If you believe that you have a claim for wrongful termination, unpaid overtime, or have been discriminated against, contact Kuvara Law Firm 1-800-4-INJURY about your potential case.
Under California law, employees do have rights. Employment is generally "at-will" which means that an employer can terminate an employee with or without a reason (or without good cause) without violating the law. However, there are numerous exceptions to this rule. An employer cannot legally terminate an employee in violation of a fundamental public policy. Damages may include loss of wages, emotional distress and punitive damages.
Employers do not always properly pay their employees. In the area of overtime pay, employers can and do illegally mischaracterize an employee´s exempt status or fail to pay the proper premium overtime rate of pay. In many cases, this results in an employee losing significant amounts of overtime pay even if the employer pays a regular salary. For example, under California law "working managers" (including managers who spend more than 50% of their time doing non-managerial tasks) may be entitled to overtime pay.
State and federal law prohibits illegal discrimination and/or harassment based on certain protected categories including but not limited to race, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age and disability. Similarly, an employee who complains and/or protests of discrimination and/or harassment based on a protected category may be protected against retaliation.
If you believe that you have a claim for wrongful termination, unpaid overtime, or have been discriminated against, contact Kuvara Law Firm 1-800-4-INJURY about your potential case. Our offices for Employment Law are located in San Jose, San Rafael, San Francisco, Oakland, Sacramento, Walnut Creek, Pleasanton, Pleasant Hill, Vallejo, Fairfield, Santa Rosa, San Mateo, Redwood City, and Newark.
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