Employee Rights Litigation For Los Angeles County And The San Fernando Valley
Courts have ruled that creating a hostile work environment in an effort to force an employee to quit is illegal. The practice is often referred to as constructive discharge and can involve practices as subtle as discontinuing an older employee’s medical benefits and capping pay, to outright hostility in the form of a demotion to an undesirable position. If you feel your Southern California employer may be trying to retaliate against you or force you to quit because of your age and wage, you may have a legitimate claim for wrongful discharge.
Call Jay S. Rothman & Associates. We have been protecting the rights of workers in Southern California for decades. We know what constructive discharge and retaliatory measures look like, and we know how to build a strong case in your favor.
From offices in Woodland Hills, our lawyers provide legal advice and representation for clients in communities throughout Los Angeles County and the San Fernando Valley in Southern California. If you feel your workplace rights may have been violated, call 818-986-7870 or contact us by email to arrange a free consultation with an experienced Los Angeles constructive discharge attorney today.
Are you the target of constructive discharge? Can you answer yes to any of these questions?
- Has your employer downgraded your compensation and benefits, but left your co-workers at the same level?
- Has your supervisor started a “paper trail” by recording and reporting slight tardiness and minor errors?
- Have you suddenly started to receive negative comments and reviews about your work?
- Have you been moved to a job position that is beneath the qualifications for which you were hired, without explanation?
- Are you suddenly being denied lunch and coffee breaks that other workers have retained?
- Has your employer reclassified you as exempt or non-exempt in an effort to reduce your earning capacity?
- Have you been warned about being fired for a minor issue?
- Are co-workers tracking your activity and reporting on your job performance?
Why Do Employers Try To Get You To Quit?
California employers who lay off or fire an employee without good cause face paying unemployment insurance premiums. Small-business owners, in particular, try to avoid these costs by hoping an employee will quit and forfeit the right to file for unemployment. But very few good workers commit errors that are serious enough to warrant getting fired for cause. Therefore, the only way to deny unemployment benefits is to get the worker to quit on his or her own. If you feel you were constructively discharged, or if you are facing harassment by your employer in an effort to force you to quit, call us.
San Fernando Valley Constructive Termination Attorneys
Get the legal help you need to protect your employee rights. Call 818-986-7870. You may also use our contact form to submit an email regarding your case. We offer a free consultation, and we advance all costs of investigating, preparing and litigating your case.