remedies
California law provides for a variety of remedies for victims of discrimination. These may include:
- Actual damages
- Out-of-pocket expenses
- Emotional distress damages
- Statutory damages
- Three times actual damages
- Punitive damages
- Attorney’s fees and costs
An Unruh claim may be filed as a civil action in court or with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing.
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Recent Cases & Updates
Employee or Independent Contractor? California’s New “ABC” Test
The decision whether to classify a worker as an employee or an independent contractor can have a significant impact on both the worker and the business. As an employee, a worker is entitled to the protections of the…READ MORE
Expansion of the California Equal Pay Act
In 2017 California enacted several amendments to Labor Code section 1197.5, which resulted in significant expansion of the California Equal Pay Act. While the old law prohibited wage disparity between employees of the opposite sex, under the new law,…READ MORE
Los Angeles Mandates Minimum Wage Increase and Paid Sick Leave
New Minimum Wage Ordinances in the City of Los Angeles have increased the minimum wage for employees who work for an employer within the City limits for a minimum of two hours during any particular week. The new ordinances also…READ MORE
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With nearly forty years of combined legal experience, our lawyers understand how litigation can impact your life. The employment law attorneys at Fair Employment Lawyers at Kaplan Weiss LLP are dedicated and will do what it takes to protect your employment rights and work-related claims. Whether through settlement, mediation, arbitration or trial, our lawyers will provide you with the best representation.
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