Employment Law Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Few law firms in the Los Angeles region are able to match the passion, experience and commitment of Berenji Law Firm, A Professional Corporation. We practice employment law because we truly believe in leveling the playing field against employers who act unfairly or unlawfully. Far too many workers, however, don’t even know where to begin when they have a claim. These are some of the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) we hear from our clients:
- I think I have a claim but I really need this job. What if my employer fires me? Under the law, your employer cannot retaliate against you for seeking legal action where you believe you were wronged. If you experience any form of discrimination due to making a complaint or filing a claim, you may be entitled to take further legal action against them.
- How do I know if I’m a protected class when I experience discrimination? While federal discrimination law does fail to include some protected classes, California law is much more extensive. Odds are, you are protected against discrimination. However, every situation is unique — call our firm to discuss the details of your case. We are always honest about whether or not we believe your rights have been infringed upon.
- I believe I’ve been wrongfully terminated, but my employer says otherwise. Do I have a claim? Many times, employers will lie and provide false reasons as to why they fired you. Your employment is often “at will,” meaning you can be fired for any lawful reason at any time. Our attorneys thoroughly investigate every case to determine whether your employer is hiding their true intentions, and whether or not your rights were violated.
- What if I can’t afford a lawyer? The majority of our cases are taken on a contingency fee basis. This means that you not only receive a free case consultation, but you don’t owe us any attorney’s fees until and unless we secure you compensation and justice.
- What kind of damages am I able to receive? This depends largely on the case. The biggest forms of compensation are often in the form of lost wages and emotional distress damages. Sometimes, you may be able to secure punitive damages against your employer, or even force them to take a specific action as a result of your judgment.
Have more questions? We also have a FAQs page on pregnancy discrimination, and can answer any other questions during a free initial consultation at our offices. Call 888-900-2573 or 424-281-0510 today to schedule your appointment, or send us an email to get started.