Employment Law Attorneys in Torrance, CA
In the workplace, harassment, retribution, underpayment of overtime, and unfair dismissal are all too commonplace. Workers in California who have been subjected to harassment, discrimination, or wrongful termination can turn to Ricardo Lopez Law, an employment law firm.
Employees have received millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts through our firm. Fairness in the workplace is one of our core values. Our personal service is unmatched.
What Do Torrance Employment Lawyers Do?
Before going to court, we often try to work out a pre-litigation deal with the employee and employer. Ricardo Lopez Law’s favorite thing to do is try to reach a settlement outside of court. Ricardo Lopez Law then initiates an employment law action if the employer refuses to compensate the employee reasonably. We then might go to trial if the case remains unsettled.
This should not be attempted by employees on their own. Everything in your case should be handled by a top-notch lawyer. In addition to knowing how to bring lawsuits and put pressure on the corporation, an employment lawyer will automatically raise the value of your claim.
Because our team at Ricardo Lopez Law devotes their entire practice to employment law, you may relax knowing that your case is in capable hands.
Our Torrance employment law attorneys provide legal representation in the following practice areas:
- Class Actions
- Rest & Meal Breaks
- Sexual Harassment
- Wage & Hour
- Workplace Harassment
- Wrongful Termination
What Constitutes Wrongful Termination in Torrance?
Every day, people in Torrance lose their jobs. What constitutes a “wrongful termination” in the eyes of the law? Is it necessary to retain the services of an employment lawyer?
Just because termination was unjust doesn’t imply it was illegal. If an employee was terminated for a cause that was illegal under California law, the employer has committed a wrongful act.
There are a number of different instances where a Torrance employer should not terminate an employee’s employment. If the employer dismissed the employee because the employee requested a reasonable accommodation for a handicap or because the employee made a complaint about illegal activity, that might potentially be considered wrongful termination by the EEOC. If an employee is fired for supporting and promoting the rights of victims of discrimination and harassment, this may also be a violation of the law. The following also constitute wrongful termination:
- Discrimination Against People with Disabilities;
- Working in a hostile environment;
- Termination due to time off from work;
- Affordable modifications;
- Sexual assault;
- Termination due to whistleblowing;
- Overtime without pay.
Should You Hire a Torrance Employment Lawyer?
Laws governing the workplace are complex and difficult to understand. Most individuals recognize they need support if anything awful happens at work. However, what value does a lawyer add? What are the benefits of hiring an attorney?
First, clarity and guidance are provided by the attorney. Calling Ricardo Lopez Law helps people understand their predicament better. Good lawyers ask questions, acquire information, and then explain the best course of action in the best possible way. This can sometimes lead to legal action. We sometimes advise clients that they have no case and that suing is a terrible idea. This can spare you a lifetime of heartache and stress!
Secondly, the employer will take your case more seriously if you hire an employment lawyer. In reality, unless you engage a lawyer, the corporation might not take your issue seriously. Making legal threats without the assistance of an attorney is like chewing with no teeth.
Thirdly, settlements are worth more because of the possible favorable judgment. The only way to get a fair deal from the corporation is to sue them. That kind of pressure is best applied by experienced lawyers like Ricardo Lopez Law.
Should You Take Legal Action Against Your Employer?
No one should be afraid to take legal action against their employer. You may remain confident that your employer will not retaliate against you if you make your grudges known in court or otherwise. If you file a claim, your employment will be protected and you cannot be denied growth possibilities because you filed a claim. We can assist you if you believe your employer is retaliating against you because of prior legal action.
Ricardo Lopez Law’s goal is to offer the best possible counsel to workers who have been subjected to unfair treatment in the workplace. It’s time to put an end to sexual harassment, unfair terminations, and underpaid salaries.
Our legal team consists of graduates from some of the best law institutions in the United States. We are fortunate to have a team of lawyers that have worked in some of the most famous law firms in the country before joining us. Sexual harassment, pregnancy discrimination, handicap discrimination, and pay theft have all been among our most high-profile cases.
Ricardo Lopez lawyers frequently appear before the justices of the Torrance Courthouse. Our lawyers belong to the California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA).
What Should You Do?
Contact the office for additional information or simply to talk with a Torrance labor or employment lawyer to learn more about your legal options.