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Employment Law

If you are having problems with your employer, it can affect your physical, emotional, and financial well-being. Issues at work can feel both pervasive and inescapable—particularly when those issues are tied to a protected status, such as disability, gender, race, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, religion, or other marginalized identities. However, there is really no limit to the types of problems and legal issues that can arise between an employer and employee. Some common employment law issues include:

  • Harassment or discrimination based on sex, gender, disability or another protected status
  • Intentional infliction of emotional distress, for instance if your boss or coworker treats you intentionally in an extremely reckless or outrageous manner that causes you to such emotional distress that you develop mental or physical health problems, such as panic attacks, because of it.
  • Unfair wages/wage disputes
  • Being hired or fired unfairly
  • Sexual harassment
  • Sub-standard or unsafe working conditions
  • Failure of the employer to follow the law
  • Human and civil rights violations
  • Whistleblower retaliation
  • Employment disputes

If you have suffered physical, mental, or financial harm as a result of your employer’s actions, you may be eligible for damages by filing an employment law claim. Contact David M. Boertje today for a free case evaluation and learn about what options are available to you and how to win your case.

What is Employment Law?

Employment law is the broad field of laws regulating the relationship between employer and employee. Under California law, there are hundreds of statutes and bills regulating this employment relationship. In fact, trying to navigate the legalities of employment law on your own can be overwhelming, as it can be difficult to know what lies apply or even where to look for guidance. Further complicating this field is the vast amount of federal law and case law that also applies, including the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. If you are having difficulty figuring out whether the issue you are having with your employer would give you grounds for a lawsuit, schedule a free consultation with David M. Boertje.

How can an Employment Lawyer Help?

An employment lawyer can represent you in wage negotiations with your employer, as well as in lawsuits against them. You have a right to a safe work environment, free of unfair treatment and discrimination. You also have a right to equal treatment and equal pay for equal work. Your lawyer can help you assert these rights and pursue compensation and damages when they are violated. Damages can vary based on the particular circumstances of your case but cover all financial and emotional losses related to the issue.

Contact Boertje & Associates

You deserve to feel safe and respected at your place of work. If your rights are being violated, or you have suffered damage as a result of illegal conduct from your employer, the lawyers at Boertje & Associates can help you. Contact us today for a free assessment of your case.

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