If you or a loved one are a victim of retaliation by an employer in California, a California retaliation lawyer from Lavi & Ebrahimian, LLP can help. We help all workers in the state secure the compensation or relief they deserve if they have been wrongfully terminated from their job.
Being terminated for exercising your legal rights as an employee is not only wrong – it is illegal. State and federal law prohibits employers from firing workers for asserting their employment rights – and a violation of this law may constitute grounds for a retaliation claim.
Why Choose Us?
The California retaliation attorneys at Lavi & Ebrahimian, LLP have helped protect the rights of workers in California and Los Angeles for over 15 years.
- We specialize in employment law, and only employment law. This gives us a unique advantage in both knowledge and experience.
- Our tireless efforts have resulted in success, securing several multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients.
- We are regarded by peers as top lawyers in employment law, recognized by several organizations and industry leaders.
- We represent clients on a contingency fee basis – there are no initial fees, and if we don’t win, you don’t pay.
We are committed to helping you in your time of need.
Do You Have Grounds for a Retaliation Claim?
An employer’s action could be considered retaliation if they take action against a worker for exercising their own rights as defined by federal and state law. For example, terminating or disciplining someone for the following reasons is considered retaliation:
- Filing a formal harassment complaint against the employer in question
- Addressing potential instances of discrimination or abuse with a supervisor or other qualified employee within the company
- Resisting any sexual advances or other favors solicited by another employee
- Refusing to engage in any orders that are illegal or would otherwise constitute discrimination
- Filing a whistleblower complaint against the employer
- Requesting appropriate accommodations for disabilities
It is also important to note that termination by an employer is not the sole qualifier for a retaliation claim. It may also be considered retaliation if the employer:
- Reprimands the employee
- Gives a negative employee evaluation as a direct result
- Engages in verbal or physical abuse
- Openly creates a hostile, difficult work environment
- Increases scrutiny
- Makes open threats to report any questionable data or behavior to the authorities
It is always best to first contact a California retaliation lawyer before proceeding with a retaliation claim to ensure you have all the evidence, information, and legal strategy necessary to recover the compensation you deserve.
Why Do You Need a California Retaliation Claim Lawyer?
It is almost always recommended to seek an attorney if you are considering a retaliation claim. The circumstances of your situation may seem like a clear example of retaliation, but the burden of proof also lies on you to effectively communicate that. An experienced retaliation attorney understands what is required to form an effective retaliation claim and can help construct a comprehensive case to increase the odds of success and recovery.
In addition, an attorney can help you reach a realistic desired outcome from the claim. Whether it is compensation, back pay, or your continued employment, a lawyer can work with you to determine your needs and work toward that as your final outcome.
Ultimately, a retaliation lawyer in California is there to act as your trusted counsel, providing you with the insight and advice necessary to help you through this stressful time.
Contact Us Today
If you or a loved one has been a victim of retaliation in the workplace, please contact Lavi & Ebrahimian, LLP today to discuss your situation. We understand the emotional and mental toll a toxic workplace can inflict on an individual, and we are here to help you through your situation.
Schedule a free consultation with us today and see how we can assist you.