EMPLOYMENT AND LABOR

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EMPLOYMENT AND LABOR

PRACTICE AREAS

BUSINESS / LITIGATION

        • Business Planning
        • Litigation Services
        • Purchase and Sales
        • Options and Exchanges
        • Leasing
        • Development and Management
        • Construction and Entitlement
        • Financing
        • Disputes & Unlawful Detainer
        • Collection
        • Last Will & Testament
        • Trusts
        • Durable Power of Attorney
        • Health Care Directive
        • Business Succession Planning
        • Commercial/Residential Loan Workouts
        • Commercial Lease Negotiation
        • Foreclosure Defense
        • Chapter 7
        • Chapter 13
        • Credit Repair
        • Credit Dispute & Litigation
        • Wrongful Termination
        • Sexual Harassment
        • Discrimination
        • Development and Management
        • Wage and Hour
        • Retaliation
        • Consulting

EMPLOYMENT AND LABOR

At Hoffman & Forde, Attorneys at Law, our attorneys are committed to promoting fairness and equality in the workplace. Our attorneys have experience litigating, mediating, and negotiating a broad range of employment disputes concerning discrimination, wrongful discharge, wage and hour, and sexual harassment. Our accomplished litigators will work with you to understand your goals and help you reach favorable and cost-effective solutions. Finally, we counsel employers on a variety of regulatory, legal, and human resources issues.

Wrongful Termination

Both state and federal laws prohibit employers from terminating employees for discriminatory reasons, because employees exercised his or her rights, or because employees reported an illegal activity. Our attorneys help employees who have been wrongfully terminated protect their rights. If you believe that you were the victim of a wrongful termination, contact us today to discuss the legal remedies available to you.

Sexual Harassment

It is illegal for employers or co-workers to sexually harass an individual and subject them to a hostile work environment. Sexual harassment does not have to be physical and includes any unwanted sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature. Our attorneys hold employers and/or co-workers accountable for engaging in, failing to prevent, or address sexual harassment so every employee can enjoy a harassment free workplace. No one should have to face this alone. Contact our office today if you believe you have been the victim of workplace sexual harassment.

Discrimination

Discrimination can affect an individual’s employment by creating a hostile and offensive work environment, or unreasonably interfere with an individual’s work performance. Discrimination can take many forms – whether based on gender, race, age, ethnicity – it is all illegal. We represent employees who suffered discrimination in violation of federal laws like Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and California state laws like the California Fair Employment and Housing Act. If you feel that you have been the victim of discrimination, contact us today to discuss your situation and the legal remedies available to you.

Wage and Hour

We are committed to ensuring that employees are fully and properly compensated for their hard work. Among other things, our attorneys hold employers responsible for misclassifying their employees as independent contractors, depriving their employees of their full wages or tips, and denying their employees of rest and meal breaks. Further, we work to ensure that employees are paid in a timely manner. Our attorneys can provide you with the representation you need if your employer has improperly withheld your wages or misclassified you as an independent contractor.

Retaliation

An employer cannot retaliate against an employee for objecting, disclosing, or refusing to participate in illegal conduct. We represent employees who faced retaliation by their employers for complaining about discrimination, harassment at work or for pursuing their rights under the law. If you feel that your employer retaliated against you for exercising your rights, you may have a claim. Contact us today to discuss your potential claim and legal remedies.

Consulting

Employment planning is key to promoting a healthy and positive work environment, and avoiding employment disputes. We counsel employers on a variety of regulatory, legal, and human resources issues to ensure compliance with state and federal employment laws and regulations. We help our clients establish policies, procedures, and guidelines essential to their businesses. Contact our office if you have questions about your employment practices or want to ensure your employment practices comply with the most recent state and federal laws and regulations.