California Employment Law Attorneys
Arias Ozzello & Gignac litigates on behalf of employees and employers in employment areas such as:
- wrongful termination
- sexual harassment
- hostile work environment
- employment discrimination
- wage and hour violations
- employee misclassification
Our attorneys also handle such aspects of employment law as: workers compensation workplace safety workplace whistle-blower rights Our law firm's practical approach in this area of the law also has allowed us to promptly and effectively resolve numerous matters without proceeding to litigation.
Employment law gives employees rights that employers often overlook. For example, depending on their situation, employees may be eligible for:
compensation if misclassified as administrative, executive or professional staff
reimbursement for work-relates related expenses such as work uniforms, company cell phones, and gas mileage
compensation for missed meal and rest breaks
These rights are often spelled out in the employee handbook as well as by law.
Arias Ozzello & Gignac represents employees whose legal rights have been violated. Our employment law attorneys also assist employers in developing personnel policies and practices to assure compliance with the laws regulating the employment relationship. We also provide training and guidance to employers on managing the workforce to minimize potential legal liabilities.
Our law firm provides employers with access to our expert legal staff. We stand by as a ready reference to guide employers as a supplement for the employer's own human resources staff.
A key area of employment law litigation is wrongful discharge, also known as wrongful termination. If you are an employee and believe you were terminated illegally, you may have a case against your employer. Or if you are an employer who has recently terminated an employee, you may need legal advice in case the employee files a wrongful termination action.
In California, a wrongful discharge case usually comes under one of the following categories:
- Violation of employment contract
- Discrimination cases
- Whistleblower/Public policy cases
Discrimination in the workplace can include creating what is known as a “hostile work environment,” where it becomes extremely uncomfortable for the employee to continue working.
Our employment lawyers can help advise you of your rights in such cases.
Contact an Experienced Employment Law Attorney
If you are an employee whose rights may have been violated by an employer, or an employer seeking legal advice about how to comply with employment law, contact our skilled employment law attorneys today.