Trust Your Case to an Employer Defense Lawyer with More than 30 Years of Experience
Hoge Law Firm represents employers who have been accused of breaching expectations or violating employment laws. We also represent clients involved in whistleblower litigation and wrongful termination suits. Charlie Hoge has over 30 years of experience as an employment defense lawyer in San Diego, CA, and has earned a reputation for helping clients involved in a wide range of employment litigation issues. If you have been accused of discrimination or harassment in the workplace, wrongful termination, or are involved in some other form of employment litigation, it is vital to hire skilled legal representation as soon as possible.
California is an at-will state, which means an employee can be disciplined or terminated without reason by the employer. However, many employees may feel that their legal rights were violated if they were fired or laid off. Wrongful termination lawsuits often include accusations of discrimination. Former or departing employees may also claim breach of contract because of an unexpected termination.
Discrimination and Harassment
Discrimination claims can take many forms. Commonly, an employee asserts he was terminated, demoted, or did not receive a raise or promotion he was due. An employee may claim he was discriminated against based on his gender, race, sexual orientation, age, religion, or political affiliation. Harassment accusations come in many forms as well. Current and past employees can claim verbal, physical, or sexual harassment, or even a combination of all three.
Employees may be disciplined or terminated for reporting workplace activity believed to be illegal or for objecting to participating in that activity. In some cases, employees who report wrongdoing on the part of their employer may be terminated or disciplined for actions that were not connected to their original claim. However, these employees may argue that they were wrongfully terminated because of their whistleblower actions.
"Charlie Hoge has over 30 years of proven experience that he can use to defend your actions as an employer."
Litigation involving whistleblowers can become extremely complex. Charlie Hoge has proven experience defending national government contractors and national business organizations against these claims.
Wage and Payment Disputes
State and national wage and hour laws are complicated. Many employers fail to keep up with changes in these laws and face huge unexpected liability. Wage and payment disputes may arise if an employee believes he was not being paid a minimum or living wage according to state laws. Disputes may also arise if the employee does not feel he was being paid the wage he was promised, or if he is not receiving payment in the form that was previously agreed upon.
Defending Your Rights
If you or your company have been accused of any violation of employment law, it is vital that you work with an experienced attorney. During a consultation, Charlie Hoge can discuss your case and review the evidence. He can explain your options and help you understand the potential outcomes of your case.