If you are searching for an experienced employment lawyer in Los Angeles or throughout Southern California, DesJardins & Panitz LLP is here to make sure your rights are expertly defended.
Our decades of experience, hard work, and careful preparation has helped our clients win and settle even the the most difficult cases, getting the compensation they rightfully deserve.
Have you, a family member, or friend fallen victim to illegal employment practices? Please don’t hesitate – contact us for FREE consultation today. Please keep in mind that we are able accept most cases on contingency, meaning we do not get paid until you do.
ABOUT LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW
This area of law is focused on workplace rights and obligations between employers and their employees. Labor and Employment Law can also involve job applicants or former employees.
At DesJardins & Panitz LLP, we handle a range of case types under Labor and Employment law. Please click any of the following links to learn more about our approach:
- Sexual Harassment
- Wrongful Termination
- Wage and Hour
- Back Wages
- Meal and Rest Breaks
- Class Action
American and Californian employees are generally protected by a set of labor laws. Employee rights under these laws are all-too-commonly denied or infringed upon by employers. Many of Labor and Employment laws also protect prospective employees throughout the job application and hiring process, especially from discrimination based on gender, race, national origin, religion, or age.
These laws also protect employee privacy in the workplace. Our clients often have questions about whether employers can legally:
• Listen to employee phone conversations
• Monitor employee emails, web browsing, or other computer activity
• Obtain records of employees’ phone calls
• Search an employee’s desk
While the law permits employers to do these things in the majority of cases, there are instances in which an employer is in fact in violation of the employee’s rights. At DesJardins & Panitz LLP, we will listen carefully to the details of your case and use our decades of expertise to determine whether your rights have in fact been infringed upon.
For example, whereas an employer is allowed to monitor business calls placed to and from their business, the federal Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) does limit the extent of monitoring. For instance if a personal call comes in, the employer must stop monitoring as soon as it becomes clear that the call is personal in nature. This same law may also be applied to an employer’s monitoring of employee emails.
There are other critical Federal and State laws protecting employees from
- Unfair payment practices
- Harassment and Discrimination
- Employer retaliation against an employee’s claims or complaints
- Dangerous materials and working conditions
If you think your rights may have been violated by your employer, or if you would like to know whether these laws and regulations are relevant you, please call us today. Remember, consultation is always FREE, and because we most often work on contingency, there will be no cost to you unless we win or settle your case.
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