Employment Defense Attorney
Is your company facing litigation from a former employee? The legal pressure, harm to company morale, time commitments by management, and even publicity could harm your business.
You need an attorney who can guide employers through state and federal labor statutes, wrongful termination law and discrimination statutes.
By contacting Hoge Law Firm for a free consultation, employers can receive strong counsel from qualified San Diego attorneys.
Protect the Integrity and Success of Your Business
Connect with an Attorney for Labor Lawsuit Defense
All accusations of workplace sexual harassment, discrimination, and retaliation need to be taken seriously. Without the counsel of an attorney, employers risk fines, liability payments, and bad publicity that could affect future company growth and the ability to attract and retain great employees.
Hoge Law Firm has guided many San Diego employers through the litigation process. During a consultation, we can assess your situation and connect you with a skilled lawyer who understands the nuances of state and federal employment law. Your attorney can offer your company a vigorous defense while safeguarding your business from future legal claims.
To learn more about finding a skilled employment law attorney, contact our San Diego attorney's office.
During a consultation, we can assess your situation and connect you with a skilled lawyer who understands the nuances of state and federal employment law.
How a Lawyer Can Help Employers in Need Defense and Guidance for Litigation and Disputes
California is an at-will employment state, which means an employee can be disciplined or terminated without reason by the employer so long as the real reason does not violate the law. However, employees may feel that their legal rights were violated if they were fired or laid off. Wrongful termination lawsuits, rightly or wrongly, often include accusations of discrimination violations of public policy and breach of contract. Your attorney can navigate your defense through such claims.
Discrimination and Harassment
Workplace discrimination can take many forms. An employee may claim he or she was discriminated against based on gender, race, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, or political affiliation. Harassment accusations come in many forms as well. Current and past employees can claim verbal and sexual harassment involving in-person or remote work. Your attorney can evaluate and challenge harassment and discrimination claims carefully while protecting your business' reputation.
Claims of retaliation may include demotion, termination of employment, reduction of hours, refusal to provide a promotion or raise, or changes in work benefits. An employee may accuse your company of mistreatment because they reported labor law violations or spoke out about specific business practices. Your lawyer will evaluate in depth the retaliation allegations against your company.
Wage, Hour, and Payment Disputes
Wage disputes may arise if the employee does not feel they were paid on time, were not properly paid for working overtime, or did not receive a promised bonus or commission for their work. Your lawyer can address wage claims by noting the compensation the employee received, the classification of said employee at the time, and issues with a payroll service provider (PSP).
Other Labor Disputes a Defense Lawyer Can Help Your Business Address
- Breach of employment contract
- Class action litigation
- Employee non-compete agreements
- Employee non-disclosure agreements (NDA)
- False Claims Act (FCA) qui tam actions
- Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) disputes
- Hostile work environment accusations
- Independent contractor disputes
- Reasonable accommodations at the workplace
- Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act violations
- Whistleblower protection law violations
Resolving Employment Disputes and Litigation
Your San Diego employment law attorney will discuss different resolution strategies for your employment law case. This may include the following if a settlement agreement cannot be reached between parties.
Mediation involves a neutral third party (the mediator) who helps both sides discuss and resolve their disagreements. The goal is to come to a mutually agreeable compromise while avoiding a courtroom battle.
Arbitration involves a private hearing overseen by a neutral third party (the arbitrator). The arbitrator is often a retired judge. The goal is to present cases and receive a faster ruling than you could in court.
If a compromise or agreeable ruling cannot be reached, the employment dispute will proceed to court in which a judge and jury will ultimately decide the outcome.