Employment Law


When your employer terminates you without good reason, treats you unfairly, does not pay you properly for all hours worked, or makes your workplace environment unbearable, they may not just be mean bosses or bad companies, they could be breaking state and federal employment laws.

It is illegal under California law for an employer to refuse to hire or employ a person, to refuse to select a person for a training program, to terminate an employee, to discriminate against a person in compensation, conditions, or privileges of employment or harass someone because of a person’s race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, or veteran or military status. These are known as protected categories.

As a California employee, you have numerous rights and protections under the law. An employer also has certain legal responsibilities toward its employees. The law does not protect employees from all unfair or improper conduct in the workplace. Freeburg & Granieri, APC’s skilled and knowledgeable employment attorneys are here to help you determine whether or not your rights have been violated.

Freeburg & Granieri, APC is dedicated to helping employees in the Pasadena-area and throughout California who have been unlawfully wronged by their employers. Whether you are an entry-level employee or a high-level executive, all employees deserve to be treated lawfully and receive the best legal representation when their rights have been violated.

If you would like to talk to an experienced employment law attorney about your case, please call our office today for a free consultation and case review.

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While employers can make business decisions and unfair decisions, they cannot treat you differently from the time of hire through termination because you fall within a protected category. By speaking to an experienced employment law attorney, we can help to determine if you have been subjected to illegal discrimination.

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California is an at-will employment state, but this does not mean that an employer can terminate an employee for an unlawful reason. It is also unlawful for an employer to terminate an employee because an employee falls within a protected category or complained about or protested against unlawful activity by the employer.

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Harassment is not just inappropriate comments or unwanted sexual advances in the office. It can also include offensive images, physical touching, blocking where you can walk, inappropriate emails, and off color jokes. It can also be illegal harassment if you are subject to a work environment that is hostile, intimidating, offensive, oppressive, or abusive because you belong to a protected category.

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You deserve to be paid fairly, fully, and promptly for all the hours you work. If you believe that you are not being paid for all your work hours, not properly being paid overtime, not receiving meal periods or rest breaks, are not being paid minimum wage, or not being paid on time, call us today.

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Employers are not allowed to retaliate against employees who complain about unfair wages, unlawful harassment or discrimination, violations of state or federal law, or other legal violations. If you have been demoted, fired, or mistreated at work after reporting a workplace issue, you may be a victim of workplace retaliation.

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Your employer has attorneys working to protect the company. You should have an attorney to protect your rights when negotiating with your employer or to review agreements and contracts before you sign them. An experienced employment attorney can help you to make sure any employment agreement you sign is to your benefit.

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