Employment laws were established to protect employees from discrimination, mistreatment, and abuse by their employers. In general, employment law encompasses all aspects of the relationship between an employer and his/her employees, former employees, and/or job applicants. Employers are required by law to follow federal and state regulations with regards to discrimination, fair wages, employee privacy, wrongful termination, harassment, working environments, and the amount of hours an employee is required to work during the week.
All employees have a basic right to fair treatment, privacy, and respect. As an employee, you have the right to:
- Privacy (exception: privacy may be limited on company e-mail and Internet)
- Freedom from all types of discrimination and harassment
- A safe working environment. This includes freedom from dangerous conditions, potential safety hazards, toxic substances, insufficient security, etc.
- Fair wages and reasonable hours
- Freedom from retaliation or wrongful termination
The Law Office of Michael Sabzevar offers professional representation and services to clients with legal issues in the following areas of employment law:
- Sexual Harassment: According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, sexual harassment is defined as, “unwelcome or offensive sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct that is sexual in nature…Submission or rejection of this conduct explicitly or implicitly affects an individual's employment, unreasonably interferes with an individual's work performance, or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment.”
- Wrongful Termination: It is illegal for an employer to fire an employee for illegal or unlawful reasons. These reasons may include firing as a form of sexual harassment, discrimination, retaliation, or in violation of written agreements or labor laws. However, just because an employer fires an employee does not automatically make it wrongful termination. Employers have the right to lawfully fire employees, just like employees have the right to quit without notice or reason.
- Discrimination: It is illegal to discriminate against an employee, former employee, or job applicant based on his/her age, gender, race, sexual orientation, pregnancy, religion, nationality, or disability.
- Wage and Hour Disputes: All employees in California are legally entitled to be paid at least minimum wage, receive reasonable meal breaks, and be compensated for working overtime. When an employer violates these rights, he/she can be sued under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
In addition to these issues, Mr. Sabzevar also provides representation for other areas of employment law, such as workers’ compensation, employment contracts, affirmative action, pension plans, retirement, unemployment rights, health benefits and insurance, disability claims, pregnancy leave, family leave, medical leave, severance agreements, whistleblower claims, immigration employment issues, child labor laws, and more.
Contact Los Angeles Employment Law Attorney
If you feel your employment rights have been violated, contact the Law Office of Michael Sabzevar today. Throughout his career as a Los Angeles Employment Law Attorney, Mr. Sabzevar has successfully help hundreds of clients protect their employment rights and obtain a favorable outcome in court. Mr. Sabzevar personally evaluates every case, discusses his clients’ options, and helps them make informed and intelligent decision. Furthermore, Mr. Sabzevar is committed to providing all of his clients with viable resources, exceptional representation, individualized attention, and compassionate care.
If you are in need of a dedicated and experienced Los Angeles employment law attorney, contact the Law Office of Michael Sabzevar today for your free consultation at (818) 784-1688.