Brenes Law Group, P.C., represents employees that have been wrongfully terminated, harassed, and discriminated against. In addition, Brenes Law Group, P.C., holds employers accountable for wage and hour violations. Please read below for additional information regarding Brenes Law Group, P.C.‘s ability to protect against unlawful employment injuries.
Under California Law, it is unlawful for a California employer to fire an employee due to gender, pregnancy, age, race, disability, taking of a medical leave, requesting a reasonable accommodation for a disability, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, or because the employee engaged in whistleblowing by complaining about or otherwise opposing certain specified unlawful, fraudulent or unethical conduct. Losing your job is never easy, but it is made more difficult when you have been laid off or terminated wrongfully. If your rights have been violated, you may be entitled to lost earnings and damages. Contact us at 877-690-4899 for a free case evaluation and let Brenes Law Group, P.C., protect your rights and hold employers accountable for unlawful firings.
Discrimination can have devastating emotional and economic effects, leaving its victims feeling that they are helpless and alone. Discrimination in the workplace may be based on an employee’s race, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, religion, pregnancy or disability. While state and federal laws protect against discrimination in hiring, termination, promotion and discipline, it is unfortunately still common in many companies. If you feel you have been a victim of discrimination, please do not hesitate to seek legal action. At Brenes Law Group, P.C., we are committed to prosecuting employers who allow discriminatory conduct. Let us help you obtain compensation and justice for your injuries.
Many people are surprised to know that both men and women can experience harassment. Regardless of gender, employees are protected against harassment in the workplace, and legal action can address any conduct that generates a hostile work environment. You have a right to do your job and earn your income without unwanted or inappropriate comments, behavior or advances. In addition, if you have been the target of off-color comments, jokes, gestures or other actions, you do not have to tolerate this behavior. If you have been harassed by an employer, supervisor or coworker, including claims of sexual harassment and bullying, you may be entitled to compensation for your lost wages, benefits and emotional distress. Contact Brenes Law Group, P.C., to discuss your case and let us determine a plan of action to stop your unfair treatment.
Wage And Hour Violations
In California, there are strict regulations regarding meal and rest periods, the minimum wage, and the payment of wages, overtime and commissions. Some companies routinely violate these laws by making nonexempt employees work through lunch breaks, take unpaid rest breaks, or open or close the business on unpaid time. Others classify certain workers as managerial and therefore treat them as “exempt” from wage-and-hour laws, even when these employees are not really managers. If you and your co-workers have been made to work off-the-clock or if you have been mistakenly classified as an exempt employee, you may be entitled to compensation for your unpaid overtime and benefits. Let Brenes Law Group, P.C., help you receive the compensation you have earned.