Employment Lawyers in Santa Ana
We Can Help You Assert Your Employment Rights
There are many federal and state laws in place to help prevent your employer from taking advantage of you and to keep you safe and respected at work. Unfortunately, not all of these laws are followed by employers who can act unscrupulously or with negligent ignorance or disregard for your rights. Simply put: Not everyone plays by the rules, and your boss might be one of them.
When you’re being unlawfully mistreated at work, however, you can fight back by getting The Gould Law Firm on your side. We offer employment law services in Santa Ana that can help you assert your rights and seek fair and just compensation for violations against them. We have more than 30 years of experience helping clients like you hold their bosses accountable when employment laws were broken at work.
Our legal services can help you fight back when you experience employment law violations as a result of:
While these are among our top services we can provide to our clients, we may not be limited to offering assistance for only these types of workplace violations. If you believe you endured or are enduring any kind of unlawful treatment at work, reach out to our attorneys for assistance.
What Does At-Will Employment Mean?
At-will employment is a legal concept that exists in many states, including California. It refers to an employment relationship where the employer or the employee can terminate the employment at any time, for any reason, without providing a specific cause or notice. In other words, both parties have the freedom to end the employment relationship without facing legal consequences.
Under at-will employment, an employer can dismiss an employee for reasons such as poor performance, violation of company policies, or even without providing a reason at all. Similarly, an employee is free to leave their job without giving a specific reason or notice period.
Additionally, exceptions to at-will employment exist through employment contracts, collective bargaining agreements, or certain public policy considerations. These exceptions may provide additional protections to employees and restrict the ability of employers to terminate employment without cause.
- Wrongful Termination
- Sexual Harassment
- Wage & Overtime Violations
- Disability Discrimination
- Breach Of Contract
- Age Discrimination
Wrongful TerminationUnder no circumstances can an employee be fired for an illegal reason – at-will or not.
Sexual HarassmentEvery day people experience some sort of sexual misconduct that violates federal and state laws that are in place to protect them. If this should happen to you, we can help you assert your rights.
RetaliationIt can be an emotionally challenging experience if you were fired, subjected to a reprimand, or endured another negative consequence at work.
Wage & Overtime ViolationsFederal and state laws entitle you to a minimum wage and overtime pay when you work beyond a certain number of hours in a day or overall workweek.
Disability DiscriminationDespite federal and state laws that expressly forbid discrimination against people for their disabilities, it’s unfortunately common for employers to engage in such behavior.
Breach Of ContractIf you're a permanent employee with a consistent agreement or an independent contractor who works under new contacts, you can be protected when your employer fails to uphold their end of the bargain.
Age DiscriminationEmployers whose policies or other employees who engage in age discrimination can be held liable for violating the victim’s rights and paying damages as fair and just compensation.
Who Can We Help?
Although we encourage anyone who believes their employment rights were violated to seek legal assistance immediately, we have ample experience working with government workers (city, school districts, state, and federal), unionized workers, independent contractors, Indian casino workers, and more.
No one should have to tolerate a violation of their rights at work. Whether you are a minimum wage worker, manager, or even an executive, we can offer employment law services in Santa Ana to people of all levels of authority when they need assistance with their claim.
1,000,000 Auto Parts Store Violating Labor Laws
$325,000 Bottling Company Not Paying Overtime
$300,000 County Employee Harassed by Supervisor
$110,000 Disability Discrimination Claim
$2,000,000 Discrimination by Security Guard Company
Many firms direct you to a law clerk or paralegal for your first consultation. At Gould & Associates, you will always meet and discuss your issues with an attorney.
Gould & Associates accepts cases of all sizes—from small individual cases to large, complex multi-party class actions. More importantly, we are not afraid to go against large firms.
We accept most cases on a contingency basis. That means there is no cost to you in advance to start your case.